Dumaguete is the capital and largest city of Negros-Oriental province of Philippines. It is also an important port city of the country. The Dumaguete-Dauin area is considered a paradise for macro-photography. It hosts photographers from across the world. None leaves Dumaguete without a plethora of amazing photographs of first time seen exotic creatures. The most bio-diverse areas in the vicinity of Dumaguete is perhaps the Coral Gardens of Apo Island. Considered among the first ever protected marine sanctuaries, this area is a diver’s idea of heaven. Apo Island also has amazing white sandy beaches. Another interesting place is town of Dauin, the site of famous El Dorado beach. This beach is world famous for its natural beauty, rock formations and marine life in the vicinity. The site was declared one of 100 best diving sites in the world by Sport Diver magazine in 2008. Memories of time spent in this stunningly beautiful place will surely remain a part of your life. The romantic locale coupled with a close graze with most exotic marine life will blow your minds away.
There is a small airport in Dumaguete known as Sibulan Airport or Sibulan-Dumaguete Airport. There are daily flights from both Cebu and Manila, making Dumaguete one of the more easily accessible diving areas in the Philippines.