When we caught up with the owner of Atlantis Resorts in the Philippines it was over lunch in Dumaguete, we’d just spent 5 days diving Apo Island, Siquijor and the sand shores around southern Negros. During this short time Atlantis Resort Dumaguete quickly became one of our all time favorite outfits, partly because of the excellent varied diving but also because of the fabulous service on offer. By the time we’d finished our first day of diving everybody knew our name, we’d wonder around the resort to welcoming smiles and friendly greetings – all of which appeared genuine and unforced. Sarah and I have been lucky to work throughout different regions of Asia in both high end 5* resorts and more relaxed and modest settings, getting the balance right between providing excellent attentive service whilst creating a friendly atmosphere is not always easy, this is where I think the Atlantis operations get it just right.
That was 2 years ago and since we’ve also been lucky to view their sister resort (the original operation) in Puerto Galera and they have since launched a liveaboard which cruises throughout various locations in the Philippines including Visayas, Tubbataha and Leyte. Atlantis Azores has taken on a completely new refit since being taken over by the team with plenty of added luxuries included like a hot tub for relaxing between dives an extra spacious dive deck for easy kit ups. We think this new addition to the Atlantis family will surely live up to the high level of service offered at Dumaguete Resort.