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Dive Review of Atmosphere Resort & Spa in
Philippines/Dauin

Atmosphere Resort & Spa: "Fantastic resort, great muck diving", Aug, 2022,

by Don Vinh, MA, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12249.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Our family of four (Mum, Dad, 16 yo daughter and 19 yo son) traveled here for small critters. We chose Dauin because it has a reputation for great muck diving and also a chance to snorkel with whale sharks in Cebu (more about that later). Direct flight from LAX to Manila was fine, and transfer to domestic terminal was easy for 30-min flight to Dumaguete. We were picked up at the airport by a minivan for a 30-min ride to Atmosphere. All in all, travel was easy.

The resort: Atmosphere lives up to its name as a resort & spa. Nested amongst thick coconut groves, it is beautiful and plenty of amenities, including two warm infinity pools, a great spa, and world-class cuisine. We got a family penthouse that was huge, with two big bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living area and a lanai. It has a full kitchen but no microwave and nothing to cook with, but not a problem we had a full meal plan (breakfast, 2-course lunch, and 3-course dinner). Filtered water is provided daily for drinking, hot water for showers and downright cold a/c which made for a g ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving California, Solomon Islands, Cayman, Malaysia, Tanzania, Florida, Mexico (both coasts and Sea of Cortez), Bonaire, Red Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Chuuk, Galapagos, Massachusetts, St Lucia, Honduras, Antigua, St Kitts, Barbados
Closest Airport Dumaguete Getting There Easy LAX to Manila, then on to Dumaguete (30 min flight), 30 minute minivan ride to resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow PADI guidelines: Can't go deeper than 60ft or night diving without AOW certification. By municipality rule, night dive must be completed within 1 hour of dusk. 60 mins max bottom time on all dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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