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Dumaguete Divers

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Poblacion I | Bonafacio Street, Near the Church, Dauin, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
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Dumaguete Divers

Dumaguete Divers gets a 10/10 from us! Despite very short notice, Simon managed to squeeze us in... read more

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Roseanna T
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It was awesome! I got to say i was not expecting to like diving that much. A man named Per was the... read more

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Harleymck
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Diving is what we do best - especially within the rich waters of Apo Island and shoreline of Negros Oriental. "Mabuhay" is a Philippine greeting. It literally is the imperative form of "live", from the root word buhay (life). Dumaguete Divers provides a personalised service specialising in small groups and Adventure tours. SSI Instructor Training Center and PADI diving courses are offered as well as day trips and half day local dives. All travellers are welcome to enjoy our friendly club atmosphere at the Dauin Dive Cafe, next to our dive center, which offers great value meals and friendly service. Shadowed by low mountain ranges rising along the coast the province has plenty of activities to make your stay exciting and rewarding.
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  • Average2%
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Poblacion I | Bonafacio Street, Near the Church, Dauin, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6217, Philippines
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Reviewed today via mobile

Dumaguete Divers gets a 10/10 from us! Despite very short notice, Simon managed to squeeze us in for an open water course and fun dives, find us perfect local guesthouse accommodation and provided us with brilliant instructors. The Duain Cafe (Rowella and crew) welcomed us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome! I got to say i was not expecting to like diving that much. A man named Per was the instructor, he was funny and made the techniques easy to understand. I also had a really good time with the people i was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel lucky that I made it to Dumaguete Divers last November in order to get my Open Water. I found in my instructor Jon not only a mentor and an involved teacher but also a great buddy to dive with. His large knowledge plus...More

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simon s, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your kind review. John is a dedicated Professional and thanks for the kudos as he loves teaching. We strive to look after all our diving guests and you mentioned the Dauin Dive Cafe and the staff and we appreciate this too....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a nice little restaurant in Dauin and it's great for a lunch stop. They have a large menu, the portions are good and the food is tasty. Simon the owner is very friendly and happy to chat.

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Simon S, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review. Very happy you enjoyed our food at the Dauin Dive Cafe and we all look forward to your return. Mabuhay!

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

To be honest, I find that Dauin is one of the best place in the world to do diving courses and have some good dives. Dumaguete Divers offer cheap prices for a professional service and Dive cafe is a good place for food. Dont miss...More

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Simon S, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks very much in taking the time to review Dumaguete Divers. We had a great time diving with you and teaching your boyfriend his Open water Course. John is passionate about the underwater world and a great Instructor and mentor and I am happy you...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

In all honesty, our dives with Dumaguete divers were memorable. We spend 1 day at Apo Island with my girlfriend and had to come for a second round as the dive sites are so rich and amazing. I think I can say that our 2nd...More

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simon s, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thanks very much for your very positive review. Your right John is a relentless Professional that loves his job and ensuring people always have the best experience. Apo Island is a unique diverse Marine environment and deserves its status as a World Class dive site....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I found them through my hostel and I was happy to have done my Apo Island dives with them! I'm a newly certified diver but I felt safe with the new equipments they rented out. The crew were also very helpful with setting up the...More

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Simon S, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for your kind review and we would love to see you return for your Advanced Adventure course! We pride ourselves on the standard of our equipment and thanks for mentioning this. Wherever your diving we all miss you and wish you well. Safe Diving

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We dove 21 dives with Dumaguete Divers both locally and on Apo Island. I was very impressed by their professionalism and customer care. Simon runs a fun and efficient crew , we had a great time getting to know them and dive with them. They...More

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Simon S, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review. We managed to dive the best of our coastline with you guys as well as Apo Island. We all enjoyed your company and look forward to your return in the near future. Mabuhay!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We did first dive’s with John, who is the best instructor!!:) Everything was clear and safe! Thank you John for great time!!:) Strong recommendation! Cheers! Jagoda and Darius Ps. Grrrrrr :)More

Thank Darius K
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Simon S, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Dumaguete Divers and we are really happy you loved your first diving experience. Our Instructors pride themselves on giving our guests a safe and enjoyable experience and we are happy that you found John to your liking....More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We came to Dauin with the idea of diving in Apo Island, but Simon the manager told us about local dives (cheaper) that allowed us to discover muck diving. And we did good to listen to him! Great experience with our dive master John, thank...More

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Simon S, Manager at Dumaguete Divers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Dumaguete Divers. Great that you both got to enjoy our famous Muck diving as it really is World Class. John is a dedicated teacher and loves to pass on his knowledge, experience to all divers...More

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Hi. You should email to the owner, Simon, directly for his latest price list. He'll get back to you right away. I can't provide that information I guess, but search for Dumaguete Divers and you'll find his website. Simon... More
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