A boutique resort, 20 minutes from Dumaguete, Atlantis is set in lush tropical gardens packed with indigenous plants, trees and visited by exotic birds.
It’s the people who make Atlantis special, with their invaluable local experience and warm hospitality. The 40 rooms and suites all feature air-conditioning, mini bar, en-suite bathroom, cable TV, private patio and WiFi internet access. Choose between garden, seaview and ocean front locations.
Facilities include a boutique, dive centre, spa, swimming pool and the Toko restaurant and bar located on the beachfront. Excursions include snorkelling, kayaking at Twin Lakes, golf, hiking, island hopping and whale and dolphin watching at Bais.
The PADI 5* CDC and TDI facility offers high standards of dive education right through to instructor level along with world-class facilities. Up to five boat dives are offered daily to the 30+ local sites with plenty of macro life for the avid photographer. Day trips to Apo Island and others also operated throughout the week (these usually include 3 dives).
Diving highlights in this area mainly focus on the incredible macro life found along the Negros coastline. The Atlantis House Reef is a great site to begin your adventure. The sea grass beds are hope to razor fish and turtles and the sandy slope leads down to the coral encrusted car tyres – keep an eye out for critters. Bahura is the place to see mandarin fish and if you’re after some larger marine life, Coconut Point on Apo Island is a thrilling drift dive where schools of big-eye trevally, turtles and banded sea kraits can be seen.
The dive centre has dedicated underwater photography services and facilities, a purpose built training pool and plenty of secure lockers for your kit. Fluro diving is available for those looking for something a little different. Nitrox and Trimix are available.
is featured in the following itinerary:
This popular itinerary offers divers the chance of thresher shark encounters in Malapascua, a unique dive with a resident sardine baitball in Moalboal and plenty of time to discover the islands of the Visayas region.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,045 pp
Tailor-made trip idea
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Known as the ‘City of Gentle People’, you’ll be welcomed in Dumaguete with open arms and first class hospitality. Further down the coast, Dauin has some of the best critters in the Philippines, and both areas also offer plenty of opportunity for snorkellers and non-divers.
Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, spotted eagle ray, green turtle, flamboyant cuttlefish
This central region of islands is deservedly famous for beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and stunning dive sites. Cebu City is the international gateway and provides links to the most exciting dive spots including Malapascua, Moalboal, Dumaguete and Bohol.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pelagic thresher shark, giant frogfish, black-tip reef shark, banded sea krait