Dive Site of the Week - Richards Point

One of the most requested dive sites from Atmosphere’s diving guests is definitely Richard’s Point. This dive site is full of life from the minute we enter the water to the deepest part of the dive. No guest has left Richard’s Point without a huge smile! So what is it like to dive there, you ask? Let me take you through a typical dive here. Once we enter the water and drop down to around five meters, we are in a sandy area with some scattered sea grass beds. We usually find a few seahorses within the first few minutes …

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The Young Ones

As I sat at my desk situated at the spa reception greeting enquiring guests at Atmosphere, I noticed how many children and adolescents were in tow of their parents. Not only that, but they too were looking over the spa menu with an inquisitive eye. I had long been in contemplation about becoming a child friendly spa and have been silently observing the growing trends within the spa industry with specific menus catering to children and adolescents. It was during the school holiday; a busy time for us in terms of families. Many parents were asking if we could adapt …

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A Harley on the Atmosphere House Reef

One of the most sought after underwater critters is the beautiful harlequin shrimp, found in the Indo-Pacific. Despite being a very rare critter, the harlequin shrimp makes an appearance in Dauin from time to time and is mainly found in coral reefs, not at ‘mucky’ dive sites. We have been lucky at Atmosphere, with three visits this year, counting in the one on the house reef right now! “Harleys” as many call them, are usually found in pairs and often mate for life. We had a pair in March and, more recently, this single female in August. In a pair, …

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