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 …
... there is no bell to say "hello, someone is out here!"
The person I had been emailing seemed very strict that time was important and we should arrive very early to avoid large crowds. Quickly we threw our bags in the car and got going. The area was already packed. We met our guide (an 18 y/o girl) and she directed us to a little restaurant next door and we sat for our breakfast. It was a delicious, and large serving, or mango sticky rice (typically a dessert, ...
... 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 ...
... Children were having a soak - what a perfect morning activity as opposed to switching on a playstation. How life could be so different.
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My plans took a turn when I chatted with a stall vendor about Siquijor's mysterious healers. I would require local knowledge to seek them out so I negotiated with a motorbike driver to take me to the interior villages of Siquijor for a fee of 620 php on a condition that I would be brought to ...