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Dive Review of Atlantis Dumaguete in

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Darell Cook, CO, United States (2 reports)
Report Number 4493
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Bonaire, Cayman, Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, Roatan
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive masters tried to control depth & time, said to tell them when half
tank and when 750 psi.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
On some boats there were rinse tanks for cameras that were also used to
rinse masks. Two camera rinse tanks on shore. Camera room with 110/220 VAC.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Excellent facilities. During busy times they scheduled dive boats to leave
at different times to minimize number of people leaving / arriving at once.
4 boat dives a day. The pier is not to be missed - lots of growths with
lots of marine life. One-hour boat ride to Apo Island which has some of the
healthiest reefs we have ever seen with large groupers, schools (1000's) of
jacks and many turtles. Coastal diving was a mix of muck and reefs with
many critters - seahorses, pipe fish, nudibranchs, stone/scorpion fish,
sting rays, clown fish, lion fish, frog fish, mimic and reef octopus, etc.
One speedboat, mostly bankas (local outrigger boats) all back roll entry
with ladder exit. They lift BCs out of the water for you. Some dive masters
seemed to fall asleep on dives and kind of ignored us. Food was good, busy
time so breakfast buffet, order 1 of 4 from menu board for lunch &
dinner. Chef was outstanding and made us some specials upon request
(sashimi, lumpia). Good A/C and ceiling fan in rooms. Low water pressure.
We put this resort on our to-do (must-do) again list. Very friendly and
accomodating resort workers
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