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Henrik C. Nimb, (Vice President, PADI Asia Pacific)

We are proud to be associated with the Atlantis Dive Resort, a strong and professional asset to our organization.

Andy Seibert, United States of America

Andy, Matt, and their Employees run one of the most efficient resorts we have ever encountered. We has been organizing dive trips for over 10 years with destinations such as Thailand, Fiji, Papua, New Guinea, Yap, Truk, Indonesia, Galapagos, and all the Caribbean, and we have found no better dive operation than the one at the Atlantis Resort.

Truxton Terkla, United States of America

The trip was absolutely wonderful! I don't think your staff could have done much more for us to make us comfortable and make us want to return. Everyone had an absolutely fabulous trip at both properties.

Steven Chung, United States of America

I want to thank everyone at Atlantis Beach Resort for their efforts in making the visit to both resorts one to remember for some time to come. The whole experience was quite enjoyable and trouble free, so much that I am having some difficulty readjusting to cold-water diving -- nearly froze in 52 degree water at Monterey this weekend.

Joe Broyles, United States of America

I had such a great time at your resort. I will tell all of my friends about it and encourage them to visit. I travel quite a bit and usually want to return home after a week or so; however, after 10 days at your place, I hated to return. I actually stayed an extra day because I did not want to leave. So, thank you so much for a great vacation.

Carole Harris, Dubai UAE

I am writing to send a HUGE THANK YOU to you and all the team at Dumaguete. Leon and I enjoyed the resort, the atmosphere and the fabulous diving. We had a wonderful time chilling out at the resort and enjoying the peace and quiet of your secret, hidden oasis!

Ann Keibler, United States of America

I just want to say WOW!!!! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of us. We all had a great time. Your staff is very professional, helpful and conscious of the details. They make sure the dives are safe and still provide a fun time, making sure divers at all levels and interest can accomplish their objectives. I am excited to see healthy reefs with no trash or damaged corals. The hotel was comfortable, relaxing, and well run.

Adi Klein, United States of America

Thank you again for a wonderful experience. The wait staff were always wonderful, personable and always remembering my name and what I like to drink. All of the divemasters were always attentive and knowledgeable. The entire front desk staff was always helpful in whatever request or question. I appreciated very much the personal touch that your entire administrative staff carried throughout the stay. You have a wonderful resort that I will definitely come back to soon.

Flemming Bonavent, Belgium

It was great staying with you and I definitely will do that again next time I am in Puerto Galera.

Gareth Pearson, Singapore

I just wanted to say that i had a great time-staff and dive guides etc etc all v friendly and helpful-will definitely be back.

Henry Baxter, Malaysia

As a Malaysian based dive operator who organises dive and holiday trips to this region and beyond, rarely have I had the pleasure of finding an operation that is as much fun, friendly, comfortable and yet professionally run and safe as your operations in Puerto Galera. Upon the conclusion of our week's stay with you, each and everyone of us in the group had only compliments on what we had experienced with you and your truly great team. We were all impressed with the level of service each and everyone you provided us with from the diving crew to the girls at the desk to the staff in the restaurant.

Everybody just couldn't do enough to make sure that all of our simple and special needs as divers were more than well looked after and all of this was done with a most cheerful attitude throughout the trip.

John & Patricia Hollings, United Kingdom

I just want to let you know what a fantastic time we had at your resorts. From the minute we arrived we were warmly welcomed and treated like special friends. You have some super staff! they really made our stay enjoyable at both resorts.

Sunil Khatri, Japan

Thanks for the attention that everyone gave guys are all first class and I am planning my next trip back with you.

Ron Lambe, United States of America

We have been leading groups all over the world to experience unique and exciting diving for 21 years. First we wish to thank you for the wonderful treatment you and your staff afforded to all members of our group. Each and every member of our group of 31 gave us positive, even glowing, reports of a friendly staff always willing to give us the service that should be offered to all guests. Every request was handled with swiftness and the staff had the skill to do it right. You and your staff delivered everything you promised…and more! The accommodations are very upscale and comfortable. Also we must say that we were impressed with the overall cleanliness of the resort. The main focus of our trip was, of course, the diving. Your area is blessed with some superb diving. In addition to the wonderful soft and hard corals, you have many creatures available to the divers on every dive. And although we had 5 different dive masters, on 5 different boats, we received very positive reports on each one. Your dive masters are thorough in their briefings and they follow their dive plan as briefed. They are all adept in finding the creatures that live in each of the dive sites. We never felt rushed and we always felt safe.

All in all, your dive operation is outstanding in safety and convenience. Andy, we can without reservation, recommend your resort and dive operation to anyone.

Gray & Jane Lloyd, United States of America

I just wanted to let you know how much Jane and I enjoyed our stay at Atlantis. Your operation is professional in every respect and the staff is friendly, proficient at their jobs and motivated to provide superior customer service. We simply couldn't have been more pleased with the experience (just wish the travel time there was shorter).

Jan Shaw, United States of America

I would like to thank you and your entire staff for the wonderful time I spent at your Atlantis resort March 13-19. The diving and the food were great, and I can't wait to return.

Kirk Wentland, United States of America

I truly enjoyed my stay at your resort, looking forward to a return visit in November.

Jerry Weinberg, United States of America

Having just returned from the best vacation of my life, and wanted to thank you and your entire staff for the experience.Told my wife it was a 1000% success as it exceeded all expectations.

Al Rosenbloom, United Kingdom

I just returned from the Atlantis Hotel, Puerto Galera and I wanted to tell you that it was a great, great time. The Atlantis and the diving have been incredible.

Ian Turner, United Kingdom

Everything about the trip was GREAT!! Your staff could not be more helpful if they wanted to!! Everyone from Scuba guides, boat boys, restaurant staff- Everyone!

Stewart Lawson, United Kingdom

We've just got back from our two weeks in the Philippines and just wanted to drop you a short note expressing our thanks for what was an excellent experience in all senses.

Rebecca & Ben, United Kingdom

Ben and I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday, and wanted to thank you for all your work. The team at Atlantis were great and, as ever, a key part to making the holiday so much fun. No doubt we'll be going to the Philippines again.

Alan Richardson, United States of America

Janie and I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your wonderful staff for a great time. Everyone did a great job. I hope to visit again in the future. Thank you again. We appreciate all that you do.

Susan Pantle, United States of America

I just wanted to thank you and everyone at Puerto Galera for having me at the resort. I truly enjoyed my experience there and feel Atlantis Hotels has a lot to offer everyone. It was a pleasure to meet you and the staff as well.

Cara Begley, United States of America

Had a wonderful time. Accommodations were great; staff was superb. Hope to see you all again soon.

Ursula Kleinhans, United States of America

I am very impressed how smoothly such a large group was handled for meals and diving. I can see you are very organized!

Steve Studdart, Hong Kong

Just to thank you for my dives over the weekend. The dives were perfect, clear water, warm, plenty to see, a bit adventurous and a bit nice and slow! Yes,Life was easy! Hope to see you all again soon!

Florence Cheng, Hong Kong

We just came home few days ago and still dreaming. I want to say thank you to all your staff and we are so happy in this holiday. The dive site and arrangement are really best. Hope that we will come back soonest.

C.W. Chung, Hong Kong

All visitors from Hongkong enjoyed very much the vacation in Atlantis. We observed so many beautiful and amazing creatures and corals underwater on every dive. I will never forget this wonderful trip. We would like to express our gratitude and respect to the professionalism and devotion of all the diving staff in Atlantis. We very much hope to return to Atlantis in the future.

Janina Wallauschek, United States of America

Just wanted to thank you and the Puerto Galera team for all the good diving, and the nice stay and special attention.

Gill Enderby, United Kingdom

Had a fantastic two weeks with you all---saving up to come back A.S.A.P.

Bo Kwai Mak,  

My friend and I really enjoyed and happy to spend our holidays in your place with your all helpful and happy staff ... We will come back to visit your place next time.

Silvelin Havnevik,Norway

Thank you for a perfect time with you all at Atlantis. My first diving holyday ever was a huge success; Meeting all these wonderful people, having my advanced certification, diving every day, buying my first wetsuit, seeing the turtle, the wrecks, the corals, sharks, night diving, warm water, sun, heat, cooold beers?. I can't wait for the next one to come!

Tony Bridge, Philippines

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed getting back in the water and especially bumping into you guys again! I'll definitely be back in a few weeks and I'll be staying at Atlantis.

Sofia Ambler,  

I really have to tell you again that the team was fantastic and they really made an effort to make us feel "at home" away from home. Very friendly and I must say that especially Pedro was extremely clear and professional in his way of teaching the diving skills... they were needed since we had not been diving for 10 years! So I would feel very confident recommending anyone to go to Atlantis for a PADI course.

Yoji Aida, Japan

:-) I stayed Atlantis resort last week. I enjoyed very much! I took many many excellent underwater photo. Thank you very much.

Jimmy Levine, United States of America


David Leiper, Nigeria

Just a few lines to say a big word of thanks to the Atlantis team who came up trumps again during the diving there. This as usual was excellent and even got to a few places where i had not been to before which was a bonus.The evening sessions in the bar were good as usual! Also extend my thanks to the desk staff for arranging transfers etc.

Karen Au, Hong Kong

My family and I had a wonderful stay in the Atlantics Beach Resorts.

Tony Watts, Australia

Just wanted to let you know that we had an absolute ball. The accommodation was immaculate and stunning and the people were very friendly and welcoming. in We loved it so much and we want to go back in August this year.

Julie Din, United States of America

I just wanted to say again how much fun it was to stay at the resort and dive. The resort is well run and the staff very accommodating. Given the wide variety of our dive skill levels, I'm sure it was a bit challenging sometimes to keep track of us all, but you all were very professional and made the dives a lot of fun! The comments I heard from everyone on the trip home were uniformly very positive. It was great meeting all of you and I hope to visit again some time soon.

Kelly Wood, United States of America

Just a quick note to thank you for the special way you run your resort. It was great and I'm recommending a visit to all my friends. Service and diving were both spectacular.

Jim Morgan, United Kingdom

Just a quickie to thank you both again for a really great holiday in the last 2 weeks. It was 5c when we landed at Heathrow and we haven't seen the sun yet today... sadly all very different from when we left you!!! Our return seemed to happen so fast that it's like a dream now... I can close my eyes and see Atlantis in my imagination, all the bustle in the dive centre, restaurant and bar, all the helpful smiling faces and I'm wondering why the hell I left!!! I shall return... and in the meantime I wish good health and good luck to you and all your staff who all contributed so much to making our holiday such a success.

Kathi Blythe, United States of America

We thank you for a wonderful experience! Your dive crew (especially Pedro and Martin) were phenomenal…in fact they spoiled us! The whole staff was extremely cordial and informative. The "Old Broads Dive Club" aka, OBDC will definitely return.

Rosanne Hallett, 

Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday we had. It was truly awesome diving. We hope to go back and do more divings and stay in your resort.

Raymond Kelso, United States of America

I have had the pleasure of diving at the Atlantis Resort three times now, totaling something near forty days, and have had numerous opportunities to observe the staff, and the facility’s operations under a variety of circumstances. My clients and I have taken PADI classes at Atlantis, and in every instance the shop put the resources of both their staff and facility at my disposal. It is obvious to even the casual diver that the Atlantis team is well educated and experienced, especially the staff behind the scenes. Everyone can be seen to be meticulous in their duties, from those that man the desk to those that man the boats. The dive guides are all very experienced and have pride.

In their knowledge of both the dive sites and critter identification. Dive briefs are individually redrawn on white board for each dive, with safety clearly the major concern. Every dive is supported by a well-organized team that has the tanks filled, the boats clean, and the client’s dive gear clean and ready for action. I have found that the Atlantis team is the most professional staff that I have encountered anywhere, and I can gladly recommend it as a model for other shops around the world to copy and emulate.

Regina Zeferer, United Kingdom

I have never felt so happy at any holiday destination as I did at Atlantis, where all the staff was super-friendly (in the true sense of the word 'friend' --> genuine smiles in every face!), and I never regretted more that I was running out of time to say bye-bye to everyone in person. I'll just take it as a sign that I should be back soon. I just arrived back home today, and I am already planning a relocation from the UK to Manila!

Akemi Okawa, Japan

It was nice vacation in Atlantis , nice people with smile , food warm heartedly prepared. Specially restaurant members give us a help to know about local people, in fact we made many friends in a short time. I miss them very much and I felt lonely when I was back to Japan. It was good to know how to dive and instructers were so skillfull , because I could to it without fear even it is the first time for me. Atlantis was good not only for the activities but good place to heal our heart damaged from our daily life and tough job. I will back to Atlantis in the future and also recommend this place to go to every friends.

Ted Gottfried, United States of America

I am writing concering my recent stay at Atlantis Puerto Galera. Although the staff was dealing with the effects of a recent typhoon everyone went out of their way to make sure I had a enjoyable vacation. From Matt Reed to Ulirika and Thomas divemasters and the staff at the front desk, the restaurant,and the spa,each person went out of their way to show kindness to me. I enjoyed my stay and will be back.

Ernie Arellano, United States of America

In my opinion, $$ for $$, Atlantis Resort offers the arguable one of the top values for diving, accommodations & food anywhere in the world.

Ray Axalan, Saudi Arabia

I am proud to be a native of Balatero Puerto Galera as if you are living in a paradise especially if you decided to stay in a place like Atlantis Beach Resort. A very nice place to visit and to have enjoy the unique beauty of the island. Come and see for yourself.


I wanted to drop a short email to tell you how pleased I was with my visit to the Dumaguete Atlantis Resort. I wish I could have joined some of our group to experience the Puerto Galera facility as well, but I guess it will have to wait until another time.

Everyone on your staff was truly professional, extremely polite and definitely made me and the other guests feel very welcome and comfortable. I want to personally thank the dive team, which provided such a great opportunity to photograph so many things that I have not had the priveledge to see before. Rudi, Vernie and Marcos were all extremely knowledgable about each dive location, and knew which location offered the best opportunity given the conditions. Each of them enable our entire group ample time to move from one subject to the next, which enabled us to get the absolute best photographs.

I would also like to thank the ladies in the restaurant for the never ending smiles and warm hearts. Each of these wonderful ladies literally made the stay at the resort top notch, because when we were not in the water enjoying the dive sites I was able to enjoy my time in the presents of their company. They served each deliciously prepared meal and cold beverage with a smile. Thank You Ladies!!!

Again, my thanks goes out to the entire staff, with the special emphasis to the restaurant and dive staff. Thank you for such a wonderful stay, and I hope to visit you all again in the futrue.

Richard & Emy Delgaudio, United States of America

Just a short note to tell you once again how grateful Emy and I are for the wonderful service in our most recent three visits to Atlantis from December through January. The staff made us feel very special.

We want to especially commend the staff in the restaurant where we spent a lot of time. Warren's and David's expertise can surely be packaged as a seminar and a webpage. I feel very safe and secure eating at your restaurant after 7 months of travel throughout the philippines. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable in this area. Rendo was especially helpful to us throughout our three stays at your resort.

And I felt especially comfortable with the skill and caring of your dive staff, both for myself and for Emy as she learned the basics of safe-SCUBA. Karen and Ulrika have done a great job, and we are both grateful.

Best wishes to you, and we look forward to visiting you again some day in the future. We would highly recommend your resort for both scuba divers new and veteran, and for those who just want to have a nice experience in the Philippines, as the best in the country that we have experienced. We are grateful, and would appreciate your passing along our sentiments to the owners and to the staff.

Patti Breister, United States of America

Wow, I had such a wonderful experience. I was in Dumaguete for work but, staying at the Atlantis was a vacation in its self. Everyone is incredible. I will be back to scuba and maybe even to stay someday. I want to give a huge thank you to all of the wait staff but, especially Mam Gloria who goes above and beyond. I will recommend the Atlantis resort to anyone I know who will be traveling to Dumaguete. Thank you again for an absolutely INCREDIBLE experience.

Ron Parker, United States of America

Let me tell you the Puerto Galera Atlantis Resort is truly a 5 Star PADI facility. Once we arrived at the facility, Andy Pope, Owner, and Matt, Manager provided an awesome reception briefing and introduction of their staff. Everyone turned their dive gear over to Martin, Bala and Pedro, PADI Professionals, our dive professionals for the week and we never touched our gear again except to put it on prior to diving off our boat. The Atlantis Resort provided gear lockers, camera storage and preparation room, Internet Access, and on site security. From the smiles witnessed daily everyone had a blast. we are talking a total 5 star (King & Queen) quality experience. Before every dive, Martin, Bala and or Pedro provided exceptional dive site and safety briefings. We are talking 3mm suit diving in 77-78 degree 100+ viz pacific waters was off the hook. Everyone saw and filmed numerous (LOTS) of nudibranches, frog fish, sea horses, pygmy sea horses, manta shrimp, cuttle fish, transparent shrimp, clown fish, sea snakes, sharks, wrecks, other divers from other resorts, and more and more sea life. When we were not diving, everyone was being served their choices of breakfast, lunch and or dinner. The food preparations, quality of the food and service is superb. I am talking food and service to beat the diving. Everyone looked forward to completing their dives to see what will be served next at the open air dining facility with an ocean view.

Bex & Steven, United Arab Emirates

We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Matt and his team for arrange a fantastic wedding for us on the 10th April 2007 - They said it was their first but they organised it like professionals. We came as a Dive Party of 10 persons and all had a totally fantastic memerable holiday. Thank you so much - your all wonderful.

Phil Trozzi, Canada

wanted to write you regarding our recent stay at Atlantis Resort (Dumaguete - April 1-3). In short, let me say that my wife and I were thoroughly impressed!

I have spent a great deal of time in the Philippines over the last 8 years and I have found that most hotels and resorts in the area have at least one major failing that tarnishes the visit. It could be poor restaurant service, shabbily constructed facilities, problems with cleanliness or sub-standard food, but there is almost always something lacking. Not so at Atlantis! Everything about your resort was right.

Your facilities were professionally designed and constructed in every detail and to my surprise, everything worked! Your service was outstanding regardless of where we were in the resort. Your restaurant was first class and the meals were fantastic. Even the spa was excellent and the spa attendants true professionals. Given the calibre of your facility, the price was more than acceptable.

Overall, I offer only the highest accollades for Atlantis. I have already begun spreading the word about Atlantis among my work associates, family and friends - especially those who are avid divers. My wife and I thank you for such an enjoyable stay and plan to revisit your outstanding resort on our future visits to the Philippines.

Gary Byrne, United Kingdom

My girlfriend and I spent a fantastic week as a guest at Atlantis Dumaguete. We experienced the fabulous service in Tokos Restaurant and Bar, even though I was off alcohol at the time as I was taking antibiotics, the iced tea was wonderful. The guys in the dive shop were great and very professional and the ladies in reception were friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Suzanne for answering all my dumb questions whilst I was booking the holiday and making us so welcome. Thank you all again, I hope to return soon.

Pec, United States of America

My husband, 12 year old daughter and I stayed for almost 2 weeks at Atlantis, Dumaguete. We had an incredible time. The staff, from the front office to the guys hauling the dive gear to the boat were very kind and helpful. Restaurant staff knew us by name, and remembered what we liked to eat and drink. The chef worked hard to please daughter, and made her special things. The dive crew was fantastic- most of the time we were able to have Lemmy, a sweet, fun guy, who tried very hard to make us happy with our dives. We saw so many wonderful fish and critters. My husband got a wonderful massage every day- very innexpensive by US standards. Our room had air conditioning and a fan, and was comfortable and clean. I can't wait to go back. Thanks to everyone!

Angie Bowman, United States of America

Our trip to your resort in Puerta Galera was perfect. The people in my group have demanded that we put another trip together to PG, because the staff was so wonderful. The vacation has been labeled by most of my group as their best trip ever. Thank you for your hospitality. Your staff was so warm, friendly and professional. We truly miss our friends from PG.

Larry Walters, United States of America

Was there at Atlantis Puerto Galera in '05 and returned last month and Andy and Warren has done an outstanding job making the food in the resturant even better than 2 years ago and that was excellent! Wow!

Mandy Jane Zanetti, United States of America

Me and my husband keith been there (atlantis) for 5 days and it was so great i mean we had really great time staying at atlantis hotel.their food was excellent and the employees are approachable and kind and my husband had his first scubadiving..thanks to KAREN im not sure whats her name.more success and God bless!!!

Hermann Preil, Hong Kong

Atlantis Resorts was great ! Everything was perfect, pickup at the hotel, boat transfer and a nice 'Welcome' at the resort by Naomi. It's the people making the difference! Atlantis staff is very friendly and helpful. I had immediately a good feeling being accepted in the "family". Almost everybody approached me with my name (!). Management and staff did a very good job keeping their customers satisfied and happy. The facilities are good; room with aircon and fan, warm shower, fridge, balcony with sea view; massage, pool, bar and a restaurant. The chef is French. I stayed all days for lunch and dinner as food was good. The resto staff make me feel comfortable, so there was no need to have experiments somewhere else. Diving was great too. These guys are really professionals and they took good care of me. I really did enjoy the few days being guest at Atlantis. I even got a video taking while diving deep (!) to a ship wreck.

Steve & Patti Rendell, United States of America

We just returned from two weeks at Atlantis, the first week in Puerto Galera and the second at Dumaguete. The trip surpassed our expectations in every respect. The diving was breathtaking, we never missed a dive. The resorts were great and the staff was incomparable. We felt like the resort was being run just for us and every member of the staff seemed to genuinely care that we were there. Everybody learned and used our name (and sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name [apologies to Cheers]). We will definitely recommend Atlantis to all of our diving friends.

The Gipson / Casillas Family, United States of America

Just wanted to thank you again, for creating an American monster - oops, I meant to say Yahtzee Master! Our stay in Dumaguete was amazing and truly highlighted because of your warmth, patience and hospitatily. This was our first dive experience with children in tow... I can't think of a better environment or group of people to entrust our children with - know that we are grateful for that gift!

If any of you ever find your way to California, Northern to be exact, look us up and let us share our hospitality with you!

Martha, United States of America

Hi Bigs, Gunter, Ria, Sexy, and Beppo,

Arrived Los Angeles last night,no problems at all with flight, luggage , nor transport. I'm raving about Dumaguete Atlantis to all my friends. Thanks for a wonderful time and for accomodating myspecial needs for having soyamilk and no meat meals! Your entire staff were efficient and courteous all the time; the diving was the best Ive done so far in my 68 dives. I am hopeful that I can return in the next year or two.

Best regards!

Keith Kelly, United States of America

Hi Allan, Thank you to you and the Atlantis dive team for guiding us on the most spectacular diving that I have ever experienced. The professionalism of your team really stands out. In fact, I am considering leaving my job and moving to PG for a year to get in more dives and experience along with Dive Master and Instructor training. I figure I have to do it while I am still young (maybe 40 is pushing it) and might as well learn from the best! I'm sure I'll be bothering you in the future for ideas as to how to dive every day and get the training from you guys most cost effectively.

Hollywood Divers, United States of America

Our Philippines trip was FABULOUS! Tons of critters, awesome food, lots of fun, beautiful diving and friendly people! Now it's time to get back to reality.

Craig Ellis, United Kingdom

A huge thanks to Matt and all the staff at Atlantis, PG, for organizing and providing the best wedding day a couple could hope for, exceptional food, wedding cake, extremely helpful and friendly staff, and very well planned, in all perfect, I can't thank you guys enough.

Joshua Shaffer, Philippines

My wife kids, neices, nephew, and sisters in law spent a fantastic week at the Puerto Galera Atlantis in October 07. My 18 year old son and I took the open water course and loved it. The instruction was professional and the instructors and dive masters projected confidence and instilled us with enthusiasm for the sport. My wife and two sisters in law even took an introductory dive and my six year old son got to dive in the pool with kiddie SCUBA gear. He loved it!! I highly recommend Atlantis, the rooms are beautiful and the staff is great. I was sad to have to leave at the end of the week and can't wait for an opportunity to return. The restaurant was superbly run by a thoughtful and talented chef. Well done Atlantis!

Dick Sevits,  

We had an awesome trip that exceeded everyone's expectations--even mine. The new resort manager, Biggs, was exceptionally helpful and hospitable. Gloria and many of the waitresses are still here and friendly as ever. The DMs, Vernie, Wing, Gabby, Jerry even better than 10 months ago. Many world travelers in my group had seen everything they hoped to see by the end of day three. Several who had dove Lembeh and Phuket had the best dive of their lives right here. The most incredible event occured on Day 2. Richard, one of the guys from Witchita Falls, took video worthy of Natl Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet all together. They watched a six foot sea snake (banded krait) attack, bite and hold on to a white-eyed moray eel several feet long and four times a big around as the snake. Thesnake and eel rolled around as the eel tried to get away. The eel finally broke away as the snake went to the surface for air. They then followed the eel and he videoed the death throws of the eel as it became paralyzed from the neurotoxin and died (about 6 minutes later). How many divers do you suppose have ever seen that!? Great trip. Thanks for all the help.

Paul Cruz, Guam

Recreational diver with only 300 dives. I've done Palau and other parts of Micronesia. For the Thanksgiving holiday, many of friends highly recommended Puerto Galera. One specifically recommended Atlantis resort. And, I'm GLAD he did! I had a GREAT TIME! Everything the staff did was first rate! The staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and fun. And, the food was incredible! I'm already missing the Friday night Seafood buffet. Both my friend and I revealed to the staff that our experience with Atlantis rivals anything we did in Hawaii, Thailand, Australian and Micronesia, including Palau. We bought six dives with our package. All six were great dives. Due to a typhoon, some of the sites were off limits. But, that only contributed to our desire to return. If you like color, a variety of sealife and warm Filipino hospitality, look no further than Atlantis Dive Resort!

Jon Erskine, United Kingdom

Oh my god!! What a trip, what a great bunch of people and what a place to dive. I cannot thank all at Atlantis Puerto Galera enough for making this trip the best I have ever had. The staff were brilliant, both professionally and socially. From the minute I got there, I felt as if I had been visiting for many years. Great thanks to Allan (Oman), Pedro and Paul for a memorable holiday...I will definately be back.

Allen Garrison, United States of America

To all my friends at Puerto Galara: Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay at Atlantis. You could not have done anymore to make me feel at home.The diving was great,the resort felt like home after just a day or two.The food was first rate and even filled me up.I hope to return first chance I get,you have a first rate operation,just keep doing what you are doing,and you will have continued success. All my best!

Gary Bufalo, United States of America

Just spend a week at Atlantis with my wife diving & sight seeing. Atlantis Resort is GREAT! Super clean, GREAT service, mgmt & staff were very helpful/friendly, food was good, & our dive Master, Bala is THE BEST! We'll be going back for sure! Also get out & see the area, beautiful water falls & sights to see on island. Went to Subic Bay after Atlantis Resort & it was aweful!

Michelle Smith & family,  

I just wanted to say Thanks! We had an absolutely fabulous time at your resort in Puerto Galera!! Your staff is unbelievably helpful and friendly!! Like you said the food and your chef were fantastic! The diving and dive staff (Bala was our divemaster) were Incredible!! The massages were awesome, we will definitely highly reccomend the Atlantis to anybody and everybody interested in diving in the Philippines!

Ed Weber, United States of America

I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for your gracious hospitality. You run one of the best dive operations I have had the pleasure of staying anywhere in the world. The resorts are beautiful, well run and staffed with genuinely warm and friendly people. Any request, regardless of how trivial, was met like it was the most important task of the day - and always with a smile! The food was incredible - especially Puerto Galera which was 5-star in my opinion. Additionally, I think the diving you offer is as good as anything in the South Pacific. Combined with the prices you offer and I cannot imagine a better diving dollar value anywhere in the world. I will admit to having some pre-conceived ideas about the Philippines as a diving destinations prior to the trip which were completely "blown-away" by my experience there. I look forward to writing about my experiences and getting the word out.

Edwin Knepshield, United States of America

Discover the luxury of a lost paradise…and dive with friends." Diving at Atlantis was a fantastic!! It's been almost a week since my last dive there and I'm still basking in the after glow of the entire experience. I arrived as a guest and I truly feel like I dived with friends.

We dived at both Atlantis Puerta Galera and Atlantis Dumaguete and received the same excellent, professional, courteous, and efficient treatment at both locations. We were smoothly escorted to both resorts, through all customs, transfers every step of our journey. Traveling in the Philippines couldn't have been easier thanks to the Atlantis staff.

Did I mention the food? Incredible menu from traditional Pilipino delights to gourmet European food at both resorts. Both resorts are equally incredible but offer different "flavors" that defy comparison. Of course the biggest assets of both resorts are the staff. There is not enough space here to fully describe the warmth and genuine friendliness of the staff of the Atlantis Resorts. They knew my name and made me feel like family from the minute I stepped in the resort. They even helped me learn a little Tagalog. The Divemasters were extremely knowledgeable and caring about the reefs and local ecosystem and marine life. The Divemasters always had me in their sights enabling me to safely explore the reef on my own but within my limits. The crew was attentive, helpful and most important gracious, warm and friendly.

The Spa was world class and rivaled those on any cruise ship or Caribbean luxury resort.

All this and more at an incredible price that's close to half of what you would pay at any other South Pacific Dive Resort. Thanks Atlantis!! I can't wait to come back!!!

Christanto Umbukudu, Indonesia

Wow! Since the first minute iam there.i fell like am just star to love the place.and than day after day.longer am stay the bigger feeling do i have.i been working on dive industry for-+12year.didint remember exactly how many dive under my there to be with my GF whos join the fhotoWORKshop.diving for me is............(life,love,everthing)i mean.i been dive in so many greats so many exploration dive here in indonesia.i saw more than enought god staff(in underater)but the way how you guys taking care of anything.dive and the hard to find the other word to compare guys really make the dive so so special.and big hug for all my pareguys all have of you have the most sweet smlie in asia.50bar was so cool.hope to be there sometime.and ill do my best to let anydivers. to have the feeling do ihave if they choice philipina as the place.NO OTHER place better than .MUST SEE.MUST GO ATLANTIS!

Anita, United Kingdom

Hi Biggs, Richard and Paul. I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you all for a brilliant holiday.

Biggs, Dumaguete was a lovely retreat which you manage so well, with fantastic food for which can you thank Warren. It is a perfect setting to relax and get away from the madness of the UK. Please give my thanks to Verni who looked after us so well whilst diving. The diving was really well organised so thanks to all involved. The night out with the dive guys was great fun too.

Richard, Puerto Galera was brilliant fun and a really well run hotel/dive resort. The 50 bar really made it, a great end to the day I think!!! Rufo was a fab dive guide and got to know what we liked and what we found boring very quickly….. the fast stuff was really great, so please thank him for us. Never before have I ended a dive and ended up arriving at a floating bar, it was fantastic.

Also another thing I should mention is the transfers to and from both islands were superbly organised and a credit to you – most diving holidays are a nightmare getting to and from. You made it so easy for us.

Thanks again guys it was fab!!!

Jose Martins, Portugal

Thank you to all the staff at A-P.G. what a pleasant holiday with constant smiles and helpful and friendly people. Reception, restaurant, bar, dive teams every one; you gave me my money's worth and I left a friend! Paul, Dave, Martin, Vic, Soyid and so many more....

THANK YOU! I will be back this year!

Kristal Heyrosa, Philippines

Speechless! the resort is wonderful and i couldnt thank the Lord for bringing me to a place called "PARADISE"

Thess, Anton & Arnold, United Kingdom

Dear Susan & all the wonderful staff of Atlantis Dumaguete,

We had such a grand time in your place and actually felt sad that we had to leave. Thank you so much for making our stay truly memorable and we look forward to coming back. It was just a PERFECT little paradise. We will definitely tell people about it, complete with the pictures we took, & I am seriously thinking of bringing my office there for our corporate planning/outing next year.


Phyllis Philp, United States of America

My daughter and I spent a week at Puerto Galera, and it was the best drive trip we have ever taken. We felt so pampered -- we never had to lift a tank, set up our gear, or even rinse off and put away our equipment at the end of the day. The diving was fantastic -- after surfacing after the first dive at Verde Island, my daughter and I looked at each other and said "AWESOME!" at the same time.

We definitely want to come back!

Daniel Ledbetter, United States of America

Of the many dive resorts I have visited world wide, I have never been to better resorts than the Atlantis Dive Resorts at Sabang Beach, Puerto Galara and at Dumaguete. The staff could not possibly be any better. these people made my vacation the very best I have ever had. I should add that the food prepared by the world class chefs at these resorts is easily the best I have ever enjoyed on a dive vacation. The diving at both places, the nightlife of Sabang coupled with the peacefulness of Dumaguete made this a one two knockout trip.

A complete vacation. Go there and see!

Nick Polling, United Kingdom

I just wanted to say a sincere thanks to everyone at Atlantis for a superbly organised trip. The fact that I could bring 12 customers with me and not have to worry about a thing is testament to the way you have things set up at the two resorts. We encountered not one problem in the whole two weeks and every one of the Atlantis staff made the whole group very welcome, relaxed and looked after. The response I have had has been thoroughly positive, with not one criticism, however small, so that is a huge plus.

Jim & Lia Colhoun, United States of America

Dear Bigggs and all staff, Thank you so much for making our recent trip of October 2008 such a delightful experience. I almost called it a once-in- a lifetime experience but we hope to return as soon as possible to dive with you again. The divemasters are the best I've ever encountered with fish identifiation and you were all so kind and helpful with Lisa's initial certification. Apo Island is a world-class dive site and even your "house reef" is better thmemories of three dives and an hour masage in the spaan many dives I've taken at other resorts. We are dreaming of warm water and Philippine hospitality every day.

Brian Elwood, Canada

The Atlantis resort in Dumaguete is one of Asia's best kept secrets. The best scuba diving destination we have yet found. This boutique hotel is a marriage of German efficiency and Philippine hospitality. Reiner, the chef, is a treasure. We were there for two weeks and there were no repeats on the unbelievable menu. This is the best organized dive operation you can imagine. Our dive master had a degree in marine biology and they run an educational slide presentation every night before dinner. We kept looking for a flaw in this great place and could not find one.

I look forward to returning as the dive sites they offer on Apo island and Siki Hora (spelling) were first rate and teeming with life and innumerable varieties of coral. This place is a little jewel. Bigs and her crew are to be commended as they strive to fulfill everyone's needs and requests. We'll be back.

Gary & Elaine Barnes, United Kingdom

Fantastic.Fantastic, Fantastic! First Class Hotel, 1st Class Hotel and Diving Staff! Food - what a selection! and cooked to perfection,absolutely no complaints. Diving out of this world. Thanks to Rusty,Rufo,Vic and Chris and all the guys that looked after our gear, setting it up,dekitting,rinsing,setting up again etc..etc. Anyway, we're saving up already to come again either 2009 or 2010 can't wait!

Don Mustic - Sub Sea Systems, LLC, United States of America

Our group was at Puerto Galera in August, 2008. We have traveled all over the world diving together for 15 years. Never have we been treated so well by your entire staff. The diving was wonderful, the food fantastic, and we were treated like royalty. I hope you continue your wonderful treatment of guests, and your extended family.

Jeff Resler- PADI MSDT Tres Aquas Adventures, United States of America

Dear Birgit (Biggs),

I cannot thank you enough for the hospitality and spectacular time you and your staff provided for us during our recent stay. It was memorable for all who were there and by far exceeded any of their expectations. For myself, I cannot thank you enough for all you did for me personally. I think you are one of if not the most professional and fun resorts I have ever been at. This is a result of you and your management style, attitude and caring for your clientele.

Thank you Biggs for all you dd, and I look forward to my next visit either alone or with a group.

Maciej Ordon, United States of America

I have visited Puerto Galera. Great place, extremely professional people, great diving operation, great food. I'd keep on going with superlatives if I had anything bad to throw in... and since I do not I stop right here.

Gary Kalow, United States of America

Dear Family... (because that's exactly what I consider all of you to be)..... we've got a full moon approaching here in Minnesota and that reminds me of when our USA group of 20 or so was visiting with you a month ago. And that's one less month that I'll have to wait until our next trip. Had a blast, just like always! There's just no better resort to visit in the world, and all of you make it that way. Thanks again so much....have a great & safe Holiday Season.

Kathy & Andy  

Dear Atlantis,

Just a quick note to thank you all for a lovely and relaxing holiday.

On our travels we have been fortunate to visit some beautiful resorts and Atlantis is the one we have the fondest memories of, we are already saving to return. Everything was so convenient, well organized and labeled!

We did plan to nominate some of the staff for special thanks, but there were so many people who worked hard to make us feel welcome it would not be fair to leave anyone out. So special thanks to everyone, thanks for the great service, massage, diving food and hospitality. So many wonderful memories, we now know why so many people return and decide to celebrate the Christmas and New Year with their adopted Atlantis friends and family.

Atlantis is an amazing resort because of it's amazing staff!

Best regards and wishes for the new year.

Claudio Callerio, Milano, Italy

I arrived in Sabang December 26th, for a 10 days vacation at Atlantis Hotel. I ended up extending my stay for another 5 days, that only tell how much I loved tha place. Everybody was very nice and friendly, both the hotel staff and the divemasters and instructors. I will definetely be back in August. A special thanks to my friend Luca Borello for telling me about Atlantis.

Rontauroli Stefano, Italy

Sono stato benissimo,lo stuff e la stuttura dell'atlantis sono perfette per una vacanza di relax. Sto lavorando pex organizzare x agosto x puerto galera... una squadra di tutti giovani si intende. A presto ciao.

Domenico Colella, Italy

Holydays was O.K.:
- the room was very nice and clean
- the food was good
- all the personnel was very kind and gentle both the dive team and waiters Regard to dives, the life under the see was very beautyful... but I think that organizing 4 dives a day it is a kind of stress, because you have to hurry up to respect the schedule. .

Bebo - Roberto Zatti, Italy

Very great Holiday in Atlantis Puerto Galera & Dumaguete! Fantastic dive site with wonderfull sea's creatures! All the best to the fantastic staff and dive staff of Atlantis especially to Luca, Goto and Jerry! See you soon in Atlantis! Bebo!

Petra Sämann, Germany

zur Abwechslung auch mal einen deutschen Kommentar: vielen Dank für die außergewöhnlich gute Betreuung, die wirkliche Gastfreundschaft, die wunderbaren Tauchgänge, den traumhaften Urlaub. Ich weiß wovon ich rede, denn ich tauche seit mehr als 25 Jahren mit mehr als 1000 Tauchgängen habe ich viele schöne Tauchgebiete auf unserem Erdball gesehen. Dennoch ist es mir in Dumaguete gelungen auch ohne Tieftauchgänge und Steilriffen jeden Tag etwas zu entdecken, das ich bisher noch nie gesehen hatte. Die Tauchguides waren alle Profis, die ihre Tauchgebiete gut kannten und dir an jeden Platz die highlights zeigen konnten: Frogfische, Seepferdchen, Steinfische, Aale, Razerfische, Sepia, Seeschlangen und Wesen, deren Namen ich wieder vergessen habe und in einem Buch nachlesen muss!Jeder Tauchgang ein Erlebnis und stressfreier Urlaub: kein Flaschenschleppen, gutes briefing in der Tauchbasis, excellentes Essen, prima Service und ehrliche Freundlichkeit und ein echt "Pfälzer Mäde" als Mangerin. Bravo Bigs, macht weiter so, wir empfehlen euch weiter!

Petra Sämann und Wolfgang Schichtel

Fattore Tamara, Italy

Siamo arrivati stanchi morti da un viaggio lungo e scomodo, ma siamo stati immediatamente ripagati. Sia l'atmosfera che regna nel resort, che la professionalità e la cortesia di chi vi lavora, ci ha da subito reso la vancanza indimenticabile. La giornata è scandita dalle immersioni, tutte bellissime se ami la macro, dai massaggi e dalle piacevoli conversazioni con chi come te ha la passione per il mare. Insomma è uno di quei posti dove tornerei volentieri.

Simone Barbieri, Italy

Really an unforgettable holiday!Is the Atlantis in Puerto Galera and Dumaguete have made it such.Resort, diving and services, excellent!Resort staff and diving really organized and kind!A great thanks to Luca B. for all!

Petra Sämann, Germany

ein unvergeßlicher Urlaub! tauche seit 28 Jahren, bin Tauchlehrer im Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher (VDST)und habe schon sehr viele Tauchreisen unternommen: ich kenne den Bodensee in Deutschland, die Nordsee, den Atlantik, das Mittelmeer, die Karibik, die USA, das Rote Meer und die Maldiven. Nie habe ich eine bessere Tauchbasis und freundlichere Mitarbeiter in einem Resort getroffen!! Respect für den rundum excellenten Service, auch Küche, Spa, Reception,Ausflüge - sogar die Taxifahrer, einfach alles perfekt! Wir kommen wieder und wir empfehlen euch weiter. Petra Sämann undWolfgang Schichtel.

Bob Cunningham, United States of America

How do I best express my thoughts and feelings about the trip the Philippines.

I guess I could start by talking about the problems that we had with the airline, Korean Air, but that would be impossible as there were none. The flight was great, the airline was great, the flight attendants were great I can't even complain about the leg room while sitting in coach, it was the most leg room I've ever seen and I've had my share of over seas flights.

I guess I could complain about the Atlantis resorts. But, I don't see how I can. From the time we had our first contact with the staff at the resort till we left they were attentive to each of our individual needs. It seemed like everyone knew you by your first name right away. If you had any special dining needs or are a picky eater like I am they will make sure that you get everything the way you like it and if you don't like it they will fix it so you do.

Your comfort and pleasure is the of the utmost importance of everyone there. From Biggs the resort manager to Edward and the staff in the restaurant and not to be out done the dive staff is just tops, and yes that means Marco to.

Now talking about the diving. I saw such a verity in one dive that I could go back to the same site numerous times. In fact there was one dive that we saw so much that we never made it to the site and we were down for over an hour. Now your thinking that each site is the same....nope not even close. Each site is so different. Once site you might see oh say 30 or so different Sea Horses and then on the next you might be surrounded by Flamboyant Cuddle Fish, It's just amazing what you will see. So what was my favorite dive site.....they all were, each for there own reason.

I was asked every day what I thought of the dives, the food, the resort and my standard answer was that it was sucky. Well to expand on that it was sucky for those not here. Thinking of divers back home in the cold and snow freezing and here I am in this wonderful place. It must have really sucked to not be here and then it was time to go and that really sucked.

Will I ever go back? You bet you dive computer I will. I am planning a trip back for June 2010 and I can't wait. Your more them welcome to join us.

Sue Pirnie, United States of America

Fantastic! We will be coming back some time soon. We all had a wonderful time. Diving was unbelievable, things we have never seen before on other dives. The staff was amazing-second day we were there they called us by our first names. The food was out of this world, the spa was fabulous/relaxing, the front desk was very helpful, the dive masters did an outstanding job, the grounds were just immaculate, rooms were comfortable and very clean, and Bigs (she's the woman) did a super job at lining us up for some tours and downtown shopping. The band and the dancers were another added feature we all enjoyed.

The weather was another reason that made our trip so enjoyable. Warm - 80 degrees, sunshine and nice breezes.

Thank you all for an unforgettable week at Atlantis!

Simon Burrow, United States of America

Richard and Puerto Galera or Bigs and Dumaguete? Both of your resorts are so well run it is hard to choose. So I recommend both.

Atlantis Dive Resorts would be excellent places for a resort vacation even if they didn't have great diving. But they do have great diving. And Jerry (the worlds best divemaster)and Reiner and Toby the best chefs we have ever seen at any dive resorts. You have earned the Codger Diver seal of approval.

Scott & Traci Watson, United States of America

Oh my goodness! It has difficult to leave this wonderful resort. We travelled with a group of 18 from the Sea Stallion Dive Shop. We were treated with such care and attention; it was amazing! As the one non-diver (Traci) of the group, I still had a great vacation. Don't let the "dive resort" title scare you away if you don't dive. There is still plenty to do. We had a great time! Thank you for a more than memorable vacation.

Allan & Barb Jones, United States of America


My wife and I take this opportunity to thank you for the exceptional service and all around good times during our recent vacation at Club Atlantis, Puerto Galera.

Our 74th foreign dive trip was high lighted by a clean and well furnished room, a highly trained and attentive dive staff and the absolutely best food service of all our trips.

During our time there, we noticed a series of internal training sessions taking place. This management investment manifests itself in the strong safety practices exhibited by the dive masters, meticulous care in camera handling and over all positive attitude of the entire resort staff.

In particular, we extend our appreciation to the General Manager and his administrative staff, who working under the duress of governmental imposed ferry closures, went far beyond our expectations to manage the continuing changes to our travel schedule.

Release of this letter is granted herewith for promotional purposes.

Luigi Del Corona, Italy

My wife Cristina and me had the chance to visit many "diving" in Indo Pacific area. At last we spent 8 days in Atlantis Hotel in Puerto Galera and in Dumaguete on May 2009. Well,we found the best places, the most organized scuba oriented resorts we have never seen. The accomodation and the food is great but the diving center is excellent. They take care of every things, safety first, and are so kind too. Every dive is different and exciting. The guides are so nice, professional and friendly! We'll return there as soon as possible. Next autumn 2009 we'll write a report about this trip to Philippines on a online italian scuba magazine ""

Dennis & Anna Will, United States of America

We loved every minute of our time at Dumaguete. From our fresh coconut cocktail upon arrival, massages to die for, food mouthwateringly delicious, the beautiful setting and a staff that anticipated our every need made Atlantis Dive Resort the vacation of a lifetime. Every detail was taken care of from start to finish. Pick up and transfers went off without a hitch. Diving instructors that were incredible. Again, the staff make it wonderful. WE HOPE TO BE BACK SOON!

Virna Bertelli, Italy

Is a pleasure to do so, write comments, point by point.

- Resort: a tropical garden of rare beauty and well maintained, rooms always clean
- Restaurant: very good cooks, always eager to please all palates with dishes cooked ad hoc
- Staff in general: an exquisite politeness

And now the rason that pushes to come here: the diving.

- Diving center: very well organized (I bin in so many places, but finding one with the camera room for those who equipment photo / video is very rare)
- Guides: Simply beautiful. Always attentive to the safety of everyone, but with the flexibility to accommodate every sub, and always ready to go beyond their duties (in English it says: extra-mile).

Special thanks to Vernie, "our" guide: he had decided that I would not leave without first filmed the harlequin shrimp and succeeded: spent three dives with us just to search and eventually found him ... and I finally I have seen and filmed!

Thanks also to Luca , with whom we had the great pleasure of staying a few days: do not forget his courtesy, kindness and constant smile.

Conclusion: We coming back a soon as possible!

Helen & Gary Cooper, United Kingdom

We had a thoroughly great holiday at Dumaguette; the dive staff were great and those mandarin fish were amazing! The food was really top quality and the spa was a fabulous excuse to be pampered! The girls were very good at massage - and nail art.

As we realised how close we were to the island where John Rey lives - a child who we sponsor though Plan, we added a few days to our holiday and the visit to his island was a real life changing experience. The Camotes Islands are just so beautiful but life is very basic and children and their families need support through projects to improve nutrition and access to fresh water. Plan are also supporting the community to stabilise the mangroves, which was very interesting to see. We will be back!!!

John Campbell, United States of America

Had a great time at your resort this past September. Your hospitality was exceptional and your dive crew did a wonderful job showing us all the critters (Big and Small). The Anchor Shack divers were a great bunch of people. I'm sure there will be some repeat customers and hopefully I will get a chance to visit Dumaguete and the Liveaboard some day. Thanks again!

Ben Gardner, United States of America


Brian Hanscom, United States of America

I had the best time at Atlantis. Great service from all the staff. My first dive experience was amazing!

Dino, United States of America

Well, honestly, Dumaguete BLEW MY MIND!!!! You did not warn me enough!!! :)

1) Loved the double-sided diving, Apo Island vs. Muck Diving

2) By the end of the day, I WANTED TO SERVE the staff dinner and drinks bc I could see they work their tails off and never once complained about anything.

3) Think the 'Blonde Amazon' is an awesome manager and really loves her staff. She's got some bad ass managerial/leadership skills. My big Fortune 500 company would love to hire her!!!

4) The food!!! Denver knocked my socks off at every meal. Am surprised I do not have mercury poisoning because I could not say no to any of his fish dishes.

5) Love the 'eagle eyed' dive and boat crew. God bless them for putting up with me getting back on the boats.

Dino (Atlantis Dumaguete - April 2010)

Jan Korf, Netherlands

Dear friends In Pueto Galera and Dumaguete,

I can say that after visiting Atlantis Puerto Galera and Dumaguete so many many times. And it was and will be always a pleasure to come back to both resorts.

But one of my best experinces was my trip with the Azores on may 15th till may 22 this year (2010) I made the trip with the Azores to the Tubattaha reef and I it was the best live aboard I ever made in my diving live, and I made already more as 2000 dives and many liveaboards. Everything was perfect as always when I stayed at Atlantis.

Diving on Tubattaha gave me the maledives feeling, blue water with a visability of I think 40 meters or more , water 30 degrees celcius, clear white sand on the top off the reef, beautifull drop offs, and everday sharks, turtels, tuna's , barracuda's and all the reef fisch you wish to see.

You are in the middle of nowhere with beautifull sundowns and a relaxing atmosfhere and helpfull hand off all the staff of the Azores. It was amazing what the staff was doing for everyone to give us the feeling that we were important to them.

My only complain was the food, it was to much and to tastefull, because I did eat to much. All the guest did agree that it was the best live aboard they ever had made, so this is the best complimant we can give to Atlantis who made my week a perfect week.

Again I will thank all the staff of the Azores the compliment they deserve IT WAS GREAT FRIENDS.

Greetings from Jan from a cold and rainy Holland and see you again in oct/nov again in puerto Halera and Dumaguete.

P.s: Luca have a nice weddingday on august 7th with your beautifull lady.

Piera Michelotti, Italy

Il nostro gruppo è stato lì a Febbraio 2010.Siete stati tuti splendidi,il Diving molto professionale e gentilissimo,saluti a Marco,Verny.Jyny,la cucina ottima saluti a Edward e tutto il suo staff,grazie mille per la vostra ospitalità,gentilezza e cortesia,è stata una vacanza unica che ricorderemo sempre e siamo con la speranza di tornare a trovarvi e farci i massaggi nel centro benessere spettacolare,le immersioni bellissime,tranquille e rilassanti!!!!!!Questo grazie al vostro personale molto qualificato!!!Quando raccontiamo la nostra vacanza a Dumaghete la gente ci guarda sbalordita, e noi diciamo:ragazzi bisogna tornare!!!!!!!!!

Enzo Mondina, Italy

1-11 Agosto 2010

Lisa ed io abbiamo trascorso delle ottime vacanze in questo splendido resort!

Complimenti al general manager (Biggs sei veramente una bella professionista) che ha saputo impostare il lavoro di tutto lo staff improntandolo ad elevata professionalità : dal centro diving ottimamente organizzato con guide molto preparate sia tecnicamente sia sulla conoscenza dell'habitat marino, ai camerieri che con attenzione e sollecitudine erano pronti a soddisfare i tuoi desiderata culinari, ai cuochi che preparavano portate di molto buona qualità unitamente ad una accattivante presentazione!

Dal giardiniere che curava con grande passione piante e prati già all'alba allo staff dell'housekeeping e della reception: camere sempre curate , pulite e tutti pronti a soddisfare le richieste di turisti che arrivano con esigenze le più strane ( da dove acquistare fazzoletti al dove vedere il miglior mercato tipico locale).

Le immersioni sono state molto belle ( sappiamo tutti che i pesci non sono lì a comando) , ed anche quando sembravano promesse non mantenute ecco che la guida ( noi siamo stati assistiti dal bravo Vernie) ti trovava gli occhi di un trigone nella sabbia … oppure un incredibile ma soprattutto invisibile piccolo granchio su una gorgonia! Un grazie a Steeve per la sua assistenza fotografica.

Come ciliegina sulla torta : se dite allo staff che c'è una particolare ricorrenza che volete festeggiare … aspettatevi di tutto : per il nostro anniversario di matrimonio ci hanno fatto delle sorprese inimmaginabili e graditissime!!

Concludo rinnovando i complimenti a Biggs ed a tutto lo staff... dimenticavo: ricambiamo i sorrisi con i quali tutti ci salutavate sempre tutti i giorni! Un caloroso ciao ed un arrivederci all'anno prossimo!

Lisa & Enzo

Bill Cohen, United States of America

Dear Mr. pope,

I was part of a group of 22 people who recently stayed at the Atlantis Dumaguete resort, from the moment we landed at the Dumaguete Airport we were spoiled by your staff. Each member of the staff - dive masters, boat and ground transportation, front office, dining, maintenance, housekeeping and spa went out their way to make our stay very enjoyable. Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

The diving was the best I have ever done. The Dive masters were experts at finding interesting and eye-opening things at which we should look, and they and the boat personnel took great care of us. Our rooms were nice and well kept, as were the grounds of the resort. The front office staff was always helpful. The food was excellent, as was the service from the dining room staff.

Although it is difficult to single out any one member of the staff, special mention must be made of Bigs Eggert. She was extremely efficient and attentive to all of the guests. When our airplane from Dumaguete to Manila was cancelled, Bigs made sure we had a place to stay, transportation to and from the airport, and arranged new flights for 22 people. She turned what could have been an extremely unpleasant experience into a minor inconvenience. When we finally made it t0 Manila, we encountered different level of service and efficiency. A number of comments were made about how much we missed Bigs and the way she got things done.

The motto of the resort is, "Come as guest, Leave as a friend." Based on my experience I think the motto more correctly should be "Come as a guest, Leave as part of our family." I have many wonderful memories of my stay at your resort, and look forward to the day I can return with members of my family and others so they also can experience the great diving and service of your staff.


Bill Cohen

Paola Ferro, Italy



Enzo Mondina, Italy

Siamo tornati ! Dopo una ottima vacanza estiva trascorsa qui all'Atlantis di Dumaguete, Lisa ed io abbiamo deciso di festeggiare il Natale ed il capodanno 2010 nuovamente in questo notevole resort, trascorrendo così piacevolissime giornate dal 22 dicembre al 3 di gennaio( il 4 ahimè siamo partiti, sic).

Ma abbiamo fatto di più : ci era piaciuto talmente che abbiamo portato anche la mamma (di Lisa ) , Maria ed abbiamo convinto anche due nostri carissimi amici a venire con noi!

Dicono che non si deve tornare subito in un posto nel quale ci si è trovati bene …. ERRORE : CI SIAMO TROVATI BENISSIMO !!

Il resort è sempre ottimo : molto bene le ragazze e l'impareggiabile Edward al ristorante, il cuoco poi si è esibito in piatti quotidiani ed in due cene (natale e capodanno ) che potevano soddisfare anche i palati più esigenti … e ce n'era da sfamare i più affamati lupi/divers di mare!

L'attenzione e la pulizia dalle camere ai vialetti per arrivare alla cura del giardino sono stati come sempre notevoli; gentilissimi ma soprattutto efficaci alla reception per soddisfare desideri o necessità degli ospiti, alcuni esempi: ho avuto un piccolo problema ad un orecchio ed in 2 ore, da quando l'ho segnalato, ero sotto le cure di un medico all'ospedale! Sempre con una delle auto del resort abbiamo visto una piacevole Dumaguete con la guida del bravo Edward! Efficace assistenza in aeroporto sia a Manila sia a Dumaguete (anche al rientro ,dove non ci siamo neanche accorti di avere i bagagli e per di più in extra peso).

Un' altra conferma del fascino di questo posto arriva da Maria (nonnina di un nipote di 34 anni, che va in palestra 4 volte a settimana e fa dal Pilates ai corsi di Streching, questo per darvi un'idea di quale pasta è fatta!), che ha visto, e scoperto, una natura ricca ed affascinante : dalle palme da cocco alla sorpresa dell'acqua del mare che sembra scura, stante il fondale di sabbia vulcanica, ma che si apre nella sua trasparenza non appena ci infili la testa (con apposita maschera ovviamente), dal fiore che si apre al mattino e sembra un fuoco artificiale alla bellezza della gita fatta ad Apo Island : non solo canti e balli a bordo della grande barca nell'attesa dei sub, ma ciò che anche lei ha potuto ammirare nei fondali pesci e coralli in quantità ( e lei ovviamente non è una diver).

Quando non era in barca con noi , si sdraiava sulle sdraio/ poltrone di giunco ( comode e sempre libere) , in riva al mare o bordo piscina, per leggere un libro bevendo un mitico iced tea!

Lascio alla fine, ma non per ultimo le immersioni ed il centro Diving. I nostri amici , mia moglie ed io abbiamo fatto immersioni tutti i giorni praticamente sempre con Vernie (come sempre eccellente divemaster e guida); bravi anche gli altri che abbiamo visto accompagnare anche sub molto più esigenti di noi: c'era un titolato campione di fotografia italiano che si è fatto con grande soddisfazione quattro/cinque immersioni al giorno! Il centro in quanto tale ottimamente gestito ,ben organizzato, e con molta attenzione alla sicurezza dei divers.

Uno dei pregi di questo resort è che è uno dei pochi nei quali a 10 /15 minuti di barca al massimo ci sono una ventina di siti di immersione più quelle a 30/60 minuti delle due isole di Apo e di Sumilon, e tutti sappiamo quanto la vicinanza renda "leggera" la giornata. Nei vari siti , ed in base a ciò che il buon Dio decide di regalarci per quel giorno, si può trovare di tutto dalle razze "insabbiate" e che partono a mo' di siluri quando sentono che si avvicina qualcuno , ai Napoleoni ed alle cernie ben pasciute e belle grosse , dai dolci labbra alle murene ed ai granchi porcellana , si può cercare di navigare a fianco di pigre tartarughe che improvvisamente , e senza apparente sforzo, si allontanano lasciandoti con l'emozione di aver giocato con un fossile vivente, e che dire degli anemoni con pesci pagliaccio dalle differenti livree , dei coralli morbidi e duri ( ebbene sì ce n'è qualcuno morto ma essendo parco marino si sta ripopolando molto bene e più velocemente di quanto pensassero) , mi fermo perché l'elenco proseguirebbe con l'elencazione di quasi tutto quello che un qualunque manuale di vita marina vi può indicare.

P.S. Aggiungo che sia il nostro tour operator sia la direzione e lo staff dell'Atlantis sono stati OTTIMI nell'aiutarci a risolvere la perdita del volo della Qatar ,avvenuta per colpa di Qatar ma con il loro aiuto si è risolto il problema del viaggio.

Sergio Rapagnà, Italy

It's true, you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend! You'll leave with tears! The Atlanti's staf is the best staf I've ever met! Ton Ton is a funny bartender and he has a smile for everyone, the divemasters are really expert and let you visit the most beautiful diving sites, they are so friendly that seems you are diving with a friend. Please, forget your watch! Because now Rusty has got mine! The rooms are really clean, the restaurant is incredible! Let's trust an italian, here you can eat better than many italian restaurant, and the service is kind. The Atlantis is at the center of the nightlife too! The most beautiful holiday I've ever done!

The Classic Club, Puerto Galera, Philippines

Just wanted to thank you all for a fabulous lunch yesterday at Atlantis Resort. It was rated as not only one of the best lunches at Atlantis Resort, but one of the best lunches we have had.

Thank you to you all and please pass on our thanks to your staff and the people behind the scenes that make it such a nice Classic Club Lunch.

The food was great!

We hope the staff were happy with the tips that we left for them.

Hawaii Pete Michelmore, United States of America

What a great resort. Absolutely great service, nice clean rooms, good food, 4 star service. Wake up, eat breakfast, step into the dive center, and have 5 star dives. Amazing diving, amazing people. Perfect english too! This was the most amazing dive center resort I have ever visited. Must see! I will defintely go there again, and they have an amazing 5 star dive live a board yacht...

Peter Lee, Hong Kong

Just spent X’mas there. Excellent service! I m impressed especially that as soon as divers return, the waitress immediately brings hot drinks for everyone. That’s the level of attention they paid. Would love to return soon.

Emma Bullock, United Kingdom

The family and I came to Peurta Galera for four days but after deciding to stay at Atlantis we did not want to leave, the customer service was amazing and we highly appreciated a birthday cake they made for my brother in-law they made us feel so welcome and I would definitely come back to stay with Atlantis again. Miss you all at Atlantis. Emma, Kevin, Jennifer and Xae - Bullock family.

Phil Tobin, United States

I have stayed at Atlantis three times so far (I plan to return frequently). I have stayed at the resort in Dumaguete twice, and Puerto Galera once. There are by far my favorite dive resorts. For me it is the little things like having all the staff know and greet you by name that makes it so friendly.

Deanna Peyatt, United States

I had the most fantastic time. The captain Scott was very informative. The entire crew were very accomodating and helpful. I'm not sure any other dive trip I plan will ever measure up to their quality of service and great menu. I go....I need to plan another trip on the Azores!!!!!!

Jim Palmquist, United States

"Arrive as a guest; leave as a friend" is more than a P.R. statement at P.G.; it's an overriding element of the Atlantis culture and cannot be believed until experienced. From the efforts of Kristi in the U.S. to Tess in Manila to Lee, Eric, Rhendo and Rufo and the rest of the crew at P.G., the whole atmosphere is "welcome to my home" and "how can I make your stay even better". Thanks so very much for allowing our group to become your friends, and look forward to spending time with you again. Jim Palmquist

David Hustead, United States

We just returned from a week in Atlantis Dumagete. From the moment we got off the plane to the moment we passed through security on our way out, the staff at Atlantis Dumagete provided the best customer service I have experienced in years. The diving was incredible due to the local knowledge of the dive staff and their enthusiasm to show you the wonderful creatures down in the muck. The days trips to the islands were incredible. The restaurant staff and food were wonderful. The spa facilities were superb. I would highly recommend this resort.

Dixie Greenwood, Canada

We had just an amazing trip to Dumaguete. The resort and beach is absolutely beautiful and we really felt at home there. Richard (and Bella!) was great to deal with and is a real asset to the resort. Throughout our trip we were all commenting that Altantis Dumageuete was the best "Land Based Liveaboard" we had ever stayed at.

I can't say enough about the staff and service - outstanding, exceptional, fabulous, all come to mind. From the time we arrived in Manila the staff went above and beyond to ensure my group had a great time and had everything we needed. The service you provide at the airports is amazing - it was so nice to just go to the Dumaguete airport and have your boarding passes handed to you - WOW!!!

The food - OMG!!! I thought Puerto Galera was great but this was even better!! Edward, Gloria, Audrey, Mimi and the rest of the staff were so friendly and accommodating. Remember when I asked about getting a cake for the 3 people who had birthdays while we were there? Well Denver and staff made 3 individual cakes for them - now that's incredible service!!! It was interesting for 14 people to try and eat 3 cakes plus the regular dessert - good thing the divemasters were still around to help LOL !!! The funniest thing was at dinner on the last night of our stay when they started singing "Happy Birthday", brought out another cake and put it down in front of Jim & Myself. Apparently Happy Birthday was the only song they knew - it was hilarious!!!

The Diving was awesome! The trips to Apo and Siquijor were fabulous (and so was the BBQ lunches!!). We had turtles everywhere at Apo and had a blue ribbon eel out swimming around us at Siquijor - now that was pretty cool. My night dive on the house reef was one of my best dives of the trip. We were on the Titan for most of our dives – what a great dive boat!! The Divemasters we had (Jess, Winnie, Genie, Vernie) sure know their stuff and they could find the most obscure little critters at every dive site we visited. We saw just about everything on my list including mandarinfish, ornate ghost pipefish, ribbon eels, giant frogfish, stargazer, flamboyant cuttlefish, and nudibranchs galore, (I have photos of 15-20 different ones).

We did the Wednesday morning excursion to Malatapay Market through the resort. This was really interesting - a lot of fun and again more than we expected. I had no idea that your staff would put on a great meal of pork and other local food for us at the market as part of the tour. And we were still able to do 3 dives in the afternoon. I think this excursion should be part of everyone's stay at Atlantis.

And finally the Spa - I pretty sure some of them spent more time getting massages than they did diving LOL!!

Don and Carolyn Bloye, United States

I find it hard to start with the thank yous for everything that happened on our trip. Mainly, I want to say thanks for all you did in setting up and planning our dive adventure to the Philippines. As you know, there were many questions leading up to our arrival, but knowing the Filipino people like we do now, I should have just said "we want to go", then gone! Since we got home, the most common comment has been for thanks to the staff at Atlantis and their wonderful and caring and sincere treatment of each of us. Never have we left so many friends behind when we departed a country, and had such a feeling of "family pampering" than from this trip. We got some good photos and videos, but that became secondary to our overall enjoyment. The entire kitchen staff was amazing, all the meals were over-the-top wonderful and the presentation was better than I've ever seen in fancy and very expensive restaurants in big cities in the States! Wow! The spa staff was loved by those that took advantage of their services. The dive guides and boat staff will always be remembered and will be a standard we will compare all future trips by. Love those guys, our good buddies!

Special treats on the trip are too numerous to acknowledge at this time but occasions and treats continue to pop into our minds that will always be loved and remembered.The Thank You cake at the close of the Dumaguete trip and the Shirt made to commerate Bruce's 600th dive in Puerto Galera were so far beyond the norm that we still are amazed at your creativity and friendships.

Thanks again from each of us - we look forward to "coming home" to Atlantis sometime in the future.

Maryjo Osowski, United States

We certainly appreciated the invaluable assistence given us in the Manilia airport on our return trip home. The Cebu flight was canceled so we missed our Korean Air flight as a result. Tess Montilla helped us change our tickets and got us a hotel to overnight near the airport. We felt well taken care of. Great customer service. Thank you.

Laurie Hansen, United States

Fresh, full of flavor and fabulously presented! The food at Toko\\\'s is fabulous!!! The atmosphere is casual but the food is elegant and 1st class! Well done! - Laurie.

Tom Saccone, Costa Rica

Fresh, full of flavor and fabulously presented! The food at Toko\\\'s is fabulous!!! The atmosphere is casual but the food is elegant and 1st class! Well done! - Laurie.

Warren Sims, United States

What a great resort, loved every minute spent here and cannot wait to return. The staff are the best! And the diving is amazing!

Michael White, United States

I have been to several dive resorts around the world. I rate this one # 1 and am planning on returning again, the diving at Apo island is fantastic. The dive masters are well versed in iding sea life. The entire staff is wonderful and gave 120% to making our vacation a memorable one.

Charlotte Yates, United States

Just finished the BOHOL trip on Atlantis Azores and would highly recommend the trip. Crew wonderful, friendly and helpful Food delicious, selection of drinks could have been better, so BYO Plenty of diving 5 per day. Hot tub was wonderful.

Donald Wehmeyer, United States


Keith Mason, United Kingdom

Having just completed a week aboard "Azores" and then a week at "Atlantis Resort" my wife and I have nothing but praise for the efficient and friendly way that both operations are run, giving guests excellent service, accommodation and diving. Well done to all Keith & Val.

Mark & Carolyn Cross, United States

My wife and I have been diving for about 5 years and are at 100 dives we try to go diving 2 or 3 times a year mostly Central America and the west coast of California we are not world travelers yet, this was our first time to Asia and of course Atlantis. We both agree this was our best trip yet, the food and staff was first class. Randal,Don & all the ladies were the best the office staff the massage ladies wow they are great and last but deffenitly not the least Chris our dive master he was the best.It was alot of things that made this trip special but it was mostly your people. Thanks for a great time see you again soon. Mark & Carolyn Cross.

Larry Davis, United States

The Atlantis Resort and the liveaboard are above reproach. Top notch service and attention to detail. Friendly staff, accommodating, will, ready and able. Highly recommend.

Clifford Albury, United States

I want you to think of a picture in your mind of where you would be and what you would be doing when saying the word, “pampered”. Does it bring a mental picture of scuba diving, or any athletic activity? But for those who attended the spring club dive that is the word spoken to describe our experience not only as a group but to each person individually.

Let me give you comparisons from a person who’s been diving for 40 + years. When I get ready in the morning of a planned dive I carry my gear to the boat or whatever transportation being used to get to the dive site, this may include tank(s). I then setup my gear and start getting dressed for the type dive we are going to be doing. This involves weights, tank(s), BCD, and the rest of my additional gear. At Atlantis Dive Resort I set up my gear once in their staging area and I never touched the setup of my dive gear again. It was always waiting on me in the boat ready to slip into and drop into the water for a casual, fun, exciting dive. When we got back to the resort I didn’t touch my gear, it was taken back to the staging area by Atlantis personnel and put into their organized line of setting up tanks and gear for the next dive and processed. When it came time for the next dive I showed up at the boat assigned and my gear was there ready for me. A secure dressing area with cubby at the resort near the boats is where I stored my personal gear and didn’t have to haul BCD et al. back and forth. It was just extremely easy to walk from the dressing / cubby area through the staging area and direct to our boat which already had our gear ready and waiting for us, set up ready to go diving.

Bottom line, I’ve dove a lot of dive locations and with a lot of dive operators in 40 + years, but Atlantis Dive Resort raised the bar when it comes to being pampered by a dive operator.

Chris Serra, United States

First let me say that it was a long way to get there. But it was well worth the trip. Everybody made their flights without any problems, and we all met in Manila. Rick was correct, the shopping/touring was great. We met the Atlantis Resort transportation at the hotel, after a day of site seeing in Manila. That was the last time I handled my own luggage. They took care of it from then on. The ferry ride to the island on a Baka Boat was pretty interesting. Once there we were treated like Kings. Room check in was fast and our entire luggage and dive gear was transported to our rooms. The resort is built into the side of a mountain that runs right down to the water’s edge. The check out dive was our first dive there. That was the last time I set up my BCD. It was all done for me and everyone else after that. I never had to carry a thing after once setting up my dive gear. They cleaned and replaced the tanks and had everything on the boat for us the next day. It was just like being on a live aboard. After every dive we came back to the resort as the sites were pretty close. Some days were did 4 dives. We could have done 5, but we were all tired after 4. All entry into the water was via a back roll. The dive sites were more that I had hoped for. Where else can you see a giant turtles and a Titan Trigger fish on the same dive? One time we went off the boat into a giant bait ball. The schools of fish were twice as large as any I have ever seen in the Caribbean. We saw Octopus and eels along with large sea horses on the same dive. Giant clams about the size of a 42 inch TV. The most interesting thing was the eclectic clams. Hard to explain how they look but really interesting to see. The coral color is as vibrant and different from any here in this part of the world. I have to say, it was the dive trip of a life time.

The Guam based pilots that dove with us were really pleased we came out to dive with them. They were glad to see us and wanted me to say to everyone, come on out, you will not be disappointed. I am glad I went.

The trip back home was via Hawaiian Airlines to HNL. From there we all went on United to IAH, ORD and LAX. No problems getting on I was in First Class all the way on United..

Michael White, United States

I have been to several dive resorts around the world. I rate this one # 1 and am planning on returning again, the diving at Apo island is fantastic. The dive masters are well versed in iding sea life. The entire staff is wonderful and gave 120% to making our vacation a memorable one.

Robert Noel, United States

I have been diving for all most 20 years, mostly in the Caribbean but and this dive vacation with Atlantis Dive Resort was best of the best hands down. The staff, the diving, the food, everything was top notch, 5 star and when my dive shop said they were going back in Nov. 2016 I said sign me up, I\'m going back, this time with a camera! Thank you Atlantis!

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