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Dive Review of ATLANTIS in
Philippines/PUERTO GALERA

January, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by BENJAMIN GLICK, MA, USA
Contributor   (14 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 4634
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
WORLDWIDE
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy, dry  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
ALL DIVES WITH DIVE GUIDE  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
EXCELLENT SAFE CAMERA SERVICING,STORAGE AND RECHARGING DEDICATED ROOM.DIVE
BOATS NO DEDICATED CAMERA SPACE.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT RESORT RUN ON AMERICAN STANDARDS. ROOMS WERE CLEAN
AND COMFORTABLE.TO GET TO UPPER ROOMS NUMEROUS STAIRS.DINING AREA WAS OPEN
AIR AND COMFORTABLE. FOOD WAS GOOD BUT SOME LUNCHES WERE REPITITIOUS. ALL
MEALS WERE PLENTIFUL.THERE WERE 4 SCHEDULED DIVES PER DAY AND THEY WENT OFF
ON SCHEDULE.(9,11,2 AND 4).NO DOCK YOU WADED OUT TO BOAT AND CLIMBED IN(NOT
HARD). NIGHT DIVES AND VERDE ISLAND DIVES WERE DONE  IF ENOUGH DIVERS
SIGNED UP. ON VERDE ISLAND THE DIVE- WASHING MACHINE- AN AREA WITH VERY
STRONG RIPPING AND WHIRLING CURRENTS WAS FABULOUS. THE WALL AT VERDE HAD
THE BEST CORAL LOTS OF FISH AND CRITTERS. DIVING THE CANYONS ON A RAPID
DRIFT WAS FUN WITH LOTS OF FISH,SCHOOLING FISH AND CRITTERS . SAW 2 LONG
NOSED HAWKFISH. I HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE COLEMAN SHRIMP-TOLD EXCELLENT
GUIDE HENRY AND HE FOUND THEM ON NEXT DIVE. ALSO FLAMBOUYANT
CUTTLEFISH,SNAKE EELS,FROGFISH,SEA HORSES,MANY SHRIMP,DEVIL
SCORPIONS,DRAGONETS,GOBIES ETC.MANY NUDIBRANCHS.WENT TO SHARK CAVE AND SAW
SEVERAL LARGE RESTING SHARKS.MANY SEA SNAKES.TRANSFERS FROM MANILA AIRPORT
TOOK 3 HOURS AND WERE WELL RUN.A REALLY GOOD DIVE TRIP.MY ONLY COMPLAINT
WOULD BE THE POOR VISIBILITY WHICH GOT BETTER DURING MY TRIP AND WOULD BE
EVEN BETTER IN LATE FEB TO PRIL.
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