Flamboyant and toxic - but we love them

Flamboyant cuttlefish are some of the craziest critters that we have here in Dauin. You may have seen the photos of the unborn flamboyant cuttlefish in its egg that has been featured on our Atmosphere facebook a lot this week? Amazing shot – but it doesn’t end there… Although these critters – found in the Indo-Pacific – are the same color as the substrate while resting, they transform when they’re hunting, mating, or disturbed. They start pulsating in whites, yellows, purples, and reds with waves of color spreading over their bodies. These colors are controlled by their brain using chromatophores, …

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It is playtime!

At Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, we are proud to also cater to families. Kid’s Cove, near the entrance of the resort, is a treasure of fun to be discovered by children of all ages. In addition to the regular babysitting – “yaya” – services for the children of Atmosphere guests, Kid’s Cove has access to fully equipped play rooms and classrooms with educational material and toys. During the last couple of months, the school summer holidays have brought many children to Atmosphere and Kid’s Cove has been a great alternative for children who wish to try something else, other than …

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Giant frogfish perched near a mooring block

Of all the critters on the Dauin coast, there is one that definitely stands out as a favorite of many divers and that is the frogfish. Whether the size of a grain of rice or a dinner plate, we never get tired of seeing them here at Atmosphere. Frogfish are one of the most interesting critters in the ocean and come in every shape, size, and color imaginable. We have an abundance of frogfish on the coast and that is one of the many reasons that Dauin is a great place to visit. Practically any dive site you go to …

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