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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts/py Atlantis Azores in

Atlantis Dive Resorts/py Atlantis Azores: "Extremely Hard Working Crew Made Diving Very Easy", May, 2024,

by David M. Stanwick, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12973 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 It had been 7 years since my last liveaboard so this was a shakedown cruise for me. In most respects this trip exceeded expectations. I had previously enjoyed the luxury of gearing up on the boat and jumping off the swim deck, but on the Atlantis you get on a Zodiac and are transported from the mother ship to the dive site, which is usually only a few minutes away. I was anticipating a lot of hassle dealing with getting my gear in and out of the Zodiac and changing tanks, etc., but the crew did all this work. Everytime we returned to the mother ship two to four crew members would be waiting for us with hot towels and would enthusiastically sing "Hello (your name), Wel-come Baaaack!" They did this for EVERY dive! This ritual was a delightful way for the crew to learn our names.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Northern California, Cayman Islands, Belize
Closest Airport PPS Getting There MNL -> PPS

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Due to expected currents and remoteness of locations, dive guide had the difficult task of keeping our group of eight close together at all times. Night dives normally prohibited, but one was granted by the park authorities. Depth < 100 feet, dive time < 60 minutes strictly enforced.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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
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