Diving With…. Marco Inocencio, Atlantis Dive Resort, Dauin, Philippines

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In this ongoing series, we speak to the people who run dive centres, resorts and liveaboards from around the world about their businesses and the diving they have to offer…

What is your name?

Marco Inocencio.

What is the name of your business?

Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboards.

What is your role within the business?

Assistant Resort Manager.

How long has the business operated for?

20 years.

The Pool at Atlantis Dumaguete

How long have you dived for, and what qualification are you?

22 years, PADI OWSI.

What is your favorite type of diving?

Muck diving.

If you could tell people one thing about your business (or maybe more!) to make them want to visit you what would it be?

We have loads of critters and our divemasters are top notch!

What is your favorite dive in your location and why?

Atlantis House Reef, you’ll never know what you’ll find.

What types of diving are available in your location?

All types of recreational diving, except wrecks.

What do you find most rewarding about your current role?

Helping divers appreciate muck diving.

What is your favorite underwater creature?

Frogfish.

Are there any exciting changes / developments coming up in the near future?

We’ve been renovating our resort rooms for the last three years and the place is looking great!  More developments and a new dive shop to come.

As a center what is the biggest problem you face at the moment?

Restrictions due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Is your center involved in any environmental work?

Yes, we work with local organizations and host scientists.  We are currently engaged in the Philippine’s only Coral Tree planting project (right on our doorstep).

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How do you see the SCUBA / Freediving / snorkeling industry overall? What changes would you make?

Demographic is getting older; we need younger divers.

What would you say to our visitors to promote the diving you have to offer?

We’re the best diveshop in the area 🙂

Where can our visitors find out more about your business?

Website: www.atlantishotel.com/dumaguete-resort/

Facebook: @atlantisdiveresorts


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