Pura Vida is a spacious beachfront resort built for divers, located in Dauin, just south of Dumaguete, on Negros Island.
The 28 rooms range from a standard bungalow, built from bamboo and nestled in a coconut grove with en-suite bathroom and ceiling fan, to a suite or family room with sea views, air-conditioning, cable TV and en-suite bathroom. The resort features a swimming pool, beach restaurant, pool bar and a Spa. WiFi internet access is available throughout the resort.
The on-site dive centre is operated by Sea Explorers (PADI CDC) who offer daily boat dives throughout the year both locally and to nearby Apo Island. Nitrox is available.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Choose from five exceptional diving locations in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Enjoy stress free diving adventures as you island hop between them, exploring everything from macro life to pelagics.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 17 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,145 pp
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Known as the ‘City of Gentle People’, you’ll be welcomed in Dumaguete with open arms and first class hospitality. Further down the coast, Dauin has some of the best critters in the Philippines, and both areas also offer plenty of opportunity for snorkellers and non-divers.
Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, spotted eagle ray, green turtle, flamboyant cuttlefish
This central region of islands is deservedly famous for beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and stunning dive sites. Cebu City is the international gateway and provides links to the most exciting dive spots including Malapascua, Moalboal, Dumaguete and Bohol.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pelagic thresher shark, giant frogfish, black-tip reef shark, banded sea krait