Liquid Dive Resort in Dauin is a new kind of PADI dive resort in the Philippines. Aimed primarily at budget conscious divers and travellers, Liquid offers affordable, fun and safe diving from custom built dive boats and dive jeeps, beautiful airy beach front bungalows with private terrasses, a swimming pool, free wifi, a pristine house reef with massive schools of fish and a restaurant that offers savory homecooked meals that will have happy diners begging for second helpings.
The heart of Liquid Dive resort is “The Lodge,” a horseshoe-shaped two story building. The ground floor houses the reception, a modern dive shop, a classroom for the academic portions of PADI dive courses and the equipment room. The whole second floor is a covered open air restaurant, bar and chill-out area, where people can watch movies at night, play games, plug in their laptops and surf the web for a spell or just enjoy a cold beverage and the view of the sea and mount Talinis.
The restaurant at Liquid deserves a special mention as Liquid does it a bit different than everyone else. Breakfast and lunch are served at set hours throughout the day and you have a few options to choose from. Dinner however is the main event. Instead of a normal off the menu restaurant, Liquid offers one sit down family-style meal each night. We ask guests to kindly let us know in advance if they will be joining everyone for dinner. It’s always a scruptious three-course home-cooked meal with interesting and delicious food from all around the world. You can stay with Liquid for months, before seeing the same dish again! Besides being absolutely spoiled with delicious food, the guests at Liquid value it as a great chance to meet and chat to fellow divers and travellers. Although everyone eats together, the kitchen of course makes sure to cater to vegetarians or people with special dietary needs or allergies. All fish served are from sustainable fishing, and all fruits and vegetables are grown locally at 100% organic farms.
Liquid's own in house PADI diveshop offers a variety of dive courses from beginner to professional, great fun diving packages and various diving gear at bargain rates. It is the hub where people schedule their diving on Apo Island, Sequijor or along the coast of Dauin. The custom built outrigger diveboat is equipped with safety in mind (marine radio, O2, first aid box etc.) and offers ample space for cameras and other diving paraphenelia. All dive gear is brand new, and enriched air nitrox is available.
The cozy bungalows offered at Liquid all have en-suite facilities with natural warm water and large private balconies overlooking the sea. They are located in a cul-de-sac formation in a nice beach garden setting, with small paths meandering here and there. Close by is the swimming pool and overlooking it and the sea is the upstairs bar, where there’s always cold beverages to be had by weary travellers and divers wanting to let their last dive settle.
At the core Liquid is all about diving. The resort specialises in diver education, which is hardly surprising considering our management is comprised of three highly experienced PADI instructors, one Master Instructor and two Staff Instructors. Their combined tuition and experience makes Liquid a very good bet if you’re looking to become a dive professional and do your PADI divemaster course in the Philippines at a reasonable rate. Being able to assist different instructors and see how things can be done differently, and making up your own mind what works, is absolutely priceless is you’re looking to gain experience as a professional diver. The very experienced instructors at Liquid also ensure that beginner divers, doing the PADI open water course have fun and learn from the best in a safe setting.
All in all, Liquid is arguably one of the dive resorts in the Philippines that offers the best value for divers and non-divers alike.