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Dive Review of Atlantis Azores in
Philippines/Cebu/Malapascua

Atlantis Azores: "Thresher shark heaven, but not for us", Jan, 2015,

by Jeanne Downey, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 39 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 8120 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Caribbean, Australia, Micronesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cocos, Socorro, Guadalupe, Palau, Fiji, Galapagos, etc.
Closest Airport Cebu City Getting There Easy on United through Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific from SFO or LAX.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes. No decompression. Try to stay above 100 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Place in bottom of skiff for diving. One rinse tank on boat. Large camera table. Charging station in dining area. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments The first week of our two week Cebu adventure was on board the Azores, diving around the island of Malapascua, with the goal of seeing thresher sharks. The second week we headed South for a Kasai Village Resort return visit, in another review.

Now, every one of the four times weve been to the Philippines, weve run into either a typhoon or tropical storm, and this was no exception. This time it was the category 1 storm that messed with the Popes visit. We werent allowed to board the boat, so we spent a night at the Waterfront Airport Hotel, literally across the street fro ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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