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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete in
Philippines

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete: "Superb", Dec, 2014,

by Dan Benson, OR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 8072 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This resort is outstanding for seeing and photographing 0small critters. Water temperature is very comfortable, and there are tons of very unusual critters. Dive guides are very skilled at finding the stuff. On one dive (unusual I admit) we saw flamboyant cuttlefish mating and eating, a blue ring octopus and a sea crate! Now that's some dive.
Dining is sit down. The chef does a fine job cooking for carnivores, but struggled cooking for vegetarians.
Now please read and learn from this next paragraph. It could save you $$$$$.
Dumaguete is served by Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. Cebu Pacific is a cheap, no-frills airline. We booked it because it was cheap. Cebu Pacific cancelled our flight into Manila. And we simply had to get to Manila because our trip back to the mainland left that day on Philippine Airlines. So we had to buy a separate ticket from Philippine Airlines from Dumaguete to Manila and lose the money we had spent on Cebu Airlines. Take my advice: fly Philippine airlines all the way from Dumaguete to the mainland. An additional benefit from this idea is that you can check your bags all the way through to the mainland.
Transfers at the Manila airport are horrible. Domestic flights arrive at terminal 3 and Philippine Airlines international flights leave from terminal 2. Even though terminal 2 and terminal 3 are right across the runway, you have to take a long ride around the airport from one terminal to the other. Philippine airlines has a shuttle that would be worth checking out.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Red Sea, Indonesia, Maldives, Malaysia, California
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Please see my report.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Usually one hour
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Wonderful camera room. No photo facilities on boats but very short boat rides.
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