The resort is “in town”. It wasn't initially but the town kind of grew up around it. I expected a resort on a quiet beach but not so. However, it wasn't loud at night. Lots of bars and restaurants which are definitely not high end and we stayed only on the resort. You'll just want to stay and eat at the resort. The food at Atlantis is good and fresch.The restaurant staff is wonderful.
The diving is very efficient and done extremely well. The dive masters are onr of thebest we’ve had anywhere. They know their stuff. Be sure to tell them what you want to see and they will take you to sites to find it. Visibility was in the very good. But since it’s mainly critter diving it doesn’t matter so much. If you are a photographer you’ll want the best macro lens you can get your hands on!
There are really only two “reef” dives and you’ll want to do both. “Canyons” can have current but the soft corals are beautiful. The dive is kind of backwards as it starts in the shallows and ends in 85 feet and you do a blue water ascent.
The other one is Verde Island. Here you will find a BEAUTIFUL pinnacle and all the reef fish you imagine plus generally clear, blue water. You’ll want to dive the pinnacle twice. It is an extra charge to go out there but I highly recommend it. It’s a three dive day with lunch on the island.
All the other dive sites are within 10 minutes of the resort.
If you are interested in nudibranches, frog fish, and the small stuff it’s really great.
The spa was great and a great bang for you buck. We use it evey other day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Puerto Galera is well known for its numerous scuba diving spots; the area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia located at the very heart of the 'Coral Triangle'. The area also features numerous pocket beaches and stunning tropical scenery. Atlantis Puerto Galera is beautifully built into the hills of Sabang Beach of Puerto Galera and has a great beachfront location; in many travel guidebooks and magazines Atlantis is quoted as one of the most outstanding resorts of the Philippines with its award winning (Flintstones) design. ... more less
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