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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resorts: "Good much diving but bad visibility", Apr, 2016,

by Todd Lichtenstein, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8902.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Lembeh, Maldives, Galapagos, Cocos, Dominica, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Papua New Guinea, Andaman Sea, Raja Ampat, Blue Heron Bridge
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There We flew on Cebu Pacific from Manila. Judging by our experience the flights get delayed more later in the day due to air traffic congestion in Manila. If you have an International connection in Manila leave plenty of time for flight delays.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was a wonderful air-conditioned camera room with plenty of workspace and a great compressed air system. Also ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Dumaguete is on the island of Negros an hour and a half plane ride from Manila. We flew round trip from Manila on Cebu Pacific Airline. Cebu has a higher baggage allowance for scuba divers, 30 kg or 66 lbs. It doesnt matter how many bags you have BUT they do weigh your carry-ons . From Manila to Dumaguete we paid about $40 in extra overweight charges. That is not bad for divers and photographers. The Manila airport domestic terminal is very crowded and there are almost not enough chairs in the roasting hot gate area. Be advised. When we landed at Dumaguete, Atlantis staff were waiting to grapple with our luggage and get us to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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