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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in
Philippines

Atlantis Dive Resorts, Jun, 2013,

by D.Demming, OH, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 40 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 7015.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Atlantis runs a first class shore-based operation with excellent food but slightly lower quality than the near 5 star fare of a year ago.Puerto Galera had a little tension in the wonderful staff, because of management's attempt to make changes probably to lower costs. There was a difference in the atmosphere(better) in Dumaquete versus Puerto Galera which is one of the reasons why more of our divers preferred Dumaqute. I returned for the 3RD year in row to Puerto Galera and 2cd time to Dumaguette. Dive operation is wonderful with tanks set up and broken down. Tremendous muck diving with macro dominating the pictures. Dozens of fish like ornate ghost pipefish and luninescent cuttlefish made each dive an experience. Finished the trip on our offgas day by swimming with 5 whalesharks on the sister island of Cebu at Oslob. It may change their behavior, but having been to Holbox for whale sharks, this was better. Needless to say our Dave Haas photo group from all over the US and Canada got both lots of photos and about 50 dives for the two weeks.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Australia, Truk, Palau and throughout the Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 86-87°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-125 Ft/ 30-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Because of the frequency and length of the dives we used 32% nitrox which limited are depths 100 feet which had no impact on our diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Best camera rooms in my diving career. Good space plus sufficient plugs for our 35 photo divers out of our group of 39 divers. With Dave Haas leading the group it shouldn't surprise anyone.
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