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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resorts: "Good muck diving", Oct, 2015,

by Douglas Hansen, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports). Report 8450.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The muck diving was pretty good. It is not as good as the Lembeh Strait, but it is easier to get to and not quite as expensive. The reefs around the neighboring islands were quite nice. The day trip to Oslob was pretty good. They feed the whale sharks there. There were many sharks, but since they feed them at the surface, the whale sharks spend most of the time in an unnatural vertical position. The resort staff were very friendly and helpful. They claimed that the water from the bar was safe to drink. However, my wife and I were sick from the day after arrival to the day after we left. I missed several dives and the trip to Apo Island because of my intestinal distress. I would not trust the water from the bar despite their assurances. The resort is clean, but a little run down. They lost power several times while we were there. The food ranged from good to terrible. The pad thai they offered one night was the worst I have ever tried. My wife, who happens to be Filipina, said their Filipino food was some of the worst she has ever had. The fish was good, and the western dishes were edible. The dive operation is well run, with adequate storage for gear. They show over 40 dive sites, but they only took us to a handful. We dove the same site 3 or 4 times sometimes. I wish they had taken us to more sites.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California, British Columbia, Florida, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Palau, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments They have the best camera room I have ever seen. The room is spacious, well air-conditioned with compressed air, excellent lighting and a large screen monitor for reviewing photos and videos.
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By report author: Douglas Hansen in CA, US at Oct 06, 2015 21:11 EST  
When I wrote the report, I forgot to mention that we were there in February of 2015.
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