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Dive Review of Atlantis Puerto Galera in

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Darell Cook, CO, United States (2 reports)
Report Number 4492
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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
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Tell divemaster when you reach 750 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
No facilities on boats for rinsing cameras, but very short rides to/from
dive sites. There were three camera rinse tanks right at the beach. Camera
room with lots of room and 220/110 VAC outlets and low pressure air
available which was locked at night.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
3 hour van ride from Manila airport, one hour boat ride to resort. The
resort was very good, although there were only ~6 divers there most of the
week we were there. The service was exceptional. The food was good and they
aimed to please customizing orders. When busy breakfast is buffet style
with eggs cooked to order. Lunch is from a menu board of 4 items or a
selection of mongolian BBQ. Dinner was also off the menu board with a la
carte BBQ items (hamburgers, steaks, etc.) The dive staff were constantly
training. The dive masters were very good at pointing things out for us -
flamboyant cuttlefish, pygmy and thorny seahorses, nudibranchs, octopus,
small and giant frog fish, etc. Some muck but mostly healthy reefs. Remants
of a typhoon hitting China caused some rainy, windy weather (local power
goes out and the generator comes on). This also caused us to spend a day
diving in the harbor on some of the wrecks, which was low visibility but
still great sites with lots of critters. Diving was from speed boats with
backroll entry. Shore entry to the boats - sand in your booties. Drinking
water available free all day and they pushed it. Good bar - 50 Bar.
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