Diving in Dauin
WHAT TO EXPECT
Nearly all of the local dive sites along the Dauin coast are accessible from the shoreline, conditional on weather of course. The area offers dives suitable for all levels of experience, and has a number of drift dive sites.
All the dive sites along the coast of Dauin are marine sanctuaries and protected and no fishing is allowed inside these areas.
The Muck Diving off Dauin reveals great biodiversity, on par with diving in the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia. The area is rich with octopus, with divers frequently spotting the Midring blueringed octopus, the Wonderpus, the Mimic octopus, and the blue ring octopus.
Ambon scoripionfish, Flamboyant cuttlefish and Bobbit worms are also spotted regularly. Generally, this region is a macro heaven, which is great for photography and any level of diver.
Masaplod is home to larger coral beds and fish and is occasionally turned into a drift dive when currents are strong. Sea turtles, jacks, snappers and barracuda are common here.
Throughout the region, it is common to see: Nudibranch, Frogfish, Cuttlefish, Ghostpipefish, Barracuda, Jacks, Scorpion Fish, Eels, Blue spotted sting ray. A perk to diving off Dauin is that it is generally less crowded than the islands further afield, especially Apo.
Be a good and considerate diver
WE aim never to forget that we are only very fortunate visitors to the underwater world, and that we should be respectful to the environment and the marine life that inhabits it. Whether we are just there to look around, or take pictures, let's only leave bubbles. Please do not harrass marinelife, or move any of our critters just for a better photograph. Maintain good buoyancy, please do not lay your fins on the sand for stability, there might be a little tiny frogfish that you didn't see and are now squashing. Be mindful of fire coral. When you get to close, aim for a back fin to retrack. If you are unable to back fin, please seek assistance from our experienced instructors or dive guides, they are always happy to help out. When you are taking pictures, please do not use to much strobes and lights, it is harmful to the critters. Be considerate of your fellow divers. Don't push in for a picture, and allow everybody some time to take their own pictures.