Atmosphere Soup Kitchen ASK in Dumaguete receives a visit from CIS - the Chinese International School in Hong Kong

In October, we welcomed our yearly visit from a group of students from CIS – Chinese International School in Hong Kong. They came to Atmosphere Resort for a week of diving courses and excursions. This group comes every year, and during their stay they want the opportunity to give back to the local community through Atmosphere’s Soup Kitchen. Last year the teenagers sponsored paint and then painted the whole soup kitchen. This year they provided ASK with a thorough clean. They waxed the floor, wiped down the tables, chairs and walls and provided firewood for the daily cooking. They also …

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Turtles in Apo island near Atmosphere Resort in the Philippines

Sea turtles are undoubtedly one of the most popular animals in the ocean, especially considering they love warm water and can be found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. Whether snorkeling or diving, turtles are always a highlight of any trip. Sea turtles are built for the ocean. They have existed there for over 100 million years, so their bodies are perfectly streamlined for swimming. Unlike land turtles, sea turtles cannot retract their head into their shell. Being a reptile, turtles are air breathers, meaning they need to surface for air when they have to breathe and cannot breathe underwater, …

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