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

April, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Lin GITTERMAN, ON, CA
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Fresh water on boats and space for equipment at Dumaguette but not at Pue
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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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 ...
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