El Dorado Beach Resort
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Diving was great, location on the beach, great pool and bars, great food
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We arrived into Manila and immediately caught a connecting flight down to Dumagette on the island of Negros. Known for it's muck diving and Andie approaching here 100th dive we chose to head there for her momentous dive. We checked into our great oceanfront dive resort, El Dorado in Dauin. The following morning we headed out for a …
... area. Our guide was really sweet and offered to take our picture and sit with our stuff while we jumped in. It was surprisingly... refreshing, or cold. It's a rare feeling in Southeast Asia in summer.
After taking in the beautiful waterfall, we went back to the beach and had lunch. The lunch was another huge feast. A whole grilled fish, rice, veggies and fruit. Among the many tourists we ended up finding another stray American, and spoke with her for awhile about how ...
... was also a challenge. Half an hour later and after a wet boat ride we arrived at the tiny Apo island only to be presented with the same problem disembarking as we did boarding. Apo island is a tiny island with only one very small village, only one restaurant, no hotels only small guest houses and no electricity! Apart from 3 hours between 6pm and 9pm when a island generator is turned on. With nothing much here and not even a beach the main reasons for trips to ...
... We went on two more dives while staying at Mario's, a drift dive with some crazy current, and a night dive which was super neat! We saw really different stuff on the night dive, like shrimp, octopus, cuttlefish, and the really rare Mandarin Fish. The night dive was a great experience. There was also a group of French divers staying at Mario's. They were there for two weeks and were certifying local kids to be divers and eventually dive masters. They ...
San Juan Town
It was a wet morning today for me unfortunately. My original plan was to explore the idyllic island on a rented motorbike. The rather unkind weather and a still uneasy stomach meant that I will be on public transport instead. San Juan town proper was the first stop on the public tricycle. A beautiful but sleepy town, San Juan's main feature is the playful Calipay's Spring Park - a landscaped pool topped with spring water streaming down from ...