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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts in

Atlantis Dive Resorts: "Atlantis Resort, Dumaguete, Philippines", Oct, 2014,

by Donald K. Wilson, NJ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7982.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Atlantis Resort is terrific and so are the staff people. English is spoken everywhere and the US $ is accepted.

Rooms and suites are in separated 2-storey houses, with each holding 2 large rooms, one up, one down.

Dining room is large and airy, looking out onto the ocean. Service is prompt and friendly. Within one day each of our group of 16 were known by our first names by the staff.

The dive shop is well equipped with lockers and hanging racks, large fresh water rinse basins for camera, wetsuits and etc.

Diving is from any of several outrigger motor-driven boats holding from 6-8 people to twenty and more.

Most dive sites within 1-5 minutes from Atlantis are muck diving on a broad sandy bottom, loaded with critters.

Then there is Apo Island 7 miles away, with ultra-colorful soft and hard corals and sponges and teeming with dozens of species of typical reef fish.

Water temperature was 81-82 degrees, so in my 2 mm full jump suit I was never cold even on my 4th or 5th (night) dive of the day.

The Philippines are hot and the sun even hotter.

We are already planning our return in 2016.

Then there were the whale sharks on Cebu, a 30-minute ferry ride away.
All I can say is: phenomenal. We snorkeled and dived with several dozen whale sharks. They are hard to describe, just plain huge...and very gentle.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Dived with dozens of whale sharks on Cebu Island, Philippines.
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Manila to Dumaguete

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Follow the dive master, a no time more than 75 feet, up to 60 minutes depending on air.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Separate camera room, large, tons of charging stations.
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