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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete in
Philippines/Negros Oriental, Dauin

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Peter Heseltine, CA, US
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Report Number 5810
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, PNG, Caribbean, Great Barrier, China Sea, Hawaii, Indonesia, S
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dives limited to one hour, when with group. Private dives available for
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
A/C room near dive shop w/benches, charging stations (110v & 220),
towels and compressed air hose. Locked at night. On site pro to assist.
Nightly slide shows given by guides. Some boats have carpeted area for
cameras & small rinse tank.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Almost all the muck diving critters of PNG and Indonesia, but much easier
to get to and much more comfortable. Leafy Sea dragon, flamboyant
cuttlefish and Sea wasps in first 15 mins of one dive. Other dives, all
within 5-10 mins or resort as exceptional. Many mid size fish due to
multiple areas protected from fishing. 30-40 mins to Apo & Siquijor
Islands w/amazing healthy corals in profusion. Guides are excellent,
enabling these old eyes to spot critters. Resort was full, but boats
uncrowded. Two six-pack and several larger outrigger long boats (Bangkas).
Depths were 15-80 fsw on most dives. Large, covered dive equipment setup
area w/ multiple rinse tanks, showers and secure cubby storage. Technical
diving support available. 5 star food, really. A/C, en-suite bath, double
occupancy rooms on two levels set in lush gardens. Spa and big swimming
pool. Direct 50 min flight from Manila; resort picks u up and manages all
bags. Value, service & cheerful, charming, attentive staff made this
the one resort to which I returned.   
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