It is located right on the territory of the resort and close to the shore. Each diver receives its own cubbyhole for storing fins, mask, small items, etc. There are a few separate rinsing basins with fresh water, each dedicated to a clearly marked purpose; suits, mask, fins, BCs, cameras. Dive shop possesses multiple compressors for refilling tanks with Air, Nitrox and even Trimix (tanks could accommodate yoke or din). All heavy gears, including cameras, are carried to and from the boats by dive shop staff. All dives, by the way, were initiated from the bangkas. Even to the “House Reef”, the dive site located just a few yards from the shore, we were hauled sitting in the boat. So all you had to do is to get dressed and walk to the boat. Thus, I can assure you that whole resort worked hard and they utterly succeeded to make each dive a delightful experience.
Deckhands preparing boats for the trip to Apo island
For a non-divers … I don’t think you’ll get bored. There are lots of activities that the front desk can arrange for you. Besides enjoying sunbathing, pool, great spa and wonderful service, on wednesdays you can visit Malatapay “barter” market, which will take about an hour to walk through.
Ah, yeah … one could also get to Twin or Balanan lakes and natural spring pools. Also, a few from our group went on a Bird watching trip. It took all day and I believe they returned very happy.
Or, non-diver, the best thing to do while staying in Atlantis … is to take a class at the resort and become a diver!!! You won’t regret.