Whether you dive or not, I highly recommend this place! But if you are looking for a place to dive or to take a diving course, THIS IS THE BEST PLACE IN THE ISLAND!! NO DOUBT!! Here's why...
My sister I have been planning to take a scuba diver course. Since we're from Bacolod, it would take us around 7 hours by bus to get to Dumaguete. Our first option was at a resort that would take only around 4 hours to reach. When we contacted the resort, we had many questions since that my sister has a slipped disc in her spine and we wanted to talk with their diver on whether they would allow my sister to take the course and what are the requirements for such. However, the first time we contacted them, they said their diver was away and told us to try calling again the week after. The following week, we contacted them again, but this time they told us that they can't accommodate for their scuba diver course since their diver is currently teaching open water diver courses. They even told us to try inquiring to a different resort :(
Our second and only option left was Liquid Dumaguete. Just 1 or 2 hours after we sent an e-mail to Liquid, we received a reply saying that my sister can take the course so long as she has her doctor sign the medical form (sent by Liquid) certifying that she can dive but with extra assistance especially in lifting heavy equipment. The way to the resort from Dauin highway may be a little bumpy, but what awaits you when you arrive is all worth it. They have very friendly and welcoming staff, a nice fresh and nature-loving ambience, and 24-hour security around the resort. We stayed in their budget rooms, and I guess if you're the type of person who's okay with just a small room with one queen-sized bed, a few tables and a ceiling fan inside the room, then the budget room is okay. The best thing to do here is to definitely dive, since the resort is just a short boat ride to dive spots, and the dive instructors here are highly professional and they see to it that you are safe and enjoying the experience. But, if you also wish to just get away from the city buzz and relax, Liquid Dumaguete is a great place for that as well :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Liquid caters to the modern day traveler that can do without Television, mini bar or a private butler, but still wants a comfortable place to hang their hat. A budget PADI 5* IDC dive resort based in a quiet beach location 25 minutes from Dumaguete city. Scuba diving in the Philippines is amazing, explore it with our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. Liquid Dive Dumaguete is your home away from home where you are part of the family. Affordable, comfortable modern facilities with a native twist set on a large beach front property with views of Apo and Siquijor Islands. Whether you are a flashpacker, backpacker or holidaymaker Liquid is the place for you. Talk to like minded travelers over family style dinners after a day of world class dives. Our team understand the need for comfort on a budget in a friendly relaxing atmosphere and that's exactly what we offer, after all we live here!! - eat, sleep, dive...live - it's that simple ... more less
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