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Dive Review of Atlantis Azores in
Philippines/Tubbataha

Atlantis Azores: "Great Diving at Tubbataha", Apr, 2024,

by Wayne B. Batzer M.D., HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12933.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments It was a true privilege to dive at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tubbataha includes two large atolls and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef, 93 miles southeast of Puerto Princesa. For diving it is accessible only by liveaboard boats, March through June. There were a number of boats present but crews work to coordinate their activities so that dive sites do not get crowded. Diving can be a challenge, as currents are hard to predict and often change mid-dive. The challenges are ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Atlantis Azores   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All Hawaiian islands, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, Guam, Northern Marianas, Philippines, New Zealand, Florida, BVI, Okinawa
Closest Airport Puerto Princesa Getting There Flight from Manila and then short ride to the port. Atlantis arranged flights and transport and all went smoothly.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives are guided; max depth 100 ft., usual duration one hour.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is a large table on the dive deck for cameras. Dive staff handles cameras carefully, with full rinse after each ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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