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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete in
Philippines/Negros Oriental, Dauin

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete, Oct, 2010,

by Peter Heseltine, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5810.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Almost all the muck diving critters of PNG and Indonesia, but much easier to get to and much more comfortable. Leafy Sea dragon, flamboyant cuttlefish and Sea wasps in first 15 mins of one dive. Other dives, all within 5-10 mins or resort as exceptional. Many mid size fish due to multiple areas protected from fishing. 30-40 mins to Apo & Siquijor Islands w/amazing healthy corals in profusion. Guides are excellent, enabling these old eyes to spot critters. Resort was full, but boats uncrowded. Two six-pack and several larger outrigger long boats (Bangkas). Depths were 15-80 fsw on most dives. Large, covered dive equipment setup area w/ multiple rinse tanks, showers and secure cubby storage. Technical diving support available. 5 star food, really. A/C, en-suite bath, double occupancy rooms on two levels set in lush gardens. Spa and big swimming pool. Direct 50 min flight from Manila; resort picks u up and manages all bags. Value, service & cheerful, charming, attentive staff made this the one resort to which I returned.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   Atlantis Dumaguete

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, PNG, Caribbean, Great Barrier, China Sea, Hawaii, Indonesia, S Africa
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 76-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives limited to one hour, when with group. Private dives available for techies.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
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 A/C room near dive shop w/benches, charging stations (110v & 220), towels and compressed air hose. Locked at night. On site pro to assist. Nightly slide shows given by guides. Some boats have carpeted area for cameras & small rinse tank.
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