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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines/Puerto Galera

Atlantis Dive Resorts: "Tons of variety in a busy place", May, 2016,

by Lisa Evans, CO, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 9157.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was my second trip to Atlantis Puerto Galera and it didn't disappoint! There are a wide variety of dive sites and critters to be seen. While the big fish are limited to a few dive sites, all dive sites have lots of small fish, nudis, critters and healthy corals. The dive staff are great, and you can dive 5 dives a day if you want - truly eat, sleep and dive. Dives are limited to 60 minutes (I think night dives are a bit shorter) but that's necessary if you're going out 5 times a day. Some people commented that it would be better to do 4 longer dives, which is also reasonable.

The lodging is very comfortable. I recommend spending the extra money to get a quiet room away from the beach. While the sea view is wonderful, the bars next door are really loud. The beachfront is packed full of bars and resorts, and the bay also has lots of boats and 2 floating bars. But Atlantis has a great dive shop, nice beachfront bar, a spectacular dining room, and a small pool set in a private setting. The room was very nice, bed comfortable, and the food was great.

Do the Verde Island trip. For big fish, be sure to dive The Canyons.

Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Philippines x 5, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Lembeh, Caribbean, Bali, Palau, Yap, Red Sea, etc
Closest Airport Manila Getting There Fly into Manila, shuttle/bus/private transport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Tenders are just small and temporary transport - nice dedicated rinse tank as soon as you get on shore, and a very nice fully outfitted camera room a little ways back in the resort - with great lighting and everything you need.
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