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Dive Review of atmosphere resort/atmosphere resort and spa in
Philippines/Dumuaguete

atmosphere resort/atmosphere resort and spa, Mar, 2011,

by Deb Berglund, MT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5958.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving all over caribbean, indonesia, raja ampat, palau, fiji, red sea.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 350 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions had our own divemaster so were able to dive as long as we wanted. in Dumaguete you want a divemaster who knows where the awesome macro critters are.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments crew was very careful with camera gear; carried everything for me with both hands. camera room was excellent except it needed more light and closed at 10PM

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments beautiful resort, good service, dive operation as good as it gets. getting on an off the boat was difficult; shore entry and when we were there most times the water was rough. crew practically carried me to the boat when it was rough altho a few times I was chest deep in surge.

Muck lovers only!!!! 90% of the diving is muck, but very good muck, many tiny critters I had never seen, lot of exotic shrimps, some nudis, blue-ringed octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, and cooperative mandarinfish. During the 2 weeks we were there we had 3 opportunities to go to Apo and one to Sijiquor Island . No big deal, pretty walls, and some large schools of fish but nothing we had not seen before. Getting there and back was rough; fun for me, but cold. getting back on the boat not easy. quite a bit of current. We did not go again, enjoyed the muck more.

spa was very nice

recommend only for experience divers.

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