Surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines, it is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in Asia – Apo Island, Siquijor, and of course the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries.
While better known as Atlantis Dumaguete, the capital, principal seaport and largest city of the province, we are actually a part of the municipality of Dauin (pronounced Da-win), the epicenter of Dumaguete’s dive scene.
About Atlantis Dumaguete Resort:
Atlantis Dumaguete is located in Dauin on Negros Island, the third largest island in the Philippines. This island is believed to have once been part of the island of Mindanao, but was cut off either by continental drift or the rising waters at the end of the ice age.
Dauin has established several sanctuaries, and just one reason for the stunning marine biodiversity exhibited here within which fishing and boating is absolutely prohibited. This includes sites such as Mainit, Luca, Dauin and Masaplod. These sites are well preserved and offer a huge variety and quantity of life forms; Blue ringed octopus, Wonderpus, Mimic octopus, Poison ocellate octopus, Ambon scorpionfish, Flambouyant cuttlefish, Bobbit worms and a wide variety of Nudibranchs are frequent sights.
- Return flights on Cathay Pacific
- Return flights - Manila to Dumaguete
- Airport taxes
- Return Airport / Resort Transfers
- 7 / 10 Nights’ accommodation in deluxe rooms
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
- Filtered drinking water, tea, coffee and ice tea
- Unlimited internet access
- Unlimited diving, including night dives
- Weights & Cylinder hire
- Climate controlled air conditioning
- Fully stocked mini bar
- Supply of emergency toiletries
- Adjustable ceiling fans
- Ensuite facilities
- Solar heated hot water
- Cable T.V. with free movie and sports channels
- In-room safety deposit box
- Coffee and tea making facilities in suites
- High speed wireless Internet available in all rooms
Have either a king bed (convertible to 2 twin beds) or a queen bed, ensuite with shower, safe, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV with cable, minibar and refrigerator. Some deluxe rooms have an adjoining room with 2 twin beds and the same amenities. These adjoining rooms are typically used by families.
Has one queen size bed, ensuite with shower, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV with cable, minibar, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and DVD player. Additionally this suite has a sea view, small office with desk and large balcony.
Ocean Front Room
These rooms have a direct ocean view. Each has a king bed (convertible to 2 twin beds), ensuite with shower, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV with cable, minibar, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and DVD player.
Have a king bed (convertible to 2 twin beds), ensuite with shower, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV with cable, minibar, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and DVD player. These suites also have a large furnished balcony or patio.
Premier Garden Suite
Premier suites have two queen beds, ensuite with shower, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV w/cable and DVD, minibar, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker.
Our state of the art dive facilities support all levels of recreational divers, Nitrox as well as re-breather and technical diving. Not only do we have the top dive operation in the area, but many of our guides are instructors as well as being the best spotters in the Philippines.
Bar & Restaurant
Toko’s restaurant is right on the beach and will provide you with a unique dining experience. Using fresh local products and flavors, but made to an international standard, we have moved away from monotonous a la carte menus to daily changing blackboard menus at both lunch and dinner. Choose from an extensive list of cocktails and shakes, or sip the best coffee in town while enjoying the wonderful view.
Spa & Wellness
Our newly renovated Spa features four private therapy rooms – there’s also a sauna and rain shower area to complement your therapy. Unwind from a hard day’s diving and add the perfect finishing touches to your vacation. See our Spa section and our full menu.
Dumaguete Resort has one of the most spacious camera facilities you will find in any dive resort worldwide. There are 21 individual cubbyholes to store equipment, a work surface 80cm deep and a total of nearly 14m long and floor space of over 21 square meters. Five air-guns are positioned around the room, 16 sets of power sockets in both 220 and 110 volts, paper towel dispensers for cleaning O-Rings, a shelf running the length of the work surface for battery chargers and eight fluorescent under-shelf lights for additional illumination for the all important O-Ring check. The room is climate controlled for comfortable working conditions and also has a 42-inch HD flat-screen TV mounted on the wall with both HDMI and USB connections. Guest can now show off their photos and video on the big screen at the end of a days great diving!
Refresh yourself in our private pool or relax in the sun. This fresh water pool is over 100 sqm in size with a shallow (1m) area, as well as a deeper (3m) area. Lushly landscaped, it is filled with non-chlorinated water and beautifully sheltered by trees.
Learn in comfort in our newly renovated air-conditioned class room. Comfortably seating 6, features include a flat screen LCD TV with PC connection, DVD player, PADI library and wireless internet.
Conveniently situated next to the front desk, our boutique shop has all you need, plus a few surprises for the dive enthusiast including equipment and accessories. We also stock practical items such as sun screen, t-shirts, swim wear, sarongs, caps and a selection of unique silver dive jewelry. But most popular, is our selection of beautiful native art showcasing an assortment of bowls, vases, picture frames, and much more made out of coconut wood. There’s also lots of fun stuff for kids, as well as travel books, fish books and postcards.
Internet is free with your stay at Atlantis and most areas of the resort have wifi connection. Connect with your phone, IPad or tablet, laptop, or use one of our complimentary desk tops to surf the web and connect with home.
Atlantis Dive Shop
Our state of the art dive facilities support all levels of recreational divers, Nitrox, as well as re-breather and technical diving. Not only do we have the top dive operation in the area, but many of our guides are instructors, as well as being the best spotters in the Philippines.
Whether you use us as your base from which to explore thirty or more close dive sites; the place to start your adventures and become certified; your introduction to Nitrox, technical diving or Re-breather adventures; or as the place to start a career in diving we have it all.
First Class Facilities:
- 60 Individual purpose-built equipment storage cubby-holes keep your equipment dry and organized
- High quality rental equipment
- Spacious comfortable boats
- Purpose built training pool
- Fresh beach towel every day, snacks and drinking water
- Hot water shower in the dive shop
- Multiple compressors for Air, Nitrox and Trimix
- Your equipment carried for you
- Scuba Diving Instructors At Atlantis Philippines
- Highest Standard of Dive Education
- TDI facility
- PADI Courses from beginner to Divemaster and Instructor Level
- Two Course Directors on staff
- Most PADI Specialty courses on offer
- Most technical dive courses on offer (Puerto Galera)
- Discover Scuba Diving for not-yet-divers
- One-on-one instruction available
- Career training
- Training pool and fully equipped classroom incorporating state of the art teaching techniques
Local Dives at 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm (night dives available every day)
Choice of dive site each time (talk to our guides about where you want to go and what you want to see)
Small groups (no more than 6 people)
Most dive spots within ten minutes of the resort
Private dives available
Day trips to Verde Island and the Hot Springs of Chicken Feather Island (Puerto Galera) and Apo Island, Balicasag, Siquijor and Sumilon (Dumaguete)
Marine Life & Destination Presentations
Learn more about the underwater world with detailed critter presentations
Discover new adventures on our liveaboard with our destination presentations
Enjoy entertaining and educational videos such as John Bennett’s world breaking 330m/1,000ft dive filmed by National Geographic
One of the most spacious camera facilities you will find in any dive resort worldwide. There are 21 cubby holes to store equipment.
Air guns are positioned around the room as well as power sockets, both 220 and 110 volts, and paper towel dispensers. A shelf running the length of the work surface for battery chargers. The camera area is climate controlled and also has a 42 inch HD flat screen TV mounted on the wall with both HDMI and USB connections. Guest can show off their photos and video on the big screen at the end of a day’s great diving.
Kids as young as 5 can enjoy the ocean with SASY
Bubblemaker programs from age 8
PADI Junior certifications from age 10
Snorkeling and free diving classes for all ages – adults welcome!
Tours & Activities at Atlantis Dumaguete:
Dumaguete has a wealth of places to explore; spend the morning shopping at a local market and experiencing the the local culture. Try a city tour, or enjoy a day in the mountains and take in the lush tropical countryside, natural pools and waterfalls. Dumaguete also has golf courses, a modern mall or local shops to buy souvenirs from. For those wishing to just take it easy take a look at our Spa pages and indulge yourself.
- Daytrip to Apo Island
- Dumaguete City Tours
- Twin Lakes
- Balanan Lakes
- Daytrip to Oslob Whalesharks
- Malatapay Market
- Bird Watching
- Quad Bike Tours
Apo Island is our most popular day trip. Visit world Famous Apo Island for three great dives and a beach BBQ. Apo Island is know as one of the great conservation success stories in the Philippines. During the seventies, after extensive coral damage, the area was set aside as a protected reserve; one of the first in the Philippines. After 40 years guarded by the local islanders, the island has blossomed into one of the top dive sites in the Philippines. Sea turtles of several varieties, along with many varieties of both hard and soft corals, as well as humongous fields of table corals await. Don’t miss these great dives!
Daytrip to Oslob Whale sharks
Started as an innocent interaction between local fishermen and the Whale sharks, this snorkel trip has become world famous. Local shrimp fishermen use to clean their catch early in the morning offshore and the cull attracted Whale sharks. After developing a friendship, the fishermen would offer the Whale sharks a handful of shrimp. While the 150 some odd Whale sharks documented migrate around the Philippines, they tend to drop by in small groups so there are almost always six or seven at an average interaction. One of our most popular trips.
Dumaguete City Tours
Thirty minutes from the resort, has the power to charm visitors with its friendly and hospitable people. On the tour, you can see:
- The old Bell Tower built in 1818
- Capitol area with Macias sports complex, the Aqua Center and the Freedom Park
- Similan University Campus with the biggest library in Asia
- The Siliman Marine Laboratory, which houses a large collection of whale bones
- The Botanical and Zoological Gardens
- The City Ecological Park and Aviary
- The Habitat For Humanity
Drive 20 minutes south and you are in Malatapay, home of the only open‐air market in Negros. Experience the traditional Philippine “barter” system. The locals from Apo Island and the surrounding mountains eagerly trade livestock, fish, exotic fruits, strange vegetables and household items. Sample some lechon baboy (roast pork) and enjoy a cold San Miguel beer while sitting on the beach. The market operates on Wednesdays.
Balinsasayao and Danao, are a haven of pristine flora and fauna. There are two routes to the Twin Lakes that are accessible only with 4X4 vehicles and dirt bikes. On the way, you’ll be greeted by the accommodating natives, who are active and instrumental in protecting the lake against exploitation. While here, you can go kayaking on the clear waters. As you paddle quietly around the sparkling lake, you’ll see and hear many wild birds; go fishing with lines and hooks for tilapia and carp in the lake and mountain climbing to get an aerial view of the Twin Lakes, which are only separated by a narrow ridge.
In these surrounding forests you’ll see rare flowers, orchids, and birds. Stay overnight – either in the cottage or in tents.
Quad Bike Tour
Take a three hour tour quadbiking, walking and visiting the natural hot springs in Baslay. The trip starts with a 10 minute drive from the resort to the ATV shop and an orientation to the bikes and safety procedures.
The 45 to 60 minute initial ride heads up through the lush tropical jungle, with plenty of birds and jungle flowers, to the hot pools about 12 kilometers (7 miles) from the main road.
Relax for half an hour, then climb down the 240 steps to a naturally formed hot sulfur spring and waterfalls. Local snacks and the refreshing local buko juice (young coconut) are available. After the break, climb back up to the ATVs for the ride down, enjoying a clear view of both Apo and Siquijor Islands, and the Dumaguete coastline on the way.
Four ATVs available only. Maximum number of guests is 8 – four drivers plus four passengers.
Bird watcher? Or looking for something different to do? This full day trip combines some of the most scenic areas in Dumaguete with the services of a tour guide and bird watcher. At Twin Lakes look for birds including the Olive‐backed sunbird, Crimson sunbird, Flaming sunbird, Yellowish white‐eyed sunbird, Orange‐bellied flowerpecker, Coleto, Visayan flowerpecker, Blue‐headed fantail, Elegant tit, Balicassiao, Black‐naped oriole, Visayan bulbul, Spotted wood kingfisher, White‐throated kingfisher and more.
Philippine tailorbird, Bar‐bellied cuckoo shrike, White‐winged cuckoo shrike, Emerald dove, White‐earred brown dove, Visayan tarictic hornbill, Crested serpent eagle and Brahminy kite and more. Then at the Forrest Camp and the Fish Ponds of Sibulan look out for the Common kingfisher, White‐collared kingfisher, Black‐winged stilt, Common sandpiper, Malaysian plover, Little egrets, Intermediate egrets, Javan pond heron and Brown shrikes. There’s also a chance to swim, walk and enjoy other activities.
Please contact us for more information.