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Dive Review of Atlantis Dumaguete in
Philippines/Negros

Atlantis Dumaguete, Feb, 2007,

by Robert Ayers, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 3232.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Fiji, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Typically with the DM and less than 80 feet. Let DM
know at 750psi/50bar. Lingest dive was 70 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I chose to dive Atlantis Dumaguete only (not also Puerto Galera).
The Dumaguete location is quiet. Rooms are reasonable and not-small. Nice restaurant/bar overlooks the beach with an outside area: four 'specials' each lunch and dinner, one veggie. I haven't been to Indonesia, but the "muck diving" at Dumaguete is spectacular. Many Frogfish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish everywhere -- and the DMs find them for you, I certainly wouldn't have found them on my own. Nudis, Leaf Scorpionfish, Crocodilefish, Mandarinfish, Sea Moths, lots of huge beautiful anemones with their fish -- I could extend this listing, divers weren't even paying attention to the many beautiful Lionfish :-) Altantis also runs optional day-trips to nearby islands where the diving is more traditional reef-coral flats slopes and walls. Set up your gear once, then it is moved from tank to tank and boat to boat. Backroll off, shed BC then ladder back. The DMs are local and really know the area -- the secret to finding critters: I was astounded at how well a Frogfish can color-match the background. Max of four divers per DM; a couple times it was just me and the DM. Recommended.
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