||Negros Oriental Province|
General Info about Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental comprise 5,401 square kilometers of Negros Island's southeastern section, in the midpoint of the Central Visayas. Its capital, Dumaguete City, is popularly known as "The City of Gentle People!" It has a land area of 3,551 hectares and was granted a charter under RA327 which was revised under RA5797.
Negros Island was originally called " Buglas", but the Spaniards changed this to Negros beacause of the darkskinned Negritos they found there. The area that is now Negros Oriental was administered from Cebu until 1734, when it was made a military district of its own. In 1890, Negros Island was divided into two politico-military provinces, Occidental and Oriental. Under the civil gouvernment established by the Americans, Negros Oriental became a province on March 10, 1917.
The province´s terrain consits of rolling hills, a few paleaus, and moutain rages which for the most part are close to the narrow coastal strip. Kanlaon Volcano, the highest peak in the island of Negros at 2465 meter, dominates the northern end of the province. Another peak is Cuernos de los Negros at 2000 meter, at whose base Dumaguete lies. The whole eastern part of Negros Oriental has a climate characterized by no pronounced rainfall. The other half of the province has distinct wet and dry seasons.
Dumaguete is the provincial capital of Negros Oriental. It is a small but thriving city, with neat little park areas and what must be the cleanest market in the Philippines. Unaffected by modernization, it has managed to retain its old-hometown atmosphere and peaceful ambience.
EL DORADO HOUSEREEF
The house reef is located just in front of the resort, ideal for shore dives. The sandy bottom slopes down from one to twenty meters with many different coral blocks, sponges and sea anemones. There is a large variety of rare species on the reef. An ideal place for training, excellent fun for night-dives and macro photography.
A beautiful marine sanctuary which can be reached by our boat in ten minutes. You can see big fish schools, huge snappers and sweetlips, stingrays and different kind of scorpionfishes. Usually you will also meet a huge turtle.
You can reach this very special divesite in 10 minutes by boat. There you can see seahorses, big schools of batfishes, ghost pipe fishes and a huge variety of corals and sponges. The dive spot is fantastic for macro photographers.
Just around the corner we have a spot for something special! Seahorses, ghost pipe fishes, frog fishes, different kind of lion and scorpion fishes and nudibranches are very common. And the place we call eel garden is also unique. Excellent place for training and night dives.
We can reach this highlight of the Visayas in half an hour by boat. Spectacular and colorful drift dives with big fish schools, turtles, sea snakes and barracudas. Beautiful coral gardens with a large variety of coral fishes. We are sure that one of the ten first class dive spot will soon become your favorite.
CLOWN FISH CITY
The famous Clown Fish City is located in the Sanctuary of Apo Island. In the shallow part of this divesite there are some coral blocks covered with sea anemones and hundreds of clown fishes. If you are lucky you will meet also Napoleon fishes and a school of jack fishes.
Boat: Pump boats/outriggers, ferries and fast passenger boats are going from many different places to other neighbor island like Cebu and Siquijor- check up in books (Lonely planet is a bible in this - or contact a tourist office in a big city in the province)
Air: PAL and other airlines is going to and from Dumaguete from other city´s in the Philippines - check it up before you want to go, and where...