Blue-ringed octopus at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines - photo by Don Tan

I’ve been Atmosphere Resorts & Spa’s marine conservation biologist for 14 months now and I dive regularly. In fact, it’s unusual to see me with dry hair. Coming from a coral reef and megafauna (the BIG stuff) background, many of our critters I’ve excitedly encountered for the first time. However, there is one particular little 8-armed guy that I have yet to set my eyes on – the elusive (I recon “mythical”) greater blue-ringed octopus. Octopus can pop up at many of our dive sites. However, we have one particular site which, at certain times of the year, is your best bet …

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Our talented F&B team has taken Atmosphere dining to the next level with the opening of Breeze, a modern beach-side restaurant and bar. With an open show kitchen, guests will interact with the chefs, picking out the ingredients for their Asian Wok or selecting their local snapper for the grill. The purpose-built brick oven will be delivering the best pizzas on the coast and the selection of Asian and Western dishes that guests have come to love, has grown to include even more flavours of India, Thailand and of course The Philippines. We feel these pictures speak for themselves – …

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Dreaming of your own infinity pool? Our 8 new Premium Pool Suites are spacious (95 sqm) premium suite rooms for two guests, with added luxuries and details for extra comfort. With a large living space comprising of a sizeable bedroom and lounging area, this pool villa has a lovely semi-outdoor bathroom with double sinks, and a well-appointed terrace with a private pool (almost 20 sqm), you will certainly be sleeping in the lap of luxury. The Premium Pool Suites have a California King size bed and are designed for either double or twin occupancy, with the possibility of an additional …

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A popcorn shrimp in its mushroom coral, photo by Daniel Gearyat Atmosphere Resort Philippines

Last month our marine biologist, Kirsty Richards, launched the new (and exclusive) PADI Critters Specialty course at Atmosphere. I’ve always loved collecting things, whether it is Polaroid photographs, Pokémon cards or PADI Specialties. When I discovered that at the end of this particular specialty, I’d be better able to find a spotted porcelain crab, or an ornate ghost pipefish – I was sold. Despite being in from the get-go, I had to patiently wait my turn as the course has been an instant hit at Atmosphere. Marine Biology 101 One balmy October evening, we communed for the first part of …

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