Sierra resort and Critter Republic in Dauin, Diving in the Philippines

Sierra resort and Critter republic in Dauin is a good mid-range hotel located directly on the beach. They offer relaxation and a wonderful experience for divers as well as non-divers. The resort has large, generous areas, a large dining room, pool table and here is Dauin's best pizzeria within a short walking distance. There are several restaurants nearby out on the road and the resort's breakfast is among the best you can find in Dauin. The resort offers several different rooms and here there is a large lovely pool with sunbeds, a bar and a large room that can be used for conferences and weddings and more.

The service is good and the atmosphere is light and familiar. The food in the own restaurant is very good and you can enjoy it either directly in the bar or in the restaurant section directly adjacent. The resort breathes calm and relaxation and this is a really good place for you who do not need luxury but want to be able to enjoy your diving trip and vacation.

Sierra resort and Critter republic have good accommodations without being luxury. For groups it is ideal as you can have a whole floor to yourself divided into seven rooms with a large floor and balcony, sofas and more. A wonderful solution that breathes a certain Spanish architecture and is a perfect hangout for the group in the evenings and community.

For groups (including private individuals), we can also arrange to have our own contact person on site who checks every day that everything is working, help with trips to town, excursions in the local area, finding ATMs and more. For those who don't dive, it's nice to relax by the pool or go on an excursion that can be arranged on site. The resort likes that you as a guest also experience Dauin and encourages excursions even above the surface.

Spectacular macro diving

The dive is best known for its spectacular macro diving with lots of exciting marine life. Here you will experience octopuses, nudibranchs, crustaceans, flatworms and lots of fish. The diving is varied. Here is also Apo Island with its marine reserve with fantastic corals and which is a really good place to see turtles. With luck, you can also see whale sharks, reef sharks, and manta rays. Sometimes even slightly larger sharks such as thresher sharks and hammerhead sharks here, but a lot of luck and a little deeper diving is required. The dive center's skilled guides will show you plenty of exciting marine life.

The whale sharks at Oslob also make the area famous and popular, even if it is a bit run-down and touristy. However, it is basically a 100% guarantee to see a whale shark. If you are looking for enjoyment and relaxation of a good standard without paying for luxury at the accommodation without the experience and diving being the most important thing, this is a very nice option.

Of course you can combine with other locations in the Philippines during your diving trip and vacation. It is also possible to combine with an exciting liveaboard. Contact us and we will arrange proposals for you.

  • Several different standards in rooms with private bathrooms
  • Beach
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Large outdoor pool and a smaller pool for diving training
  • SDI Dive Center at the resort with a wide range of courses
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception

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Dive with Critter republic

  • Daily diving with great guides
  • Beautiful diving on the house reef
  • Wide range of SDI diving courses

In the waters along the coast of Dauin, where Critter Republic is located at the Sierra resort, you will find fantastic macro diving. It is mixed up by reefs with turtles and sometimes larger fish as guests. This is a real paradise for underwater photographers. Here you will also find the widely talked about Apo Island. Known for amazing corals, large shoals of fish and often lots of turtles.

Some of Dauin's best guides can be found here and the house reef is fantastic, especially in the evenings and nights. The diving center offers no limit diving (up to four dives / day) including the house reef. A dive boat is in the process of being acquired, but you make daily trips to different dive sites with your own car.

Large range of courses and lots of diving

Critter Republic offers a wide range of diving courses and special courses as well as technical training. The courses are SDI courses and are offered here as well as instructor courses, photography courses, workshops and there is plenty of literature at the diving center to find what it is you have experienced and seen under the surface. Whether you are a snorkeler, beginner or experienced diver, you will enjoy yourself here.

For those who wish to save money and do not need luxury but still want to be able to have access to a large lovely pool, relaxation, close to the beach and close to restaurants in Dauin to enjoy and relax, this is it as it offers a very nice alternative.

Standard room

Standard rooms with double or single beds depending on wishes. The rooms are located by the pool and have their own shower and toilet, air conditioning. The rooms have a small balcony facing the pool.

Deluxe room

The rooms are located in the main building on two floors by the pool and have double or single beds. Own shower and toilet, air conditioning, fridge and own balcony/patio

Sea view room

The rooms are quite small and are located on the second floor of the main building. Double bed with balcony and some view of the sea. The rooms have their own shower and toilet, refrigerator, air conditioning.

executive room

3 larger rooms in the main building. Double bed and own shower and toilet. Refrigerator, air conditioning and access to a large shared upper floor with a terrace facing the sea and indoor sofa groups.

Family suite

1 apartment with two floors. One double bed and two double beds upstairs. Extra bed / mattress if necessary can be arranged. Air conditioning, dining area, kitchen, fridge and patio facing the pool.

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