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Water temp Dumaguete

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by bkpix, May 5, 2019.

  1. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    The place has expended as well as the price over last few yrs. P3,000.00 for the basic cottage is a bit steep.
  2. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: North America
    I was talking to a friend of Mike's in April and he, of course, recommended Mike's place. However, I also looked online and found Pura Vida (Sea Explorers is there dive shop). I like the diving and people of the Philippines but not wild about the food. So Pura Vida looked good for food I'd like (bacon, eggs, pancakes, etc. for breakfast and Italian food for lunch/dinner). But then recently I read many reviews saying Pura Vida was a great resort but the food sucked.

    Now I'm not sure which to book. Can anyone speak to the food at Pura Vida or Mike's? Or a better selection? I was going to go with Pura Vida. It is a little more expensive than Mike's but the food sounds better on their website.
  3. borisphotosafari

    borisphotosafari Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
    I am leaving Pura Vida today. This is my first time in Dauin. The resort is great. Mostly divers from Europe. Diving has been also great, small groups and good guides. All the prices are on their web site.

    The food was good, I was eating mostly filipino food. But there is a large menu with euro food too Breakfast was included and had an egg station plus a a buffet with pancakes.

    Other then Apo Island, it is macro. Saw a wonderpus, bunch of flamboyant cuttlefish, tonnes of seahorses, lots of frog fish, including hairy, lots of pipefish, harlequin shimps, bobtail squids on the night dive.

    I highly recommended the resort.
  4. bshort4

    bshort4 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Colorado Springs
    If you don't care for the food at the resort you're staying at just walk next door to another resort and try their food. A lot of resorts in Dauin are right next to each other so walking there isn.t a problem. Or walk into town and find a place to eat there. I've stayed at Mikes resort the last three years and the breakfast is good (not free) but found the western food there is a little bland--. We walked into town on several occasions and found a guy cooking and selling fried chicken off the back of his tuk tuk (motorcycle) and it was the best fried chicken I've ever tasted--then picked up some corn on the cob being cooked on the street and we were set. Plenty of small street type restaurants in town also-----so lots of options for eating besides just the resort you're staying at.
  5. Peter Miska

    Peter Miska Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Australia
    I can't recommend Sea Explorers as i stayed there lately. They have a big construction area right at the beach front next to the restaurant. Constant building noise is pretty annoying and the owner doesn't give a damn. And it was never anywhere mentioned when i booked with them. First and last time with Pura Vida.
    I am sure there are better places (as well cheaper places) around Dauin where you can stay in peace
  6. temas

    temas Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    for sure can vouch for Mike's - really nice place especially if you 'll be able to book conner rooms with sea view (1st or 2nd floor, latter is better )))). next to pura vida and other hotel with a really nice menu ))) (el dorado or smth). Mike's has a nice big boat for long trips to Apo - all in all we stayed two weeks and wish to come again!!!!
    scubadiver888 likes this.
  7. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
    Is it possible to not leave the hotel for outside food/drink and be happy? It looks a bit remote.
  8. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Paris, France
    I'm afraid you can't go outside.. I tried, there's not much around, it might be 1/2 hour walk to Dauin.
    South past Dauin village (where Mike's/Pura Vida/El Dorado/Atlantis are located) there is nothing much, so all other resorts are quite secluded.

    That said I found their food good.and very consistent (twice the portion syou usually find in hotel retaurants).
  9. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Gold Coast, QLD
  10. Rickk

    Rickk Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
    I was just there water temps was about 28C. I dove in gym shorts and a rashie, no wet suit and was very comfortable.

    I dove with Liquid Dumaguete, great people to dive with but I did not stay at the resort. I had a cheap Airbnb.

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