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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

Atlantis Dive Resorts: "Philippine's Diving Bargain", Jul, 2015,

by Pierre Hurter, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8755 has 1 Helpful vote.

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
Monterey
Closest Airport Manila 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 Beach

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 Spacious camera room complete with compressed air to blowoff cameras and computers to download without having to head up to your room ... 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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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