International flight into Manila or Cebu. From Manila there are 2 daily flights with both Philippine Air and Cebu Pacific to Dumaguete airport. From Cebu there is one daily flight with Cebu Pacific Air to Dumaguete airport.
From Cebu there are numerous buses leaving the south bus terminal to Dumaguete daily. Buses take approximately 3-4 hours to reach. Ocean Jet has 1 – 2 daily ferries that go via Tagbiliran in Bohol then end at Dumaguete. The ferries also take 3 -4 hours.
To reach Dauin from Dumaguete, take a Ceres Bus headed towards Bayawan, Hinobaan or Sipalay and let the driver know where you are going. It is also possibly to hire a tricycle or to use a lodge transfer service.
• Bring macro and wide angle lenses you will need them both in this region. Check power capabilities of your chosen destination as some areas the power is limited to a few hours a day. Luckily this region has regular 24 hour mains power.
• Agree tricycle prices before you get on.
• Remember the local Philippine people are essentially easy going, happy, friendly people and do not get upset easily. English is the main spoken language but it is not always understood.
• Always try and have small bills or change or you will never be able to buy anything in a local shop.
• Currently, there are plans to purchase a hyperbaric chamber that will be located at the Negros Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete. Until that is installed, the nearest chamber is located at the military base in Lapu-Lapu City, roughly 170km away.