This was our second trip to the Philippines, we stayed at the Atlantis Resort in
Dumaguete. Our prior trip had been to Atlantis in Puerto Galera, both resorts are
fantastic. The water in Dumaguete is a little warmer. Food, service, the rooms, the
dive operation are all spectacularly good. Most impressive was the training and
warmth of all the staff from the groundskeepers to the bartenders. The dive guides led
small groups which allowed a lot of freedom to the dives, most of ours were at least an
hour. Our guide was mostly "Wing" and he was just incredible with his knowledge of
the sites and where to find the fish, the critters (and the divers).
This trip was in April 2015, it's a great time to be there and we saw a lot of fascinating
mating behavior with the always entrancing pipefish. Tremendous numbers of
juvenile frogfish and anemone fish. Water was a fairly warm 82' although 70 minute
dive times were certainly cooling you off by dive #3.
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