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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resort in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

March, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Knoblauch, CA, United States
Report Number 2360
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Layang Layang, Ulithi, Chuuk, Yap, Bahamas, Turks
& Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
choppy, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
76   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth was watched, were required to pretty stick together as a group, which
was good as currents did come up unexpectedly, plus vis was not the best.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Atlantis has a very nice photo/computer room with adaptors for 110 volts. 
Also have computers available.  Photo processing at Fuji is about a 5
minute walk from the resort.  They have nice rinse tanks at the dive shop.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
This was my third trip to Atlantis Dive Resort.  I really love this place. 
The staff is wonderful, and the diving is very good.  However this trip,
the vis was the worse I've seen, but still very acceptable.  For those who
like macro photography, this is the place.  Dive guides are attentive and
helpful, but if you want them to leave you alone, let them know, but
please, stay within sight of your group underwater.  Largest group that
goes out is eight divers with one dive guide.  The dive boat is always
nearby.  The farthest dive site is about 15 minutes away.

We were in a group of 15, so we had to eat our meals buffet style.  I don't
like buffet meals one bit, but understand that it would be difficult to
serve meals otherwise.  Small groups can order off the menu, plus if one
desires something special (not on the buffet table), one needs only to

I've been told that the "50-Bar" and the restaurant will be
operated by the Resort starting around this summer.  Will be interested in
seeing how this turns out.  Guess I'll just have to go back to check it
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