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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

July, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Pierre Hurter, CA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Philippine's Diving Bargain"
Report Number 8755 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Alaska, Maui, Cozumel, La Paz, Tulum, Socorro , Honduras, Philippine,
Galapagos, Truck (Chuuck), Solomon Islands,
 Belize, Fij, Channel Islands, Indonesia (Komodo) and
Closest Airport
Getting There
SFO to Manilla a non-stop and
then a van ride to Batangas
where you catch the ferry
which takes you to to Sabang

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dives were limited to 60 minutes, but not rigidly enforced  Depth was
generally limited by the topography.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 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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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Spacious camera room complete with compressed air to blowoff cameras and
computers to download without having to head up to your room
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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4 stars  

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Value for $$
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    The flight to the Philippines, via Philippine Airlines is a fairly
painless experience.  The plane is always crowded, but its a non-stop
13-hour, from SFO on new Boing 777s.  Manila is always a zoo and on this
light we shared the single baggage carousel with two other flights and in
short order a third. It took an hour and a half before our black dive backs
made their way down the chute.

   After collecting our groups mound of luggage, we were here on a trip
arranged by Any Water Sports; we headed outside to hook up with a
representative from Atlantis Beach Resorts in Puerto Galera.  It was
shortly before sunup and the humidity already instantly pasted my shirt to
me. We piled into four vans, cranked up the air-conditioning and headed
south to Batangas.  Its about a 2-hour ride through the metropolis of
Manila, and then along a modern toll road past vast green patches of
farmlands. Along the way we took our cust ...
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