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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resort in

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Edward Leibowitz, NJ, USA
Contributor   (13 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 4092
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cayman, Tortola, Yap, Palau, Dominica, Fiji, Baja, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
72   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Diving Time- Must exit when divemaster decided to end dive. This was plenty
of time for me as my air consumption is not that good.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
Traveled from New Jersey to Atlantis resort in Dumaguette (17 hours) on
Korean Air and Cebu Pacific. Korean Air permits you two 70-lb bags for
checked luggage. However, Cebu Pacific maximum weight allowance is 44 LBS.
There is a charge on this airline for checked luggage in excess of this
weight. Cost me $15 extra. I understand Air Philippines gives more liberal
allowances for checked luggage to scuba divers. On my return trip on Air
Philippines, I was not charged for excess baggage weight. Scuba Travel
Ventures, San Diego handled all the travel arrangements. I heard about them
at Beneath the Sea 2008. They are reputable dive travel agency and Patchara
did an excellent job in making travel arrangements.
I used EAN-32 on all my dives. Atlantis offers an unlimited Nitrox package
at a cost of $165. I purchased the seven-day dive package, which included
two days of diving at APO island. The package includes four boat dives per
day, except when you went to APO (3 dives per day.) The resort serves three
meals per day and snacks between dives. The food was excellent. The best
diving is at APO island, a 45-minute boat ride from the resort.  The coral
formations at APO are beatiful.  Dive guides are very helpful in assisting
you with your equipment. Most dives start as muck dives. Divemasters look
for all sorts of small critters in the sand. The town pier is a very nice
dive site. You cannot wear gloves while diving. 
You must make a short slosh through the water to enter the dive boat and
then climb up a boat ladder. The resort should have 
a dock so that you would not have to enter the boat from the water.
Although this area has no high voltage diving, I enjoyed staying and diving
at Atlantis.
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