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Dive Review of Atlantis Azores Live Aboard in
Philippines/Cebu

Atlantis Azores Live Aboard: "12 days around Cebu island", Nov, 2019,

by Craig Howe, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 26 reports with 19 Helpful votes). Report 11405 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my 3rd trip on this boat, so I really like it. The whole trip was great, but the highlights for most on the boat were the Thresher Sharks in Malapascua, and the Whale Sharks in Bohol. No strobes were allowed on either of those dives, but I doubt they would've mattered as you don't get close enough to use them anyway. We saw plenty of Threshers and I managed to get a few images. I wasn't impressed with the Whale Shark operation. It's pretty much a zoo with hoards of snorklers and divers in not the best of visibility. Overall it was a great trip.
Websites Atlantis Azores Live Aboard   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the place
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Flew from Manila to Dumaguete where the boat picked us up.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-120 Ft/ 12-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We were expected to follow the dive guides. No gloves, no Deco diving. Some dives exceeded an hour.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Nice camera table and rinse tank, compressed air, plenty of electrical outlets
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