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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Dumaguette

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Dec, 2013,

by Susanne Firkins, NY, US ( 1 report). Report 7550.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We loved the trip!!!! Five of us went. Four were experienced divers and one received her certification while there. Her training was excellent. Her instructor was very attentive.
We spent 8 days diving. They allowed up to 5 dives a day, all from boats. The dive sites were less than 10 minutes away. The crew handled all our gear, we just had to show up. We had a DM just for us. The diving was so called "muck diving" though we would really call it sand diving. It was amazing. There were so many little and fascinating critters our dive guide found for us. We saw things we had never seen before. Every time he would write the name down on a slate so we would know what we were seeing. We also did 2 day trips to Apo island. The reefs there were gorgeous. It was well worth the ride. The reefs close to the resort were not very good, but the muck diving was what we wanted.
Atlantis offered land trips too. The trip to the market was fascinating and they fed us a huge, delicious meal while there. The whale shark encounter was too contrived. Juvenile whale sharks were hand fed from small boats. We wouldn't recommend it.
My 15 year old daughter loved the trip so much she wants to go back there to get her DM certification when she is 18.
The staff was wonderful and very attentive. The resort is not too big. The only complaint is that we had three teenagers in one room, and one had to sleep on a mattress on the floor.
Food was very good.
We traveled the week before Christmas. There was a total of 9 guests for a resort that can hold 70. Great time to vacation.
We would go back there tomorrow, if it weren't such a long trip!

Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Truk Lagoon, Belize, Bonaire, Bahamas, Honduras, Caymans, St Maarten, St Kitts, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We had a new diver in our group so we kept to a maximum of 60 feet, but only because we were glad to do so.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments There was a very nice, well-equiped, separate room for cameras.
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