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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

May, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Evans, CO, US
Contributor   (13 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6012
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Great Barrier Reef, Cozumel, Bonaire, Roatan, Fiji, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
76   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stuck with the plan pretty well, based on the site.  We were fine with
going with the divemasters - had plenty of time on each dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
There were very few other guests at Atlantis when we were there, so it was
very quiet.  The resort is very nice - we did have to move out of a back
room because of diesel exhaust from an adjacent property's generator, but
they put us up in a very nice ocean-view room.  There is a nice pool, the
dive shop is right next to the beach, and the restaurant is very pleasant. 
The gear storage area was convenient.  

We used small boats to go to most of the dive sites.  The trips were
generally just a few minutes.  There was a wreck in the bay, and nice walls
nearby.  The coral was in good shape, very colorful, with lots of feather
stars of many colors!  We saw large schools of small fish, large numbers of
shrimp, cuttelfish, octos, crabs, lobsters...and some big fish as well.  My
most vivid memory is just lots and lots of color.

Don't miss the trip to Verde Island.  While diving the wall there you are
swimming through huge schools of anthias.  I didn't do the Washing Machine
dive, choosing instead to go for a sedate stroll through the coral gardens,
and saw a couple sea krates, among other things.

Divemasters were great - excellent at pointing out things, and ethical in
terms of not touching the coral or animals.  

We did 4 dives a day, and 5 dives some days. They were happy to take us out
as much as we wanted.

Night dives were cool - we asked to go somewhere other than the standard
Sabang wrecks, and ended up toward Sabang Point in a wonderful area of
small coral heads with lots of activity and night critters out.

We had a great time here, thanks to the beautiful reefs, fish and nudis,
the friendly and helpful staff and the comfortable resort.
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