Diving in Dumaguete and Dauin, Negros Island

Negros Island is the second, after Panay Island, largest Visayan Island. It is divided into western and eastern parts. It has rocky relief of volcanic origin. The underwater flora and fauna near the eastern shore of Negros Island is diverse and abundant. The bay between Siquijor Island and eastern Negros shore grants an opportunity to see up to 5 different whale species and up to 6 various dolphin species. There are also amazing coral gardens, drift diving and diving at various depths. Several interesting diving places should be pointed out: Apo Island, Siquijor Island and Sumilon Island. There are also many good dive sites near the shores of Dumaguete and Dauin. The Pier dive site is prominent for abundance of micro life. In Dumaguete there are botanical and zoological gardens, sea museum with a large collection of whale remains, aqua center, ancient Spanish tower, waterfalls, lake beaches with amazing brown sand and hot springs in San Antonio. Check prices and availability for all Philippines liveaboards.

Location: western Pacific Ocean, Western Visayas

What to see: Here divers can spot turtles, mantas, Napoleon wrasses, sea horses, lots of hard and soft corals, gorgonarias, large schools of jackfish, fusiliers, shrimps, butterflyfish, devilfish, frogfish, mandarinfish, scorpionfish etc.

Depth: 5-30m/16-98ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/33-99ft

Season for diving: All year round. However, the warmest months are March through May.

The average water temperature ranges between 26-31C/78-87F.

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