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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dumaguette and Puerto Galera

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Apr, 2014,

by Lin GITTERMAN, ON, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7556 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Bali, Komodo, Yap, Little Cayman, Roatan, Guanaja, St. Lucia, Curacao
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time - generally 75 feet for 60 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Fresh water on boats and space for equipment at Dumaguette but not at Pue ... 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 4 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 4 stars
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Comments This is a comparison of the two areas. We spent six dive days at Dumaguette (have been there before) and three dive days at Puerto Galera plus a day trip to Cebu to see the whale sharks.

Diving: Dive sites closer to Dumaguette are mainly muck diving where Puerto Galera is mainly coral. Two completely different dive experiences. IMHO, the dive shop was better managed at Puerto Galera. Tons of nudibranchs, frog fish, rock fish, etc at both sites. Dive profiles are the same at both sites - 75 feet for 60 minutes, not strictly enforced. Diving is done from a small boat via bankroll in Puerto Galera and giant stride off of a large boat (mostl ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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