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Dive Review of Atmosphere Resort & Spa in
Philippines/Negros Orientales

September, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Bradley William Bowen, UT, US
Reviewer   (6 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
"Great Muck & Wall Diving"
Report Number 8373 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Maldives, Indonesia, Cozumel, Galapagos, Hawaii, California, Florida,
Socorro Islands, Palau, Turks & Caicos, Cayman Islands, Philippines,
Closest Airport
Getting There
We took a 30 minute ferry from
Cebu, and it was only a short
trip from the ferry terminal
to the resort.

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, choppy, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Divemasters never got upset that we didn't stay right with them, or went
deeper than briefing. They did not want to dive more than an hour, and were
sure to arrange return to the boat on muck dives after we stayed down an
extra 10 minutes a few times. At Apo Island air supply dictated dive time.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Large camera room with large individual stations that have towels,
compressed air, shelf above, storage below - everything photographers need.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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Atmosphere Resort & Spa, September 11-18, 2015

A van prearranged with Atmosphere picked us up at the ferry terminal from
Cebu Island, where we dove for 5 days prior to taking a 30 minute ferry to
the island of Negros Orientales.

Atmosphere Resort is very upscale. Our package included unlimited diving,
ground transportation, a trip to Apo Island, and food.  After arriving and
interviewing many different people I learned this is an expensive resort,
and I strongly recommend having your travel agent make prior arrangements
to include everything to minimize cost. Because everything was prearranged,
the additional trip to Apo Island my wife and I booked was at minimal cost,
and an extra night dive I did was charged at lower cost than posted.

Great muck diving in both directions with only a 5 minute or less boat ride
from the resort where we saw all kinds of crazy critters, many different
types of rare pipefish, flamboyant cuttlefish, squid, orangutan crabs,
schools of snapper, mating grouper, several rays, a dozen seahorses,
octopus in a cleaning station, sea snakes, etc. This isn't for beginners
because you will be in a cloud of silt if you do not know how to control
your buoyancy very well.

Apo Island provided fabulous wall diving with incredible hard and soft
corals, many differently colored frog fish, big schools of horse-eye jacks,
barracuda, many different jacks and trevally, batfish, many different
scorpion fish, a ...
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