Dauin

The town of Dauin is perhaps the Atlantis of all diving sites in the Philippines. Whether you’re into scuba diving, muck diving, drift diving, or you’re still learning the tips and tricks of surviving underwater, the numerous dive sites in this Negros Oriental town has something to offer each and every diver and beachgoer heading to their shores.

Apo Island is perhaps the most famous destination in Dauin and is said to be home to around 650 species of fish and 400 species of corals. Its dive sites include the Coconut Point, a favorite among drift divers, Mamsa Point, where you can find hundreds of a specie of fish called Trevally, and Baluarte, known for the puffs of steam coming from beneath the sand due to the volcanic nature of the island. Apo Island also has a marine sanctuary where you can find the “Clownfish City” and lose yourself in finding Nemo’s relatives.

Other dive sites such as the Sarah’s Place, Banka Wreck, and the artificial Pura Vida House Reef as well as other marine sanctuaries such as the Luca Sanctuary and the Masaplod Sanctuary are found around Dauin as well.

For those not into diving but still want to experience the water-related activities in Dauin, head to Baslay Hot Springs. Steep slopes and rough, rocky roads welcome travelers on the path to these springs but the therapeutic effects of the water are a welcome treat for those who finish the hike. The therapeutic efforts of what is also known as the Twin Springs are due to the natural sulfur the water contains. The temperature of the water ranges from 38°-40° so be careful not to just jump in. The hot springs are found at the foot of Mount Talinis, guaranteeing travelers of a picturesque, forest-filled view.

Those in search of the familiar cascades of the waterfalls shouldn’t miss heading to the Casaroro Waterfall and taking on the challenge of going down 300 steps of stairs that lead to its premises. The Balanan Lake has its own waterfalls and tourists can opt to choose the more leisurely kayaking or the adrenaline-filled ziplining activities found nearby.

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