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- Perfectly situated for close access to the very best of Dauin’s muck-diving
- Relaxed lodge ambience with just 14 rooms and a laid-back social atmosphere
- Outstanding facilities for dedicated tech and rec divers and underwater photographers
- Surprising creature comforts with a spacious pool complex, gourmet meals, spa services, and very good coffee
Liquid Dumaguete's motto is 'Eat, Sleep, Dive, Live!' - and their team’s passion for service and hospitality ensures that each guest's stay and diving experience is second to none. Spend your days lounging by the pool, soaking up sun on the beach, and diving and snorkelling Dauin’s best sites. Or, take your adventure to the next level with full-on diving day trips throughout the region, exciting outings, and adventure tours. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities for wellness and rejuvenation here too, with soothing spa services, yoga, and healthy chef-inspired cuisine.
About Liquid Dive Resort
Liquid is a small boutique dive resort situated on a secluded beach in Dauin, home to some of the best diving in the Philippines. Located just 20-minutes from the hustle and bustle of Dumaguete city, Liquid is peaceful yet convenient, offering a quiet retreat into nature. This resort is well-equipped to host scuba divers of all skill and certification levels, as well as dedicated underwater photographers, and couples or families looking for a relaxing beach getaway. And, with only 14 traditional cottages, Liquid boasts a laid-back atmosphere and charming ambiance that carries over into wonderful family-style meals and fun social evenings.
As an award-winning PADI 5-Star CDC dive centre, the service and facilities at Liquid Dive resort match the quality of diving along the coastline. This is an excellent option for starting or beginning your underwater education, with high standards for safety and fun, and quality instruction at all levels. You’ll enjoy small group sizes, expert facilities for personal gear, and plenty of guidance from one of the area’s top reviewed dive teams. Plus, with a small resort atmosphere and unique outings with just a handful of guests, Liquid Dive Resort provides the ideal setting to let your hair down and focus on the underwater world!
Explore the resort
Liquid’s garden restaurant offers a selection of Filipino, Asian and European inspired dishes made using locally sourced produce. The bar, located at the restaurant and nestled between the resort’s two pools, offers a wide selection of cocktails, local beers, fruit smoothies and soft drinks. After dark, the bar transforms into the resort’s main social space, providing plenty of comfortable seating, good music, billiards, and darts. Liquid’s gourmet coffee shop and chill out area also offer comfy furnishings and great views, making it the perfect place to relax with a homemade cookie and gourmet coffee before a day of spectacular diving.
Guests can also relax in Liquid’s dedicated massage cottage and European-style aromatic hot spring bath, designed to soothe weary travellers and stressed-out scuba divers. Daily mindfulness practices are also available, including hatha yoga, meditation, and more. Liquid’s dedicated team of local travel experts are happy to arrange enriching excursions and adventure tours - just let them know what activities you enjoy and trust them with the details. Guests here will also find a small boutique stocked with an array of Liquid merchandise, local hand-crafted products and eco-friendly items.
Diving from Liquid Dumaguete
Liquid Dumaguete is a PADI 5-Star CDC resort, offering dive training from beginner to pro, plus a range of speciality and technical diving qualifications. With spacious classrooms, a well-organised gear room and an array of wash tanks, the resort’s exceptional attention to detail naturally translates into a safe and enjoyable diving experience. Additional facilities include secure gear storage, a dedicated training pool, hot showers, and nitrox for qualified guests. Full gear rental is available, including dive computers and torches, and underwater photography services can also be arranged.
Both boat and shore diving are possible here, with Liquid Dumaguete boasting access to over 40 incredible dive sites, including day trips to neighbouring Apo, Siquijor, and Sumilon islands. Night dives are also available - a great way to get up close and personal with Dauin’s most exciting macro wildlife, much of which is nocturnal. Each diving adventure includes expert guiding from eagle-eyed local spotters, small groups split by skill level and air consumption, and perfectly maintained gear and boats - complete with modern safety equipment and camera rinse bins onboard.
- Plan a dry day for canyoneering at Kawasan or trekking at Mount Talinis.
- This resort’s 20-dive package represents one of the region’s best values - they also offer discounts for groups and dive pros!
- Don’t miss the chance to take a dip in the healing waters of Liquid’s secret on-site geothermal hot spring.
- Take a day trip to neighbouring Apo, Siquijor, or Sumilon for thriving coral reefs and world-class diving with a focus other than muck and macro.
A deep connection to nature and commitment to the health of the ocean is paramount in everything this resort does. From weekly beach and dive site clean-ups to a continuing ban on single-use plastics, Liquid Dive Resort strives to be the best environmentally aware dive resort that it can - setting a powerful example for other local operators.
As a result of their continued environmental efforts, Liquid has received the PADI Green Star Award and was the very first Green Fins resort in Dauin. Liquid also has a close affiliation with I-Sea Horse and Project AWARE.
Diving in Dumaguete and Apo Island
Plentiful reef life
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PADI 5-Star CDC Resort
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