Dauin, Negros Oriental


Dauin is a town in the province of Negros. Negros Island, divided into Occidental and Oriental, is the second largest in the Visayas region. The province is mountainous and volcanic, and its topography is characterized by low, grooved mountain ranges, which mostly lie close to the shoreline. Negros is famously known as “Sugar Island” because more than half of its agricultural land is used for sugar cane plantations. At the southern end of the province is the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros) strato volcano, which rises to a height of 1,864 meters. At the northern end of the province is Mount Canlaon, the highest peak in the island with a height of 2,465 meters and home to an active volcano.

Across Dauin is Apo Island, which is famous for its stunning corals. Dauin itself has a stunning house reef, and its beach is rich caramel brown.

You’ll be staying with:

Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort

Vida Homes Condo Resort

You’ll be diving with: Sea Explorers

• World-class muck diving
• Day trips to Apo Island and Siquijor Island
• Special day trips to Sumilon Island
• Late-afternoon dives with mandarin fish
• Night dives
• Single-tank and two-tank dives along the coastline

Prices: Fun diving, Sanctuary fees

• PADI beginner courses up to Divemaster
• PADI IDCs – Open water instructor (Contact us for more details)

Pricing for courses

Languages: English, Tagalog, Cebuano, German, Dutch, French, Spanish
(Other languages on request)

  • Full rental equipment from size XXS to XXXL, as well as full sets for kids
  • 8-liter tanks for the special use of kids
  • Sidemount equipment (on request only)
  • 12-liter aluminum tanks with Yoke (INT) valves and DIN valves
  • Underwater torches
  • Dive computers

The dive center is open daily from 8AM to 7PM. Check-in anytime during office hours. Our staff will show you around, explain the dive center procedures and help you to get your dive equipment ready. The following documents are required for dive center registration: Diver Certificate, Logbook, Medical Certificate

Our office staff will have your bill ready for your review when you finish your dives. Payment can be made in cash (EUR, CHF, USD, PHP), or by credit card in USD (Visa, American Express or Mastercard), or via PayPal. Sanctuary fees need to be paid in cash.

Note: The dive center bill is separate from the hotel bill.

Good to know

  • Temperature: Water 26-30°C / Air 25-33°C
  • Up to 4 dives a day Small groups: Up to 4 divers per dive guide; up to 5 divers if one diver is a Divemaster/instructor
  • Maximum depth: Up to 40m
  • Nitrox: Up to 32% (with surcharge)
  • Manager: Kevin
  • Assistant manager: Malou
  • Dive instructors: Damron, Neil, Erwin
  • Boat Crew: Joseph, Gerome, Renante, Bonet, Junjun, Roland, Gilbert, Sammy, Danilo, Cielo, Ruel, Bobong, Rene, Loloy, Danny, Jay, Froilan
  • Dive Guides: Gio, Carlos, Jude, Tony
  • Office Staff: Malou


Fits 16 divers

Island Explorer
Fits 12 divers

  • Dako
  • Jumica

Each boat fits 20 divers

What’s onboard each boat:

  • O2 equipment
  • First Aid box
  • Spare dive equipment
  • Toolbox
  • Emergency communication
  • Camera cleaning station
  • Complimentary drinking water, coffee and tea



Fits 8 divers