ULOG #011 : Dauin Beach, a diving destination in Negros Oriental, Philippines

in ulog •  last month

I was told when I was in Dumaguete City to visit Apo Island, but upon learning that it is a diving destination, it wasn't a priority. But given the chance during my stay in Negros last month, I could have if I wanted to, not to dive but to check the island. Island hopping seems to be the norm when in Central Visayas.

If one checks the Philippines' map, most of those more than a thousand islands that comprise the archipelago are found there.

Dauin

Without my flatmate originating here, this place won't have any attraction to me. But since I was already in Negros, visiting my friend's family in Dauin was a MUST. And I promised to visit the place when in the area. It's proximity to Dumaguete helped as well as I was just commuting, taking about 30 minutes by bus.

Have you heard or been to Dauin?

It's a coastal town where its' appeal attracts divers, reaching to Apo Island. Few resorts lined the shore and it's not very commercialised.

A couple of boats were bobbing in the water and accordingly, they were carrying divers. We didn't go to another side of the beach but we were told that there are still diving sites around further from us.


With one of the diving schools a PADI accredited, locals and tourists have been learning to dive here. A friend in Spain learnt it here and have been going on holiday year after year.

Apo Island

Unknown to many, this island is a part of the municipality of Dauin. A great diving site also, it takes 30 minutes boat drive to get there. Just be aware that there is no electricity in the island.

Mt. Apo can be seen in the background. With its' proximity to the mainland, divers from Dauin and from nearby towns can easily go there for a day to dive.

What was advised to us when we were in Dumaguete was to stay there for a couple of days. If diving is not your cup of tea, other activities can be hiking, chasing waterfalls, going around the island or just laze around. Although with no electricity, no worries, resorts have amenities that can cater to the needs of the tourists.

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maganda mag snorkeling kasama ang mga pawikan.. kaso katakot din pag nagkamali ka.. parang malaki yung penalty pag nahawakan mu ang pawikan at na kick yung corals diyan... nothing special aside from that activity..

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eh di wag hawakan..i would love to do that. where? not sa danjugan.

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sa apo island mismo.. katakot din naman sa danjugan meron diyan mga shark.. hehehe

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bat sa oslob there is swimming with sharks!😍😍

Its really beautifull i wanna go there whenever in my life.thats a nice place to vist

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Much better if we can dive so we can appreciate the place more.

Your walk of hope in the Philippines has really been so amazing, sometimes I look at your progress and it's so thrilling so many amazing projects. You've been doing awesome my friend.

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I've been really good, so far, you're fully based in the Philippines now, no?

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That's good to hear. Yeah for now. Stay well!

It's a shame in my part being a Negrense and not being able to visit these yet. My bestfriend had been telling me to visit Dauin and Apo island in like forever (she is residing in Mactan, Cebu) but I never had the chance to (yet). I would prefer an island with no electricity these days because apart from the wonderful view, these places offer me a place to recharge my soul.

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You can do that in Dauin too as it's very quiet. The local government didnt allow lights along the shore so sa mga resorts lang meron tao. Elsewhere is madilim.

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That sounds tempting. I can imagine the peace and quiet. Although I'll sure to have friends with me when I go there since I'm too scared of the dark

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Better with friends i should say...depends on what you do. Where are you based?
Have you heard of @walkofhope? It's based in Bayawan for now.

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Yes I have heard a thing or two about #walkofhope especially from the steemian friends in Cebu. I'm based in Manila however but if there is anything I can do, I would very much like to help.

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@walkofhope will go around Negros, and if you have heard of tatay Dagsa, he will accompany @flabbergast-art sa tour. @steemph.negros is helping but sa dumaguete lang sila. @jezmacher is from bacolod.

Dunno yet on when they will leave Bayawan but it will be Music and Arts ang gagawen. After Negros, it will go sa ibang islands.

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That would have been nice especially if I'm in Negros. I know @jezmacher and @bobbiecayao from Negros thru steemit. When will @walkofhope be coming back to Manila? I should keep myself aware of the activities para I can help out din. Or hopefully if nasa Negros pa sila by December I might be able to join them sa activity.

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Ok thanks, dunno when but from Bayawan, they will go to Bacolod as the paintings of @flabbergast-art are in the museum. Then iikot na around Negros. Sige ate.

Considering this is a PADI diving centre it sounds very unspoiled and not touristy @immarojas. There aren't too many places like that left 😊.

While you were there did you go hiking and chasing waterfalls?

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the local government will not allow the place to be that commercialised. Even along the shore, the public cant go at night as there are no street lights. Unless you're staying at the resort, the whole beach is yours.
We went to a woodland outside Dauin where one man planted endangered trees and plants.

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that's great to have a forward thinking local government @immarojas. I suppose they have the benefit of seeing what has happened in other places. I'm glad that I did I lot of my travelling when many of the places I visited weren't over run with tourists. 😁

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Too many tourists can be the issue but it's mostly what people do to a place, tourists and locals alike. An untouched place is still possible in this time and age i think. The reason i love Wales and Malvern...and am sure a lot of places are still the same or trying to.

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Yeah. One of the things I love about Wales @immarojas is you can still visit burial cairns and such like, that are thousands of years old, and be the only people there. It's the same in many places in Scotland, perhaps even more so. 😊

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I've only been to Perth for camping and a bit further but am sure it is. Ive seen shows of Skye that i love too😍😍 Darthmour have u been?

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I've not hear of Darthmour @immarojas. Where is that? 😍

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Down south..dunno which part. Dartmoor perhaps???

Let's go diving while here while you're in the Philippines. :)

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Will join you in going to the island...not the diving😆😃😅 let's go to oslob!

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Yes please. :) Paging @dreamiely. :)

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yeah paging @dreamiely!

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Thank you!

did you visit valencia?

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Went to visit tatay Eti's Libtong woodlands...didn't stay long though. you've been there?

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only at the red river waterfalls in valencia.. have not heard of the the woodlands.. its been awhile since I visted dumaguete.. maybe soon

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thanks!

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Bacong pala sya sorry!