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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Azores Liveaboard in
Philippines/Tubbataha Reef

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Azores Liveaboard, Apr, 2013,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 48 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 6960.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh), Philippines, Red Sea, SouthernBahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 85 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes, stay with divemaster
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large camera table to work at, but it was out on the dive deck. Reason ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments This was a trip with Duane Silverstein of Seacology to dive as well as visit a Seacology village site where Seacology was providing solar power systems in exchange for reef preservation.

Tubbataha Reef is in the Sulu Sea and has been in the news a lot lately. First, a US Navy ship ran aground a short time ago and very recently a Chinese "fishing" vessel ran aground within sight of the ranger station. The Chinese were actually smuggling endangered Philippine anteaters for the Chinese "medicinal" market. The Chinese boat was still there when we passed by. The Navy ship was gone and we were not allowed to dive in the area of its grounding so it was impossible to judge how bad either event impacted the reef.

Atlantis Azores is a former Aggressor boat that has recently been totally refitted and is in great shape. Everything worked and the c ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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