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Dive Review of Atlantis Dumaguete in
Philippines/Negros

February, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Ayers, CA, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 3232
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Typically with the DM and less than 80 feet. Let DM
know at 750psi/50bar.  Lingest dive was 70 minutes.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
I chose to dive Atlantis Dumaguete only (not also Puerto Galera).  
The Dumaguete location is quiet.  Rooms are reasonable and not-small.  Nice
restaurant/bar overlooks the beach with an outside area: four 'specials'
each lunch and dinner, one veggie.  I haven't been to Indonesia, but the
"muck diving" at Dumaguete is spectacular.  Many Frogfish, Ornate
Ghost Pipefish everywhere -- and the DMs find them for you, I certainly
wouldn't have found them on my own.  Nudis, Leaf Scorpionfish,
Crocodilefish, Mandarinfish, Sea Moths, lots of huge beautiful anemones
with their fish -- I could extend this listing, divers weren't even paying
attention to the many beautiful Lionfish :-)   Altantis also runs optional
day-trips to nearby islands where the diving is more traditional reef-coral
flats slopes and walls.  Set up your gear once, then it is moved from tank
to tank and boat to boat.  Backroll off, shed BC then ladder back.  The DMs
are local and really know the area -- the secret to finding critters: I was
astounded at how well a Frogfish can color-match the background.  Max of
four divers per DM; a couple times it was just me and the DM. Recommended.
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