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Dive Review of Atlantis in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

Atlantis, Jul, 2006,

by Roger Dunton, CA, United States ( 2 reports). Report 2636.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving throughout Caribbean, South Pacific and Indonesia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dove as a loose group
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Lots of excellent small stuff (frogfish, lionfish everywhere, leaf fish, nudis, etc.)

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Main road (really a walking path) runs through hotel. Lots of vendors hawking their wares, but not allowed into resort. Nice ambiance inside resort. Good pool with waterfall. Clean, attractive rooms. Excellent service. Very friendly, happy staff. Hour long massages for $10-$15. Lots of diving (4 boat dives per day available plus optional night dive). No beach diving as all the town's and resort's boats are tied up on shore with lots of boat traffic, but with so many boat dives to choose from, shore diving wasn't necessary. Lots of good small stuff. No bigger stuff. The closer you got, the more you found. Close sites within a couple of minutes from shore. Corals were relatively healthy, but not very colorful. Viz was weak (40-60', sometimes 80'). Overall, a very good bargain.
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