The island of Negros is the second largest in the Visayas, after Panay. Negros, split into Occidental and Oriental, is mountainous and volcanic origin, very fertile and also famous as “sugar island”, because more than half of the agricultural land is used for sugar cane plantations.
Beside the wild nature on Negros and a “caramel” brown beach in Dauin, every diver has the chance for a varied dive holiday. Dauin offers next to a multifaceted house reef, impressive corals (Apo Island) as well as world class muck diving. Each diver has the chance to find a personal favorite dive spot.
Negros Oriental occupies the south-eastern half of the island of Negros, with Negros Occidental comprising the western half. It has a total land area of 5,402.30 km². A chain of rugged mountains separates Negros Oriental from Negros Occidental. Unlike its sister province, which belongs to the Western Visayas region, Negros Oriental belongs to the Central Visayas region. Negros Oriental faces Cebu to the east across the Tañon Strait and Siquijor to the south-east. The Sulu Sea borders it to the south.
The province’s topography is characterized by low, grooved mountain ranges which mostly lie close to the shoreline. At the southern end of the province is the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros) strato volcano which rises to a height of 1864 meters. At the northern end of the province is Mount Canlaon, the highest peak in the island with a height of 2465 meters and an active volcano. There are a few plateaus in the interior to the west of the province.