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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resort in
Philippines

Atlantis Dive Resort, Mar, 2005,

by Don Paschal, Fl, USA . Report 1676.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Florida, Throughout Caribbean, Mediteranean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 74 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Required you to dive with DM as guide, but could do your own profile while stying with group.
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 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Shot both video and still. Land facility's were excellent, with seperate rinse tanks, a dry room with work stations for working on cameras with transformers and both 110v & 200v recepticles. Computers and televisions for digital. They accomodated my still photo's with E-6 drop off each day in town. No facility on boats for cameras.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I found the dive and resort staff to be among the most accomodating I have ever found in my travels. The rooms were very comfortable and the food was great with many choices

The diving here does not lend itself to big animals, but the diversity of animals is incredible. Frog fish, pipefish, flambuoyant cuddlefish, mantis shrimp, ribbon eels and tons of variety. Best to think macro when photographing here, but then again some of the frog fish are the size of cats. Only negative was the lack of accomodation for cameras on the boats.

On one afternoon I was the only diver and they did not hesitate to take me out for two dives. Long travel, but well worth the effort.

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