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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 …
... 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 ...
... Curses! This must be black magic at work. At about noon time, the sky cleared suddenly as we descended from the hills. Talk about magic! As we rode downhill towards Lazi, the views toward Mindanao were as clear as mud. A prominent mountain stood out princely in the distance, forming most of the gorgeous views to Mindanao as we rolled down out of Mt Bandila-an.
Pig's Blood for Lunch
Visited Cambugahay Falls on the way, and watched some kids ...
... desperately for the bus to move. Fortunately, it was a
mercifully brief wait and the smell dramatically eased as we
clattered along the road and the wind blasted through the open
an hour later, 20 Php poorer, we arrived at the turn off to Twin
Lakes, another fifteen kilometres away via a dirt track. A swarm of
habal habal (motorbike) drivers surrounded us offering to take us to
the lakes and we managed to barter a reasonable price of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Dorado Beach Resort Dauin
Diving was great, location on the beach, great pool and bars, great food
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