The archipelago is home to more than 3,000 species of fish and 448 species of coral – where else can you combine unbelievable muck-diving with pristine coral reefs and shoals of schooling fish? Atlantis Dumaguete’s 5* PADI CD Centre is just one of a few centres with such a rating in Asia. Here you will find the highest standard of dive education, first class facilities and world class dive guides.
The dive centre has 60 individual purpose-built equipment storage cubby-holes to keep your equipment dry and organized, high quality rental kit, spacious boats, a purpose-built training pool, fresh beach towels every day, snacks and drinking water, hot water shower in the dive shop, multiple compressors for Air, Nitrox and Trimix and to top all that, your equipment is carried for you. There are choices of dive sites daily, just have a chat with your guide about where you would like to go; the many of dive sites are within a 10 minute boat ride from the resort.
Included within your diving package are 3 boat trips, you can choose from dive times of 9.00 am, 11.00 am, 2.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm as well as night dives. Please note that there is a marine park fee of $50 for a 7 night stay to be paid locally.
For night dives something special can be on offer, “Fluro Night Dives”, by using a special filtered blue light and a yellow mask visor you will see corals and anemones stand out in neon colours. Lizardfish and spearer mantis shrimp glow an eerie green colour, scorpionfish emit a reddish-purple luminance, hermit crabs appear illuminated from within, seagrass take on a reddish-hue and nudibranchs will glow like they have been plugged into the mains.
Night diving using 'blue light' is a whole new unique experience where you can witness first hand the magic of fluorescence! Dive sites accessible from Dumaguete can be divided into 3 different areas: Dauin Mainit, San Miguel North, San Miguel Tires, San Miguel Reef, Atlantis House Reef, Sahara Reef, Sahara Deep, Punta, Ceres, Shallow Cars, Cars, Dauin Norte, Dauin Sur, Ginama-an, Masaplod Norte, Pyramids, Masaplod Sur, Bahura. Apo Island Largahan, Baluarte, Chapel Point, Katipanan,Rock Point West, Coconut Point, Cogon Point, Mamsa Point, Kan-uran, Marine Sanctuary, Rock Point East. Siquijor Ma-iti, Paliton Wall Sur, Paliton Wall Norte, Tambisan.