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Dive Review of Atlantis Dumaguete in

February, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Ayers, CA, USA
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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

Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Typically with the DM and less than 80 feet. Let DM
know at 750psi/50bar.  Lingest dive was 70 minutes.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
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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