My wife and I stayed Liquid with the intention to do a PADI Scuba certification and we achieved our Open Water. Our instructor was Carlo and he was amazing. Not sure if you can request instructors, but if we go back we will definitely try to get him again. The staff were great at accommodating our request to finish our training within a shorter amount of time in order to get a trip to Apo Island in before we had to leave. It was my wife's birthday on the last day so I arranged for her to have a massage one evening with a lady named Jaylin, and she said it was amazing.
The food was great, very tasty and portion sizes were good. It would have been nice to have a bit more options for vegans but I know that is asking a lot. There were lots of options for vegetarians but no alternative milks such as soy or almond, which I believe are quite easy to get nowadays.
The cottage we had was a nice size, but we kind of wish we had gone for the Air conditioned ones instead of just the fans, as it got quite hot and sticky at night. It was all part of the experience though so no biggy there and we saved a bit of money by going without. The water was drawn from a hot spring, which is amazing but when a bit got in our mouths it tasted intensely like metal. Not a complaint, just an observation.
The resort is right on the beach so it was nice to wake up early and watch the sun rise.
This was our first dive resort and we will have to experience others to get a sense of what to expect, but we would love to come back to Liquid for the training if we decide to get any higher certifications as we can't see it getting any better than what we experienced.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Liquid Dumaguete Dauin, Dumaguete City, Philippines