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

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete: "Nice friendly resort with relaxed and easy critter diving.", Mar, 2017,

by Michael Fritz, NJ, US ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9566 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico, Fiji, Palau, Solomons, Indonesia, GBR, Galapagos
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Several flights daily from Manila. 30-40 minute drive from airport depending on traffic which can be epic.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Most dives were 1 hour max, We went over that several times by 5-10 min if we found something cool at the end of the dive. Always come back with 500psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera room at the resort was as good as it gets. The boats didn't have dedicated camera tables whi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
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Comments Atlantis resort is very nice. It's not cheap by Philippine standards, but compared to other Asian destinations it's a bargain and much cheaper to fly there. Everyone speaks English, so it's easy to get around and interact with the (very friendly) locals. The Spa at the resort was a great deal and I got massages almost every day (even cost me a few dives!). We did 4 dives a day on average and had the same divemaster (Harnold) all week. Briefings were good and the dive sites were very close. He was a good ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gregory Bruce in CA, US at May 02, 2017 10:43 EST  
Nice report. Thanks for posting!
By Jeanne Reeder in MO, US at Aug 07, 2017 17:48 EST  
Thanks for the review. It helped to get a feel for their land based diving. Sounds as if Apo was your only relief from Muck.
By Michael Fritz in NJ, US at Aug 09, 2017 12:38 EST  
Dauin is famous for it's muck diving and it sure didn't disappoint. The critters were great. Atlantis was pretty flexible on where they dive, so if muck isn't your thing they will take you to Apo, Siquijour or to sites close my with more coral. Almost every muck site also had coral areas and sites within the marine reserve had lots of healthy coral and were only a short boat ride.
By Jeanne Reeder in MO, US at Aug 09, 2017 15:52 EST  
Excellent to hear this about the mix! Thank you.
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