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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resort in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

Atlantis Dive Resort, May, 2009,

by Phil & Nancy Hamilton, MA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5162.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Indonesia, Maldives, Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, Roatan, Utilla, Belize, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cozumel, Australia, California, New England, Fla keys
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Well appointed air conditioned room for equipment. Computers were available for digital work. Instruction was available on site.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Dive masters were very good at pointing out the small critters, e.g. nudibranchs, manta shrimp, ornate ghost pipefish, orangutan crabs, etc. They also located electric clams, frog fish, ribbon eels. Lots of lion fish in the area. DMs were very accommodating to photographers and videographers without penalizing the non-photographers. We were thrilled to finally capture a photograph of a pygmy seahorse.

Opportunity to get a rebreather experience was available.

Excellent dive at dusk to see the mandarin fish doing their mating dance. Side trip to Verde Island was worth the effort.

Topside service was excellent, and the staff were a lot of fun. Special occasions (birthdays, 600th dive, etc.) were celebrated with gusto. Buffet dinners were varied and delicious.
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