Azure Dive Resort & Spa is a warm and comfortable Dive Boutique Hotel, opened since 2014 south of Dauin, 30 minutes away from Dumaguete, capital of the South of the big Negros island, in the heart of the Visayas!
The resort is right inside a tropical beachfront garden, on the black sand beach of North Masaplod.
The hotel is built in U-shape, around a beautiful pool, facing the Bohol Sea and with a breathtaking view of Apo Island, which is only 20 minutes far by boat.
The central wing and the south wing have 13 rooms on 2 floors, while in the north wing are the diving center and the set-up and rinsing areas.
It is a family resort as we like them. Glenn, an instructor (PADI, SSI and CMAS), with a great reputation and solid experience, runs the resort on a daily basis. His wife Catherine brought a feminine touch to the decoration, as did their youngest girl, Sofia, an acrylic painter, with the beautiful triptych that decorates the lobby.
The Beatriz restaurant, located after the lobby, at the end of the south wing, serves all meals, from breakfast to dinner, with a varied menu that offers both international (Mediterranean-style) and Filipino or Chinese dishes.
This destination is to be combined with another nearby destination such as Moalbola or Malapascua.
Dauin’s reputation for Macro-fauna is well established. All along the south coast of Negros, from Bacong to Zamboanguita, dive sites follow one another, mostly “Muck Dive” sites with a black sand substrate on which your spotters with trained eyes will make you will discover a wide variety of underwater creatures.
Dauin is particularly known for its great wealth of Frogfish (antennae); we find there almost all the species, from giant frog to tiny juvenile clown, through hairy or Sargassum.
Also in great amount, many nudibranchs, sometimes rare species: Green Melibe (Melibe viridis) or other Phyllodesmium …
Cephalopods are not left out, with blue-ringed octopus, bobtail or flamboyant cuttlefish, wunderpuss and other mimics …
In short, you will understand by reading these lines, this destination is made for Macro and Bio lovers, as well as photographers. More traditional divers will switch from muck dives to dives in the beautiful coral reefs of Apo Island.
Azure regularly hosts photographers’ workshops, and we organize ourselves coaching trips (contact us for more information). It is a perfect destination for groups.
Boats used are traditional Bancas that sail to the most remote sites like Apo Island, and they also have a speed boat, with awning, that allows you to be only a few minutes away from muck sites on the coast. There is of course a first aid kit and a large oxygen bottle available at the club. You will have to present your certifications and dive books.
15L Block and Nitrox available on request
he resort has 13 Deluxe rooms, all with private balconies offering breathtaking views of the ocean. Rooms are spacious and functional. They are decorated with local materials from different Philippine islands, but the amenities are European standard, including ultra-comfortable memory foam mattresses. Amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, hot and cold shower, safe and high-speed WIFI. Private bathrooms come with Kohler appliances.
The atmosphere is very international, photographer divers come from all over the world to dive and shoot local creatures. 2 boats leave every day to the various dive sites in the area : 35 dive sites with very different biotopes, few fish to observe, few corals, but a macro richness that will surprise the most jaded ones !
We only offer this resort in combination, either a week in Dauin and a week in Cagayancillo, or a week in Dauin and a week in Moalboal or Malapascua: the order and length of stay will depend on flight connections.
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Whe offer dive package a la carte:
Azure has 13 spacious, air-conditioned rooms, all with terraces or private balconies. They have bathrooms with hot water. Double or Twin beds.
DETAILS OF ROOMS:
Our knowledge of the premises will allow us to get you the best room available at the time of your reservation.
For children, ask us for conditions.