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Dive Review of ATLANTIS in
Philippines/PUERTO GALERA

ATLANTIS, Jan, 2009,

by BENJAMIN GLICK, MA, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 4634.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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