Liquid Dive is a custom designed PADI IDC dive resort based in Dauin.

Only a 15-20 minute drive from Dumaguete City, the resort is located down a winding – slightly bumpy – access road which leads to a quiet, remote, wide and rocky beach, facing towards Siquijor Island and with a view of Apo Island. The backdrop of Liquid is the spectacular Mt. Talinis.

The Philippines is one of the best places to learn to scuba or become a dive professional, and Liquid is recognized for the quality of instruction at all levels.

Catering to the modern traveler that can do without television, mini-bar or private butler but still wants a comfortable place to hang their hat. Liquid offers native inspired, affordable, no frills, comfortable beach front accommodation, situated within a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort .

Liquid has its own private fresh & salt water swimming pool, PADI dive center, bar/restaurant and of course a comfortable chill out area, where our customers can relax use free Wi-Fi and chat about the days diving!


Come for the dive. Come back for the people.

Tim & Zoe


family-1Tim and Zoe first came to the Philippines in 2003. They have been living in Dauin since 2011. They have two young children, Solymar and Kai who both spend the majority of their time jumping in and out of the swimming pool!

Tim first learned to dive when he was 16 on a school trip to the Bahamas. Since then he has tried his hand at carpentry, social work, managing coffee shops, being a loan shark and generally spending time travelling and trying to figure it all out. Finally he decided to stick with the thing he fell in love with at 16. In 2002 he settled in Utila, Honduras and became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Making good use of his new cool job to pick up girls, he promptly met Zoe who he married a year later!! He also reads comic books so most of his cool cred went out the window with that one. Tim is now the in house Course Director for Liquid working together with Atmosphere Resorts to provide IDC’s tor people looking to make diving their career, through Instructor Development Philippines.

Zoe first learned to dive in Australia when she was 18 and at the time hated it!! The following years were spent working on private boats, in ski resorts, managing backpacker hostels, working as a chef and just traveling as much as possible, until finally at a family gathering someone asked the dreaded question ‘so what are you doing with your life?” Her first response was “uhhh… dunno?” followed by “I’m going to be a diving instructor and live on the beach”, which is exactly what she did and has been doing ever since! She also knows how to talk…a lot.

Their goal since first becoming diving instructors was to one day open their own PADI dive resort. Finally after many years in the industry gaining experience and knowledge! That dream has become a reality. As avid travelers their aim is to open the kind of backpackers facility that they sought out themselves. Offering all modern facilities, great family cooked meals, internet, and swimming pool and of course a top class PADI dive center.


Resort Manager & Technical Instructor

Jim has known Tim and Zoe since the early days when he completed his advanced, divemaster and Master Scuba Diver with them. On his arrival at Liquid he finished his PADI instructor course and has since completed numerous instructor courses in technical diving. Not only does Jim teach all our divemaster trainees and technical courses but he is also our general resort manager!

A word of advice, if you get him talking about tech he will never stop!


Dive Shop Manager & STAFF Instructor

Berlinda is our Dive Shop Manager as well as one of our in house instructors. Originally from Holland she first came to Liquid in 2012 to complete her divemaster course. After a stint working as a divemaster in other areas around the country and a brief return visit home she then came back and completed her instructor course with us 2013 and has been with us ever since!

B, as she is referred to offers languages in Dutch, English and French and especially enjoys teaching EFR and Rescue! Berlinda also helps out with all of our IDC programs.

Nez, Jhlser & Esilaine

Front Office

Nez, Jhlser, and Esilaine make up our office staff.

They will be here to greet you on your arrival, to answer any questions you may have during your stay and to assist you on your check out.

Like our dive team they are always smiling and are willing to go that extra mile to ensure that you have wonderful holiday.

Ana-Liza, Jennilyn, Brian, Tony, Reynaldo, Randio & Sanoy

Housekeeping & Maintenance

Housekeeping and Maintenance are an important aspect of any resort and a team that some times get overlooked. Well not here!

Ana-Liza and Jennilyn are our cleaning ladies who are always smiling and happy to chat while dusting your room. Brian is our go-to man for most anything, if you need it sorted he can do it. Tony is in charge of the stock room and seems to be everywhere at once. Reynaldo is our magic pool man, who keeps the Liquid pool looking crystal clear and Rondio is in charge or making sure our gardens are always looking their best and Sanoy is in charge of keeping our beach nice and clean.

Narciso, Jonathan, Jik, Richard, Pedro, Enrique & Julius

Liquid Dive Team

A constantly smiling, laughing and singing group. As a team they work exceptionally well together and know what divers need as they are almost all certified divers themselves. All boat and jeep crew are always ready to lend a helping hand and are all trained in Emergency First Response Primary Care (EFR) and Secondary Care (1st Aid).

Annie, May-ann, Juvi & Adrian

Liquid Lodge Front of House

The Liquid Lodge waitresses Annie, May-ann and Juvi are all locals of Dauin and like all our other staff smile constantly.

Adrian is the lone male behind the bar, and he doesn’t mind that one bit!

All our bar staff are adept at mixing the nightly special cocktails and when they ask you if you are staying on for dinner it is hard to say no to those smiles.

Rocky, Allan & Jun


Rocky and Allan started with us as construction crew and worked their way up to certified PADI divemasters . Jun joined the team a little later as an already experienced divemaster.

All are fans of muck diving and are always up for a challenge to see who can find the strangest smallest creature:)

We guarantee you will be a happy diver, diving with any of the boys.

Pedy, Ginalyn & Ronald

Liquid Lodge Kitchen

The Kitchen crew consist of Pedy, Ginalyn and Ronald. Each of them are wonderful cooks and can adapt to the different hats required in the kitchen.

With a constantly rotating menu with new items being added on a regular basis they are always willing to learn a new dish and take pride in making sure you enjoy every meal you have at Liquid.

Be sure to ask them about their signature dishes!