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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dumaguete, Negros Oriental

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Sep, 2013,

by Liz Ritchie, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7285.

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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 N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Regarding snorkeling, we didn't snorkel at the resort, but had a great day trip snorkeling with whale sharks!

Awesome small critters hiding in plain sight--the dive guides have amazing spotting abilities.

On our return trip, Cebu Pacific Airlines announced, at about the time we were scheduled to take off, that our flight to Manila was delayed until the next morning, causing us to miss our late night flight on Philippine Airlines back to SFO. There was great confusion at the Dumaguete airport, and there was no way for us to call Manila and inform Philippine Airlines that we were delayed. This led to an additional charge of $795 per person to get on the Philippine Airlines flight the following night!

However, Atlantis heard that the flight was cancelled before we did, and had their bus on the way back to the airport to pick us up, and gave us a special rate for an additional night which included a return to the airport the next morning. The Atlantis front desk staff also spent a lot of time getting us seats (we had a group of 8) and trying to negotiate a better fare for our Philippine Airlines flight, but couldn't persuade them. Tess, the Atlantis Representative at the Manila airport, was invaluable with our rebooking as we had to spend several hours in the ticketing office, and she was with us during this process.

This was our second trip to this resort (for 2 of us), and we will definitely return; we might make sure we're on Philippine Airlines all the way through to avoid these additional charges in the future.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean (many), Cozumel, S. Pacific (Fiji x 5) Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Baja California, Monterey Bay, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions depth and time (usually 60 minutes).
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 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Although I'm not a photographer, there were rave reviews from photographers in our group; the camera room is phenomenal.
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