The SEA EXPLORERS PADI 5* CDC Dive Center is located inside the Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort. We offer a very well equipped facility with our own office, small retail shop, air-conditioned classroom and three storerooms for our guest’s equipment directly on the beach. Regular IDC (Instructor Development Courses) are being offered several times the year. 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. Sea Explorers Dive Center

Professional Scuba Diving Service


  • 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 our own safari boat
  • Modern & well-maintained RENTAL EQUIPMENT & absolutely PURE AIR
  • OXYGEN equipment, Emergency communication on boats
Dauin Dive Center Check In Office

Check In

The dive center is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm. Check in is possible any time during office hours. Our staff will show you around, explain the dive center procedures, and help you get your dive equipment ready. The following documents are required for dive center registration: Diver Certificate, Logbook, Medical Certificate



  • Diving is possible all year around
  • Water temperature: approx. 26-29 º C; our suggestion: 3-5mm wetsuit
  • Small groups, up to 4 divers per Guide
  • Max. 4 dives can be offered per day
  • Maximum depth 40 meters
  • Nitrox up to 32% (surcharge applies)
  • Sanctuary fees applicable (click for details)
Sea Explorers Dauin Dive Center - 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 Crew

Dive Crew

Our Crew consists of local and foreign staff that will happily assist you in your preferred language. We can offer German, English, French, Dutch and Filipino languages. All our guides are local and know the underwater world like the back of their hand.

Dive Boats Dauin


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


We are very lucky to have many protected areas in the waters around Dumaguete and Dauin. To keep the permission to dive in these sanctuaries we have to be protective of such, dive carefully and follow some rules. These include for example: no touching of Marine life, no wearing of gloves, not to take anything and not to leave anything but bubbles… We are asking all our guest to follow these rules and to help us protect this beautiful place on earth.

To help maintain these sanctuaries, the government put some sanctuary fees in place. Click here for detailed fees: