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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumasguete Resort in
Philippines/Dumaguete, Negros

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumasguete Resort, Nov, 2013,

by Nick Ferris, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7268.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Nothing bad about the resort. Meals and service good. Dive guides, waitresses, staff friendly and helpful.

Near resort bottom is 95% sand/silt slope; muck diving, good for squid, octopus, nudibranchs, and short tentacled anomonefish. Offshore islands much more like tropical reefs with variety of healthy coral, sponges, reef fish, long tentacled anemones. Diving interesting and pleasant. But nothing awesome should be expected. Opportune for ornate ghost pipefish and flamboyant cuttlefish. And the very unusual and strange Melibe nudibranch.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Colorado, New Mexico, British Columbia, Galapagos, Fiji, Hawaii, Florida, Sea of Cortez, Cocos.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Once the guides realized the diver was safe and competent the only interference was to point out photo targets.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 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 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments No dip tank on board -- did not need one. At resort a large room well equipped for servicing cameras and strobes. 110 to 220 voltage.

Crew were careful about handling cameras.
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By report author: Nick Ferris in CO, US at Oct 30, 2014 20:35 EST  
Line 4, paragrapf immediately above: change to "...and short tentacled anemones and associated anemonefish." This is a correction your system does not allow me to make as I ordinarily would.
By report author: Nick Ferris in CO, US at Oct 30, 2014 20:39 EST  
Closest airport: Dumaguete Getting there: United Airlines Denver-Honolulu-Guam-Manila. Then Philippine Air to Dumaguete.
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