Healthy Living Menu

We are excited to launch our new healthy menu. The new menu at Atmosphere takes a simple approach; clean healthy living. We chose to focus on the use of lean meats, healthy proteins, whole grains, good fats, fresh & locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, low salt and limited sugar. Our guests can expect to see raw foods, gluten free and vegan meals along with plenty of low fat and high protein options. How about Tofu a la Stroganoff, Vietnamese fresh Spring rolls, Tomato, Orange & Raspberry Gazpacho, Gluten Free pancake… the list can go on! The whole menu can …

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Healthy Living - New Menu at Atmosphere

When boutique resort Atmosphere Resorts & Spa in Dauin, near Dumaguete built a spa and begun yoga classes many years ago, it was with a larger wellness concept in mind. The Sanctuary Spa has expanded and so did the yoga with this year’s week-long yoga retreat programs and the introduction this summer of Atmosphere’s detox, nutrition and wellness packages. With this comes the need for a menu that caters to this growth and we are very proud to announce our Healthy Living Menu at the end of the month. The menu takes a simple approach; clean healthy living. We appreciate …

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The Blue Planet

Have you ever wondered how important the ocean is to life on Earth? How exactly we impact the health of the ocean and its inhabitants? What we can do to help minimize that impact? If you have never thought of these questions before, then it’s time that you do! Our planet is called the “Blue Planet” because of our ocean and how important it is to life on earth. If you look at a globe or a world map, it is mainly blue. This is because roughly 71% of the earth is covered by water. If you take into account …

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Frogfish heaven - 12 of the 16 frogfish captured on one dive at Atmosphere

If you have visited us at Atmosphere or been to our facebook page then you already know one thing – I am beyond obsessed with frogfish, which you can read more about here in my blog about frogfish from last year. The reason I am writing about frogfish again is because right now is my favorite time of year – baby frogfish season! Starting around January until around May, baby frogfish start turning up everywhere. Right now, nearly every dive site has a baby frogfish, even on our house reef. Last month on one day we saw sixteen baby frogfish …

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Atmosphere dive vessel Victoria, moored up by Apo island

I am sure you have been on a boat at one time or another. Unless you have been to the Philippines before, I would expect that you have never had the joy and experience of travelling on a Philippine Banka (or Bangka) boat. Their main difference from the conventional norm is that they are double-outrigger crafts, consisting of a narrow main hull with two attached outriggers. Outriggers look like skis or stabilizers that run parallel to the hull, the bottoms of which sit at water-level. The outriggers are there to keep the boat stable almost like active suspension on a …

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