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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were there from 4 to 9 June 2013. We did lots diving in the area, days and nights. We stayed at Liquid dive resort, it was a remarkable stay. We love it there. Breakfat and lunch was always great with quite nice choices. Dinner always family style, all the guest and resort owners and staffs sitting together in a big table. They always serve the delicious home made bread. Don't forget to try the incredible cookies, cakes and muffins.Very pleasant experience. Zoe and Tim always there to make sure that our stay enjoyable. Prices are moderate. The rooms have no air condition but fans really work well. The pool always warm for using the water from nearby natural springs. We party there almost every nights. The dive masters, Jun and Allan always make our dive pleasant. Jim and Julia also very capable instructor as some friends doing rescue and nitrox course there. All the staff was very helpfull during our stay. Very nice trip all together.

Room Tip: All the rooms have sea view, I stayed at room no. 6 and it was fine with me. Short distance to the dive shop and restaurant.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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LiquidDumaguete, Owner at Liquid Dumaguete, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Hi Suria, Thank you for the lovely review. Very happy that you and the ladies enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Spent 2 months at liquid from mid March till May undertaking my Divemaster course. Liquid is really nicely set up for divers. Has a great boat crew, great instructors & really good kitchen staff. In fact everyone who works at Liquid was great and really contributed to making my stay memorable. The house reef "Mainit" became my favourite on the Dauin coast as it continually surprised with the marine life, in particular the school of inquisitive Chevron Barracudas!
Oh... By the way, awesome cookie and cake selection baked daily made me happy!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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LiquidDumaguete, Owner at Liquid Dumaguete, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Hi Alec, Thanks for the lovely review. Glad that you enjoyed your divemaster course with us. Hope to see you back here for your instructor course soon:) The cookie jar misses you.....enjoy the rest of your travels!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

With some time on my hands, my resort of choice was Liquid Dumaguete, located in Dauin about 16km South of Negro Oriental’s main town in the Philippines.

Long-time friends Tim & Zoe, had expertly managed the Exotic resort in Malapascua before buying a plot of scrub land by the beach and realising their dream by designing and constructing a ‘flash packer’ dive resort by the sea. Designed by divers for divers, the center piece of the resort is the purpose built pool to facilitate dive training as well as for guests that needed to escape the searing heat.

The well appointed huts were all beach facing and built in harmony with the surroundings. One was never without a view of the azure waters and the bar / dining area was cleverly situated on the second floor above the dive shop and training room. The structure of the evening meals was such that the guests were encouraged to mix - promoting the relaxed and personable atmosphere that Liquid has cultivated.

The slick dive operation was skillfully managed by fellow Brit and PADI Instructor Jim who went about his business with calm competence and with the whole dive operation being overseen by recently appointed PADI Course Director Tim - a personable and entertaining Canadian who had previously conducted my Assistant Instructor course. Interestingly there was also an Instructor Development Course being conducted at the resort and it was interesting to see the IDC candidates being put through their paces the same way I had been 5 years ago!
Zoe, with a degree in hospitality and years in the field behind her went about running the resort with unobtrusive efficiency.

As for the diving, there are two types on offer. A string of reef & muck dives pepper the Dauin coast line where it is possible to see turtles, eels and a whole host of critter delights such as ornate ghost pipe fish, frog fish, nudi branchs and seahorses.

Slightly further afield is the world famous Apo island, a marine sanctuary with cobalt blue seas, pristine reefs and infinite visibility allowing an endless vista over corals and plunging drop-offs.

Uncharacteristically I decide not to dive myself out this trip and spent time ‘top side’ exploring the nearby Twin Lakes. The Twin Lakes are crater lakes 900 meters above sea level on South Negros Island. Surrounded by virgin forest, it is one the most beautiful places to visit in the region, and a real adventure to get there!

Should you fancy a trip to Liquid Dumaguete, discounted rates can be obtained through Freestyle Divers based in Singapore!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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LiquidDumaguete, Owner at Liquid Dumaguete, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Hi Terry, Thanks for the lovely review. Hope to get over to Singapore to see you one day soon. Until then, keep writing those articles and see you back here at Liquid at some point in the future.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had an absolutely great experience at Liquid. I particularly enjoyed the family atmosphere and the collective dinners. The people are incredibly friendly and the staff is great at making everyone feel like they were staying with friends - just with better service ;)
The resort is somewhat remote from other POIs though. So just spontaneously checking out the area for restaurants, etc. is not really an option. Bot the food at liquid is great and I never really had the desire to eat elsewhere.
Another thing one needs to be aware of is that the tap water reacts with sunscreen and turns white clothes orange. But that is easily avoided, if known in advance - now you do!
To understand the beauty of the diving sites, one has to actually see them. I was absolutely flabbergasted.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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LiquidDumaguete, Owner at Liquid Dumaguete, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Hi Iggy, thank you for the lovely review. Very happy you both enjoyed your stay with us here at Liquid. Hope I sent you the right photo! Enjoy the rest of your travels and hope to see you both back here one day soon.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We spent 7 nights at Liquid and did our OWC as well as a couple of extra dives there and had an awesome time! The resort itself is beautiful and well maintained, the staff is super friendly and the food delicious. One thing we particularly enjoyed was the family style dinner each evening. It is a great way to get to know everyone at the resort. Another great thing about Liquid is of course the diving with some truly spectacular sites nearby. Our diving instructor was wonderful: patient, very good at teaching and fun.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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LiquidDumaguete, Owner at Liquid Dumaguete, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Thanks Catharina for the lovely review. Very happy you both enjoyed your stay with us and that your open water courses were good fun. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and hopefully we will see you both back here one day.

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