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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.
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 me....you 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.
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.
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
THANK YOU FOR WONDERFUL TIME . IT WAS MORE OF A WAY OF LIFE NOT JUST A VACATION.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.
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.Michael,
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.
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.
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!
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!
Hi Bigs, Gunter, Ria, Sexy, and Beppo,
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.
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 belt.am 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 place.do 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 so.so.is the best.so hard to find the other word to compare with.you 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.
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....
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,
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.:
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!
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
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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.
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.
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 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 "www.sottacqua.info"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
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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.
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
jUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF AT PUERTO GALERA. THAY ALL WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TOM MAKE SURE MY TRIP WAS UNFORGETTABLE. ALL THE GOURMET MEALS BY THE CHEF THAT WEREN'T ON THE MENU. THE PRIVATE DIVES WERE INCREDIBLE. I WILL BE DEFINITELY TELLING EVERYONE I CAN ABOUT THIS RESORT AND THE FINE PEOPLE THERE.......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!!! :)
Dear friends In Pueto Galera and Dumaguete,
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
Dear Mr. pope,
HO TRASCORSO LE FESTE NATALIZIE DEL 2010 IN QUESTO FANTASTICO RESORT. TUTTO PERFETTO, DAL DIVING AL RISTORANTE ALLA PULIZIA ALLA RECEPTION. TUTTO LO STAFF ERA MOLTO DISPONIBILE. IO E MIO FIGLIO AVEVAMO ANCHE IL COMPLEANNO: SORPRESA IN CAMERA E ANCHE A TAVOLA. INCANTATI DA TANTA GENTILEZZA.
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).
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.
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. So....off 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 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!
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.
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.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.
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.
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