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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dauin, Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Feb, 2013,

by Dan Clements, WA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports). Report 6905.

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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The typhoons of 2011 ans 2012 have significantly impacted the local reefs. My guess is that it will take many years to recover. That said, the critters are there, but not near the abundance of Anilao.

While the coral is dead at the house reef and adjacent coast, they are quite good at Apo Island, one of the dive sites visited.

The staff and facilities are excellent.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving British Columbia, Washington, California, Florida, Sea of Cortez, Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas, Oman, Dubai, Italy, Turkey, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Marquesas, Galapagos, Philippines
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We could dive our own profiles.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent facilities for underwater photographers, including very nice photo room. There is a ration of six divers per guide, so since this is muck diving, sometimes difficult to get shots.

Since we are not overly aggressive underwater photographers, guides saw we were missing a lot of shots and moved photographers to smaller groups of 2-4, which worked out much better.
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