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Dive Review of Atlantis Azores in
Philippines/Tubbitaha

Atlantis Azores: "Many Whale sharks & Mantas; strong currents; dive operation needs work", May, 2017,

by Barry Lenk, VA, US ( 1 report). Report 9681.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Divemaster planned drift dives from zodiac going AGAINST 3 knot current until we complained to the captain. Better training and supervision of dive staff needed. However, we saw plenty of mantas, and Whale Sharks-five in one dive! Great potential if they can work out the kinks in their dive operation.
Websites Atlantis Azores   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Puerto Princesa Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Alice Ribbens in MN, US at Aug 02, 2017 09:22 EST  
When I was on that boat a year ago (April 2017), one of the divemaster's plan for pretty much every dive was to go to 100+ feet to look for sharks. He didn't seem to realize that that was not what everyone else wanted to do, even when no one followed him. However, the other two DMs (they rotated who was leading dives) were amazing.
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