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Dive Review of Atlantis in
Philippines/Dumaguete

Atlantis, Aug, 2009,

by Peter Heseltine, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5178.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving PNG, Indonesia, Australia, Red Sea, Caribbean, Hawaii, Vanuatu, Fiji, Catalina
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Limits to which you are trained. Most diving is in shallow water <70 fsw. Deeper reefs available for tech diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 3 stars
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 You can travel to Indonesia or PNG and (perhaps) see most of the same critters, but in nothing like the comfort nor at the price of this excellent resort

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 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments One of the very best resorts visited in 30 yrs of diving. Surprisingly easy to get to via Philppines Airlines. Join Mabuhay Miles & Sport Plus (online) to get major overweight baggage discount. Superb food served to you at tables by cheerful, charming waitstaff. Many menu choices which change every day and cater to meat eaters and veggies too. Casual restaurant and bar with excellent sea view. Airconditioned large rooms, hot water showers, hammock & drying areas. Shady pool and garden w/few insects. Dive prep area is very large w/lockers and very helpful staff. Nitrox and camera room. Multiple covered panga style boats; not too crowded. Also 6-pack boat. Excellent house reef: sea horss, sea moths and other weird critters. Most dive sites 5-10 mins. Island walls 20 mins away. A great balance of top-notch resort and great critters. I will go back. Also available: Local support for tech diving (stages, O2, helium, rebreathers, training)by Matt Reed of Triton Tech Diving
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