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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resort in
Philippines/Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resort: "Beautiful diving at a well-run resort", Apr, 2022,

by Cyrus Ginwala, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11907.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our dive club spent a week at this resort on the island of Negros, one hour flight from Manila, in April 2022. Philippines required all entrants to be boosted and to present negative COVID test to enter the country. We flew SFO-NAR-MNL-DUM. Airport shops, restaurants and airline clubs are opening gradually.

The resort is fully opened and running well. The staff was uniformly amazing, and the facilities were fully functioning. Dining room food was very good -even perhaps a bit too fancy and rich for a week of eating. Staff was accommodating with dietary requests, even putting together the fixings for a PB and J sandwich when we asked for something simple. Beautiful beach-front location. The house reef is 15 second boat ride from shore. Sites near the resort combine muck and reef diving, including artificial reefs, teeming with fish, which are now marine protected areas. Dive operations run like a clock with the dive staff eager to help out and move things along. Nearby Apo Island (45 min boat ride run by the resort) is full of beautiful corals (we visited twice on 1/2 day excursion, which includes lunch on the boat). Highly recommended. Minor, but noticeable, current on some dives. Minor thermoclines - I dove 3 min plus vest. Resort includes tropical plantings, a pool with waterfall and full spa.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Roatan, Monterey, Cozumel, Belize, Saba, Solomon islands, Channel Islands, Bonaire, Wakatobi
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines daily flights from Manila (as of April 2022)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-50 Ft/ 3-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 min/500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Nicely setup camera room with air gun and many outlets. Boats return after each dive so camera facilities on boats were minimal
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