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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/None at Dumaguete

Atlantis Dive Resorts: "My Dives", Sep, 2016,

by Lee and Nancy Skinner, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9133.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This report is in response tp Undercurrent's request for info about canceled dives. I did not report on this 2011 incident because I am not usually inclined to report a controversial incident while my feelings are quite strong. But I am now ready to share the story.
My wife and I were on the way back from Tubbataha Reef on board the Atlantis's live aboard. Seas were very rough and the boat was proceeding at a steady pace in very rough seas. Suddenly, the boat rolled so much that I was thrown from the bench on one side of the lounge into the railings surrounding the stairway to the lower deck. Unfortunately, I had had experience with broken ribs before in a cycling accident, so I was quite sure I had broken ribs again. I retired to my cabin, where the captain visited me awhile later. When he asked me how I was, I stated that I was pretty sure I had broken some ribs. He replied, and I quote, "So you're ok then?" Since he had two other crew members with him, I politely replied, "I wouldn't go that far." Had he been alone with me, I would have replied far differently.
Upon reaching the dock and flying back to Manila, we flew on to Dumaguete, Atlantis's land based dive resort. On the way to the resort from the airport, we stopped at a local clinic where x-rays revealed two broken ribs. We also stopped at a pharmacy where I got painkillers. (To my surprise, the cost of the x-rays and meds were part of our bill at the end of the stay at Dumaguete. I suppose I should have installed a seat belt on the lounge bench.)
When I asked for financial consideration for my inability to dive at all during the week, I was told that the manager, who was absent at the time, would deal with my request. Despite direct and phone conversations and emails, I was told that their policy was not to adjust for such circumstances. (Had other divers on the live aboard suffered similarly?) His position was that policy could not be changed. Perhaps it came from some divine source....
The only accommodation he offered was a discount if I were to book another trip with Atlantis. Somehow, I haven't yet rebooked.
Do remember that I did not report this incident immediately out of anger or spite. But when Undercurrents requested reports of paid for dives being not available, I was ready to reply. I really haven't forgotten....
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Nearly all the Caribbean, Coral Sea, Solomons, Micronesia, Maldives, and various other Asian venues
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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