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1 J.Basa St, Dauin, Negros Oriental 6217 Philippines
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#1 of 24 Specialty lodging in Dauin
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Bongo Bongo Divers is a small family run backpacker home stay/hostel who also offer cheap diving & padi courses. So hurry up and book your room today!
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Cynthia S wrote a review Jan 2023
31 contributions13 helpful votes
We loved this dive shop. They were so accommodating. We came to the Philippines mostly to dive. However, after a series of unfortunate events I was unable to dive for an extended period of time. Bongo and Magnus worked with us so patiently! When I was finally able to make a comeback it felt like I had a whole team supporting me. The dive masters and teachers offered many helpful ideas and suggestions that created a successful diving experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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K S wrote a review Jan 2023
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Bongo Bongo was excellent in every way. Very professional shop with great management. Lots of friendly staff and other guests. Great patient instructors for us as certified but not frequent divers. They got us refreshed and up to speed. The dive masters are very professional, personable and point out everything I would miss without them. The equipment is top notch. The boat is set up really well. Nice rubber floor makes it easy to get around. Magnus helped us so much to work around sinus infections and a motorbike wreck. He was super helpful in dealing with all our calamities. Would give ten stars if I could.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Matthew L wrote a review Dec 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
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Had a blast with Bingo Bongo divers! Excellent 5-star service (resort staff and boat crew). Owners are very hands on and will make you feel like you’re part of their family. Resort and culture makes you feel at home, extremely home-y and cozy. Hope you can include your own food menu in the future so people won’t have to go out of the resort except for diving. Dive equipment and expertise is an A+, Bongo Bongo’s instructors and guides know every inch of Dauin’s sites and Apo Island too! +100 points for having a DPV (Thanks Magnus and David!!).
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Schedule the dives in advance, schedule of dives are 1. 930AM 2. 12NN 3. 230PM 4. 545PM
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loisoliver wrote a review Oct 2022
Coffs Harbour, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
This place absolutely rocks. Its beautiful, on the beach, lovely warm pool, super clean rooms, outdoor bathrooms, kitchen for use for guests. The dive team were super professional, very friendly and arranged everything to our level (we took our 13 and 15yr old daughters for their first dive holiday post obtaining padi in Australia). Kit was being kept in immaculate condition. beach and boat dives available and the day trip to Apo Island was one of the best dive trips we have ever done. Stunning coral and so much wildlife to see. Boat crew cooked up philipino pork curry and vegetable curry, fresh bakery snacks, tea/coffee etc. Bongo bongo has a great relaxed vibe in the evening. Plenty of local eating options, all serving local affair which we thoroughly enjoyed - including sticky rice and chocolate sauce for breakfast from nearby market stalls! very few tourists about and locals very friendly. toured the area on mopeds, less than $10 a day hire. Go now. can't recommend enough.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: you don't need the air con rooms, the rooms all have fans that provide plenty of breeze at...
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Eddie W wrote a review Sep 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing. Just amazing. I can’t recommend them enough. The staff were so so friendly….they made my girlfriend and I feel very safe when diving with them. The room was outstanding, clean and very cosy. I will be visiting them again. 10/10. (Special shout out to Ann, thank you so much. You made our experience that little bit more special).
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Limcalvinb wrote a review May 2022
Manila, Philippines3 contributions
his was the most UNPROFESSIONAL DIVE SHOP I HAVE EVER BEEN TO IN MY LIFE. Divers stay away!! Imagine booking flights and accommodations for two people worth USD600 for a weekend of diving only to arrive at the dive shop the night before (for a night dive) to find that you weren't going to dive on Apo Island! Yes this is what happened to me. To salvage my weekend, my time, and my money, I even offered to pay for the difference in fuel and staff costs so the boat could take us the next day. BUT NO!! I had to pay 2x of the dive fees if i wanted to go! THE AUDACITY!!!!! p.s. Bongo Bongo - as i have logically explained to your staff, even if we humor your staff's pathetic excuse that it was a "misunderstanding' and the dive wasn't confirmed, your staff never even got back to me on whether the dive was confirmed or not fully knowing that i was booking a flight there just to dive for a day. I made sure to contact the dive shop a week prior to arrival, who then confirmed the apo island trip. To my great horror, the dive staff had no clue and even denied confirming the dive trip despite being shown the messages!! (the staff told me there was no booking made despite not even reading the message exchange on Messenger - truly truly ludicrous and incompetent).
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Date of stay: May 2022
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GA UK wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom108 contributions44 helpful votes
Beautiful location and super friendly staff. Has a relaxed family feel and just a short few meters to one of the best swimming and diving beaches you'll find anywhere. Oh and probably the best coffee on the Island.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Nathalie B wrote a review Jan 2022
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On December 2021, the typhoon Odette damaged our hometown. Looking for a place to stay with wifi and great accommodation for at least a week, my fiance and I decided to book Bongo Bongo Divers! We were welcomed with the most refreshing drinks from their bar! Their perfect blend of Iced coffee got me up and ready for the morning and I had the best night’s sleep in our bed for two. Their staff is there when you need them— we got to cook dinner (free of charge) we just bought ingredients from the market which is a 10 minute walk! And the beach is just a minute from you. If you are a water lover like me, morning dips are the best in their pool. Will definitely go back with our “squad” or barkada next time around! RELAXING, FUN IF YOU ARE FUN TO BE WITH! And you can book their DSD to explore the world under the sea. Great location and accomdation! The best staff and owner! Lots of fun activities to do at sea/land. Drink, party and chill or even “work” Take your pick! It could quickly feel like your second home! The hammock house & the pool is my fave spot!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sami D wrote a review Feb 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom13 contributions
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We booked through their facebook page and they are very responsive on such short notice booked our accommodation for my sister-in-law's bridal shower and hen do. We did not have a lot of preparation but the staff were very welcoming and helpful, they even set up the stage at the pool with fairy lights and made the ocassion magical and extra memorable. They gave us very clean and comfortable rooms and there were 12 of us😁 we were greeted by their adorable rescued and trained dogs and Oscar was definitely the favourite as he was our lifeguard while we weare doing some games in the pool! It was an absolutely fantastic and enjoyable stay and we all had a lot of fun. I would recommend having the cookies and cream shake especially if you are staying with kids, and I can say for the price I paid we have gotten so much! I would undoubtedly recommend this place not only for divers but also for families❤️
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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JP7572 wrote a review Feb 2021
26 contributions57 helpful votes
Due to Covid 19, UK travel restrictions and the Philippines prohibiting entry to Tourists - our holiday planned for next month has been cancelled. Magnus - owner of Bongo Bongo Divers has been so helpful and understanding and has arranged to refund the full amount we paid. We are still planning to visit the Philippines and will re-book Bongo Bongo Divers as soon as we are allowed to travel. Thank you Magnus for your support and understanding - it’s much appreciated!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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US$21 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasNegros IslandNegros OrientalDauin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bongo Bongo Divers
Which popular attractions are close to Bongo Bongo Divers?
Nearby attractions include Uzi's (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bongo Bongo Divers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bongo Bongo Divers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bongo Bongo Divers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bongo Bongo Divers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Finbar, Dauin Dive Cafe, and Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Restaurant and Bar.
Does Bongo Bongo Divers have airport transportation?
Yes, Bongo Bongo Divers offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Bongo Bongo Divers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bongo Bongo Divers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silliman University (14.4 km) and Belfry (13.2 km).