Atlantis Puerto Galera
Located 70 miles south of Manila on the Island of Mindoro, Puerto Galera is truly one of the last great undiscovered dive destinations in the world.
The two-mile-long reef and surrounding area boasts a biodiversity exceeding two times that of the Great Barrier Reef and the entire Caribbean combined. Mandarin gobies, ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, flamboyant cuttlefish and mimic octopuses are just a few of the thousands of species routinely spotted. Renowned photographer Stan Waterman recently described it as "some of the best macro I have ever experienced, easily rivaling Indonesia's, but with pristine reefs and beautiful walls thrown in; I shall return." Thirty-five world-class dives within 10 minutes of the resort await you; the day trips to Verde Island are a must. The area has been described as "what Yosemite National Park would look like underwater."
Local dives leave in comfortable skiffs six times a day with a choice of sites each time; dive guides, many of whom are instructors, cater to the diver's personal needs--especially photographers; you carry only what you want. Enjoy a reasonably priced massage at the in-house spa after all the diving, and it's easy to see why Atlantis has long been a favorite of European and Pacific Rim divers. And its popularity is growing explosively within North America too.
Add some of the friendlest English-speaking locals in Southeast Asia, a myriad of day trips and activities and a renowned party atmosphere, and it's easy to see why Atlantis Puerto Galera's reputation is quickly spreading worldwide. Experience the Atlantis difference in exciting Puerto Galera.
At Atlantis, we strive to live up to our motto: "Come as a guest, and leave as a friend."
Accommodations: Forty first-class rooms; considered by many to be the premier, dedicated dive resort in Puerto Galera
Amenities: Toko's restaurant with five-star chef-prepared meals and snacks; PADI Five-Star CDC Center; dedicated camera areas; tech and rebreather friendly; wireless Internet available; in-house spa; comfortable, private transfer upon arrival in Manila; and multiple IDCs yearly