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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Jun, 2013,

by Erin ONeill, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7146.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dived for 10 days and just about the time I was wearying of muck we would take off for one of the islands, Apo & Siguijor, for instance. The whale shark skin-dive at Cebu was great fun, and I had an exhilarating battle with a titan triggerfish (a very large, very determined one persevering for quite a distance, thank goodness for my large camera). One can make 5 dives a day here but we at times chose to combine the 4th & 5th dives for 1 longer dive. There are some coral gardens near Atlantis, lovely, but not many, and lots of man-made reefs teeming with fish and invertebrates. Fabulous macro subjects, including mating mandarin fish and cardinal fish with eggs in their mouths! The turtles are plentiful, and I've never seen so many octopi and squid in as many varieties and sizes.
All of the dive crew are wonderful as is the restaurant staff - you'll be very well-treated and assisted in unexpected ways.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Florida, New York, Mexico, Fiji, Costa Rica, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, PNG, Indonesia, Bonaire, Aruba, Caymans, Belize
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Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour time limit with allowances made for longer dives.
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 N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Guides excellent, general assistance excellent, dive facilities excellent, set-up/camera room the best I've ever seen.
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