Mototi Blue Ringed Mimic Day Wonderpus Octopus. Octopus October at Atmosphere resort in the Philippines. Photos by Daniel Geary

Octopus October is officially in full swing. Every year we look forward to October because Cephalopods seem to infest the coast. This year they definitely got the message and have returned in full force! Although we found a Blue-ringed Octopus, Wonderpus, and five Flamboyant Cuttlefish on a dive in September, that was just a preview. Octopus October started on the first day of the month, with dive center manager Marco finding a Blue-Ringed octopus on the house reef which stayed around for a few days. Our current favorite dive site, Secret Corner, has exploded into life. We have encountered a …

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Asia Spa Awards 2016 - Atmosphere noiminated for Family Friendly Resort of the year

This is the third year that Asia Spa nominates our Sanctuary Spa to an award at the prestigious Asia Spa Awards. We have been nominated in the category “Family-Friendly Hotel/Resort of the Year” and we do of course hope to win the award at the glamorous award ceremony in Hong Kong in December. Created in 2005 to recognise the leaders in Asia’s dynamic industry, the prestigious accolade sets the benchmark for quality and innovation for spas in the region. Innovation and quality are integral to the Asia Spa Awards, whose intent is to give credit to the spas and properties …

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The Manjuyod sandbar - the maldives of the Philippines by Christian LeBlanc, Droneheroes and Atmosphere Resort

Did you see the movies by blogger Christian LeBlanc and Droneheroes.tv? Most people did and marveled at the spectacular Maldives-like footage of the sandbar nearby Atmosphere Resort. This insanely beautiful sandbar located less than 2 hours north of the resort has quickly become one of my favourite places to get away to. A peaceful paradise that seems a million miles away from everywhere, it’s like a dream world you can share with just your favourite people – you can hire a boat for your family and friends and you might be lucky to not see another soul all day! That …

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