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Dive Review of Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete in
Philippines

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete: "Recommend", May, 2016,

by Brian Morrow, GA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9074.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We spent six nights at Atlantis Dumaguete after a week on the Atlantis Azores liveaboard. It takes a full day to get from Puerto Princessa to Dumaguete as you need to fly via Manila with a 3.5 hour layover.

Dumaguete is macro critter diving and I really enjoyed this place. Dive boats were generally uncrowded, dive staff very helpful and plenty to see and photograph. Our package included a 3 tank day trip to Apo Island which is reef/wall diving and has some of the most healthy, colorful corals I have ever seen.

Meals are served in the open air restaurant and were included in our package. While some folks complained about the service, to me it was not too bad. Food was good with several choices to pick from.

We stayed in an oceanfront room with a balcony and great views. Room itself was very comfortable.

Dive operation was well organized. Each diver is assigned a cubby space for gear along with hanging space for wetsuits et. al. Nitrox tanks get analyzed and tagged with your name. The staff carries all the tanks/BC's to the boat, you bring yourself, fins, and mask.

I would recommend Atlantis Dumaguete as an excellent option for land based Philippines diving.
Websites Atlantis Dive Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, PNG, Solomons, Palau, Yap, Raja Ampat, Ambon, Moorea, Bora Bora, Hawaii
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There A bit more than an hour flight from Manila

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within reasonable distance from the group and about an hour in duration
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Outstanding camera room, fully equipped with individual stations to set-up, clean and charge your gear. Larger boats had fresh water rinse buckets but the smaller ones did not.
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