Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Dauin, Philippines

Philippines, Dumaguete

The spacious beach resort is located in Dauin about 15 km south of Dumaguete City on Negros Island and was opened end of 2004. The facility is built from divers for divers and is under Swiss Management.

The Resort has 31 rooms and can offer 5 different room categories which gives you the opportunity to decide for yourself how much comfort/luxury you want to enjoy during your vacation. The resort and all the rooms are very spacious with a beautiful view over the ocean and garden. The property invites you for relaxing strolls in this tropical setting away from the busy and noisy daily routine.

The Sea Explorers 5* PADI Career Development Center is conveniently located inside the resort and offers you all the amenities you need to make sure you and your equipment are safe. It is built from divers for divers with a swimming pool that is designed in a way that it will be enjoyed by guests for a refreshing swim or dip in freshwater but it is also suitable and built for Scuba Diving pool training sessions.

The close proximity to Apo Island, one of the highlights for divers in the Visayas plus the outstanding macro diving close to the resort, let a divers dream come true.

Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Dauin

Amenities

  • Pura Vida Restaurant
  • Pura Vida Beach Bar
  • Vida Spa
  • Vida Fit – Fitness Center And Gym
  • Multi-Purpose Conference Hall

Activities

  • ATV – Extreme Tours
  • Malabo Falls & Hot Springs
  • The Malabo Falls, also named as twin falls are two waterfalls close to the town of Valencia. It takes around 30 min to get there from the “Vida Properties”. Once arrived you can feel the cooler air up in the mountains which gives it a very fresh and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Malatapay Wednesday Market
  • Twin Lakes (Full Day)
  • Balinsasayao and Danao Lake, located about 850m above sea level are protected areas. You will find a valley with a Philippine forest like it was 500 years ago. Surrounding mountains are between 1240 m and 1480 m high.

  • Balanan Lake (Full Day)
  • This lake is an enchanting place in the mountains of Siaton. Take a day and explore Oriental Negros above water and visit this lake which lies about 285 m above Sea Level, take a short walk to the waterfall or simply appreciate the natural and relaxing scenery – A place worth visiting.

The Sea Explorers Padi 5* CDC Dive Center is located inside the Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort. Dauin offers an excellent area for courses as well as for all levels of divers. There are about 30 excellent & exciting divesites that offer world-class macro and night dives – a paradise for underwater photographers. Apo Island, Masaplod Norte Sanctuary and Dauin are also excellent for snorkelers. And last but not least most divesites are as close as a short walk from the dive center to max. 30 min by boat.

Professional Scuba Diving Service Offers:

  • Fun Dives in small groups with personal service
  • Orientation & Check-up dives for guests who haven’t dived for a long time or for the first time in tropical waters
  • Full range of PADI COURSES
  • Island Hopping available
  • Dive Safaris with Sea Explorer’s own safari boat
  • Modern & well-maintained rental equipment & absolutely pure air
  • Oxygen equipment, Emergency communication on boats

Equipment:

  • Full rental Equipment for 20 guests, 3 Full sets for kids including 8L tanks
  • 12 and 10 liters aluminum and some 15 liters tanks available
  • Most tanks have DIN connections, adapter inserts for INT regulators are available free of charge
  • SOLA Blue light torches for Fluoro dives
  • 3 Bauer Mariner Compressors
  • Recompression Chamber available in Cebu City

Dive Boats:

  • Dako: safaris, transfers and day trips. Capacity: max. 16 divers
  • Gypsy: safaris, transfers and day trips. Capacity: max. 12 divers
  • Jumica: safaris, transfers and day trips. Capacity: max. 16divers
  • Island Explorer: safaris, transfers and day trips. Capacity: max. 10 divers
  • Kanaloa: 90HP aluminum speedboat for short trips. Capacity: max. 8 divers
Suite Room

The 2 Suite Rooms are located on the first floor of 2 two story buildings. The spacious terraces are equipped with a small bar including a Mini Bar refrigerator as well as 2 sun beds which offer a nice view over the tropical garden towards the pool and sea. Each Suite has a living room furnished with a beautiful set of one double and two single sofa chairs and a table made of high quality bamboo. A King size bed, a flat screen TV as well as a split air con to cool down the Suite to your preferred temperature will ensure you a good rest during the night. But before you settle in to sleep enjoy the big bathtub with whirlpool or a just a shower in the suites’ comfortable and big bathroom which provides hot water as well as a double sink.

Deluxe Room

12 Deluxe Rooms are located in double bungalow style houses which are placed around the pool area and up to the beach front. Each Deluxe room is equipped with a split air con, flat screen TV and a Mini Bar refrigerator. 10 of the 12 rooms are furnished with 2 comfortable single beds which can also be set up as a matrimonial bed while the remaining 2 rooms are equipped with one queen-size bed. Passed the walk-in dressing room comfortable bathrooms will offer a nice hot shower after a beautiful day of diving. Let the terrace invite you to relax and enjoy the beautiful ambience given by the beautiful luscious garden that surrounds the rooms and offers a view over the ocean.

Family Deluxe Room Dolphin

Giving your family or your group of friends the opportunity to have an accommodation which allows you to enjoy your vacation together the resort offers 3 different Family Deluxe Rooms. All of them have a beautiful spacious terrace, a hot shower, air-conditioning, a Mini Bar refrigerator and TV. Two of the family rooms are each located on the ground floor of a Suite Room. The Dolphin Room is one big room furnished with 2 single beds and one queen size bed separated with a partition and has one bathroom with hot shower.

Family Deluxe Room Hammerhead

Giving your family or your group of friends the opportunity to have an accommodation which allows you to enjoy your vacation together the resort offers 3 different Family Deluxe Rooms. All of them have a beautiful spacious terrace, a hot shower, air-conditioning, a Mini Bar refrigerator and TV. Two of the family rooms are each located on the ground floor of a Suite Room. The Hammerhead Family Room is located in the back of the resort in a single bungalow. The big room offers a bar with bar stools and two Twin beds which can be changed to one big matrimonial bed. On request it can be equipped with an additional single bed for a third person.

Family Deluxe Room Blue Ring/Moorish Idol

Giving your family or your group of friends the opportunity to have an accommodation which allows you to enjoy your vacation together the resort offers 3 different Family Deluxe Rooms. All of them have a beautiful spacious terrace, a hot shower, air-conditioning, a Mini Bar refrigerator and TV. The Blue Ring and the Moorish Idol family rooms do each have 2 bedrooms with a connecting door and is therefore perfect for families who want to be close but still enjoy some privacy. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with a hot shower. Moorish Idol has one queen size bed while Blue Ring is furnished with 2 Twin beds.

Standard Aircon Bungalows

Further in the back of the resort are the 10 standard air con bamboo cottages. All are arranged in a U-shape offering a nice view from their balcony over the beautiful garden in the center. The double or single beds are covered with a mosquito net and you will also find a small TV in each room as well as a Minibar refrigerator. All bathrooms are concrete and offer a hot shower for your convenience.