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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Sep, 2010,

by Rose Mueller , FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 5708.

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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 N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments For an "all inclusive" dive resort this is the best we've encountered. The management, Simon, is exceptional and always available. All requests are accommodated, if possible. The rooms are spartan, but clean. The staff is phenomenal; remembering names, requests, habits. Soyid, with the reservation staff, e-mailed me faster than any person at any other resort we've visited; I might add at multiple occasions. The food is unbelievable. It is of gourmet quality. The quality and presentation is extraordinary. IF someone desired something different, every effort was made to please. A voraious appetite was satisfied. I can't say enough about Eric, Don, Meanne and Mr. R., the restaurant manager. It is also the best cappuchino we've had anywhere-Starbucks eat your heart out! The dive staff and boat drivers are so well trained and truly love their jobs. They even have a command of the latin names of the fish I've never seen. Their eyes are young and miss nothing. Their smiles are contagous. I want to thank Rusty and Larry for their exceptional care after my husband broke his ear drum. They even presented me with a shirt for completing my 1100th dive. We are saddened that there were fishing nets on two of our dives. It is a Marine Park. The government needs to step in and protect this asset. If you're looking for pelagics forget about going here. If you want pleasant diving with amazing macro fish this is your heaven. The marine life is that of Indonesia without the discomfort and bias against women. It is a hard trip-34 hours from Florida. Would I return tomorrow if possible, yes, without a question:) I'd also add that for the same period of time, it was less expensive to go to Atlantis than to go to Cozumel.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea, Sipaden, Indonesia, Galapagos, Caymen, Tobago, Curacao, Bonaire, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, Cozumel, Florida-the Keys, West Palm, Key Largo and the Gulf of Mexico, Flathead Lake, Egypt and Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-75 Ft/ 3-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions After the intitial check-out dive there was little concern about where one dove or how deep. There was really no reason to go "deep".
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments This is perhaps the BEST camera room we've encountered. It is clean, efficient, roomy, full of light, has compressed air and multiple outlets and best of all ALEX. The photographer in residence is exceptional. He gladly offers advice and answers questions without expecting compensation. Where does one find this? I might add, he is also highly skilled and offers multiple courses that are for SERIOUS photographers, not ones merely seeking a PADI patch.
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