- Stylish guest rooms perfect for couples, families, and dive groups
- Facilities include a pool complex, spa, and tranquil tropical gardens
- Range of activities including diving, trekking, wildlife watching, and more
- State of the art dive centre and over 30 world-class sites to explore
Pura Vida is located on a beautiful beach-front location in Dauin, Negros, and boasts a state of the art dive centre and access to truly world-class macro diving. This family-friendly and wheelchair accessible resort features multiple accommodation options to suit every travel style, plus childcare and daily activities for non-divers. Guests here can also take advantage of first-class facilities such as a pool, spa, gym and conference room, making it the ideal base for any dive trip to the region. Top it all of with a modern dive centre catering to all skill levels, thrilling underwater experiences like fluo night diving, and amenities for all your dive gear and electronics - and you’ve got a dedicated scuba diver’s dream come true!
About Pura Vida Dauin
Pura Vida is a tranquil and secluded tropical beachside resort located in Dauin, around 15 kilometres south of Dumaguete City, on the island of Negros. This Swiss-managed facility was built by divers for divers, with a first-class dive centre offering modern amenities and thrilling underwater activities to suit the whole family. With a wide range of comfortable accommodation options, outstanding activities for land lovers, and special offerings just for children, Pura Vida gives guests the opportunity to customise their holiday, and take advantage of the region’s most unique and exciting experiences.
This resort aims to provide luxury dive holidays within a natural and environmentally-friendly setting, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, while maintaining a closeness to nature. Boasting a generous pool complex surrounded by tropical gardens, blissful day spa, well-equipped gym, and a beautiful sandy beach, Pura Vida Resort provides a bit of something for everyone. And, to top it all off, a world-class dive centre and highly-trained professional dive team, deliver unique and exciting scuba experiences, and happily cater to each and every diver’s individual needs.
Explore the resort
Pura Vida’s main restaurant is located above the dive centre, just steps from the resort’s spacious and modern guest rooms. Each day’s sumptuous buffet breakfast caters to all tastes and is perfect for dedicated divers who need an extra energy boost. Guests can enjoy lunch and dinner right on the sand, where tables are situated under traditional thatched roofs. And, on clear nights, dinner can be served under the stars. The menu boasts a wide range of Asian and European meals, including daily and weekly specials, made using fresh seasonal ingredients. The resort’s conveniently located pool bar serves a range of tropical drinks, fresh fruit juices, shakes, cocktails, liquors and local beer.
The resort spa lies within the luscious tropical gardens providing a quiet and relaxing environment and a variety of soothing treatments. An in-house gym is free to all guests and is equipped with first-class equipment, yoga facilities, air-conditioning, hot water showers and changing rooms. Pura Vida also features a modern conference hall which can accommodate 120 people for meetings, weddings, and parties. Local excursions on offer include visits to beautiful freshwater lakes, ATV tours, hiking, boat riding, swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. And, Pura Vida’s boutique shop offers a range of locally handmade products, beachwear, souvenirs, and cosmetics.
Diving at Pura Vida
Sea Explorers is a PADI 5-Star CDC resort, located inside Pura Vida. This shop is perfectly equipped to provide exciting experiences for divers of all levels, with a retail shop, air-conditioned classroom and plenty of space to store personal equipment. Up to four dives are offered every day, including dusk and night dives, as well as day trips to Apo Island and Sumilon Island. Full equipment rental is available, including computers and blue-light torches for fluo night diving, as well as nitrox for qualified divers.
The dive centre caters to guests of all skill and comfort levels, with a variety of daily trips conducted from four spacious custom dive boats. And, you’re guaranteed to enjoy each day at sea with small dive groups, eagle-eyed local macro spotters, and a highly-trained team of international instructors offering hands-on service and guidance both above and below water. Dauin offers excellent conditions for divers of all experience levels, and PADI courses from beginner to pro are offered. The resort boasts access to 30 excellent dive sites with an abundance of world-class macro life, making it a paradise for underwater photographers.
- Plan a dry day and visit the Vida Spa - an oasis of calm set in a lush tropical jungle.
- This is one of the few wheelchair accessible resorts, ideal for differently-abled guests.
- Don’t miss out on exciting day trips to Balanan Lake, Apo Island, and Twin Lakes.
- Sea Explorers’ 20-dive package is one of Dauin’s best values for dedicated divers planning to hit the water multiple times per day.
Diving in Dumaguete and Apo Island
Rare OctopusYear round
Exotic cuttlefishYear round
Hairy FrogfishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Clown frogfishYear round
Exotic NudisYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star CDC Resort
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water