Circuit Training and fitness at Atmosphere in the Philippines

Fitness is becoming more popular at Atmosphere. Adding to our yoga and diving, we now offer circuit training at Atmosphere several times per week, with our certified Personal Trainer Joel Teves Silot. Classes are held on the treetop platform overlooking the sea and with a nice breeze to cool you off. Everyone is welcome – classes are good for all levels, and intensity will be based upon fitness and experience. Classes include body conditioning resistance training, weight training and high intensity aerobics to build strength and muscle toning.

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juvenile clown frogfish yawning by Daniel Geary at Atmosphere Philippines

You think the frogfish is yawning? Think again… In honor of recent Frogfish February (and March!), I have decided to write yet another frogfish blog. For this one, I’m going to focus on the facts behind the ‘holy grail’ of frogfish photos – the yawn. Every photographer wishes for the frogfish yawn, although sometimes you can wait an entire dive and still not see it. Other times, like waiting for a hairy frogfish to yawn, you let someone else take some photos and it yawns seven times in a row. Such is life. A frogfish yawn is a very funny …

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Frogfish at Atmosphere Philippines - 10 different species in one day!

As most of our diving guests know, February and March are intense months for Frogfish lovers with more species and sightings than most of us can imagine. Our marine biologist Daniel has been very busy teaching his PADI Frogfish Specialist course and we are proud to say that on one course dive in March, Daniel and his students saw 10 different frogfish species in one day! Not ten frogfish – ten species! Two of the highlights were a juvenile hispid frogfish, a rosy frogfish and the first sargassum fish in a year, a smaller than 1 cm juvenile.

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Wines at Atmosphere in the Philippines with head chef Denver Wickenhauser

With a dedicated wine cellar (situated in our in our Boutique), we pride ourselves in having a nice collection of wines from all over the world. However, we have just more than doubled our selection and can now offer more than 50 wines to our guests. From Italy and France in Europe, over to New Zeeland and Australia and then to Chile, Argentina, South Africa and California! Join us for a wine tasting at Atmosphere!

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