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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Sep, 2013,

by Pamela M. Rudy, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7175.

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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 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Resort caters to divers. Short boat rides on ponga-type boats to dive sites. Gear handled by crew, help put on BC's before easy backward roll into water. Remove BC and fins in water and handed up by crew, then an easy climb up the ladder into boat. We were fortunate to have a marine biologist dive guide for our group of 6 divers. Great briefings. Snorkeled with the whale sharks - great fun, two trips on an 80 foot outrigger to Apo Island to dive the reefs. Saw blue ringed octopus, wonderpus, sea crates, sea moths, mandarin fish mating ritual, ghost pipefish, frogfish, seahorses, jawfish with eggs and more. Dive gear storage room exceptional.
Food was multiple gourmet choices and beautifully presented. Staff bend over backwards to accommodate guests. Head/neck/shoulder massage on arrival at resort.
Cebu Airlines cancelled our connecting flight when we were at the airport causing us to miss our connection home out of Manilla. This caused us to stay an extra night and incur non-refundable charges of $750/pp with Philippine Airlines for missing the flight. Stay with Philippine airlines all the way through.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Carribean, Fiji, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions depth 90 feet, dive time 60 min., stay nearby dive guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Dedicated photography room with 110/220 recharging stations and compressed air at each of approx. 10 stations. Storage area underneath each station. Flat screen tv to view photos. A photographer's dream.
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