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The truth about the frogfish yawn

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…
Daniel Geary
16th March 2016
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KIDS scuba diving at Atmosphere with PADI

PADI Bubblemaker and Seal Team When you visit us here at Atmosphere Resorts, you don't have to be an adult to enjoy all of what we have to offer. Whether it's diving (including the PADI Bubblemaker Course and PADI Seal Team), drinking, the spa, or excursions, there are always kid-friendly options. We pride ourselves in our happy hour (and a half) with drink specials changing daily that include non-alcoholic beverages…
Daniel Geary
15th December 2015
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SNUPS (Splash-NUDI Underwater Photo Shootout)

This year I took part in my first underwater photography contest, the annual SNUPS (Splash-NUDI Underwater Photo Shootout) event that takes place here in the Philippines. This year we had enough people from Dumaguete/Dauin that wanted to participate that they gave us our own leg to compete against Anilao and Cebu/Malapascua. It's an amateur competition, so no professionals allowed! One great aspect of this competition is that it doesn't allow…
Daniel Geary
10th September 2015
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Into the Deep with Daniel

The ocean is a huge place, so big in fact that our planet is called the blue planet. We know by looking at a world map that the ocean takes up more space than land, but what about beneath the surface? According to Blue Planet Seas of Life, a BBC documentary, “Over 60% of our planet is covered by water more than a mile deep. The deep sea is the…
Daniel Geary
23rd August 2015