Typhoon Haiyan - Thank you for helping us help!

First we would like to say that Atmosphere had a lucky escape from Typhoon Haiyan and so did most of the island. We had dark skies, rain and a strong breeze resulting in some cancelled flights and boat dives, but no damage and we are very grateful that our guests were so understanding of the situation. Luckily for us, it did not get worse than this outside Atmosphere… The storm that spared us did however leave immense damage on other islands. We asked ourselves how we could help and we decided to use some of our Gives Forward funds for …

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Here she is! New Resort Manager Rae with fellow colleagues Adam and Ulrika

…and it is not food! Most of you know Rae Collins as the Spa Manager, Yoga Teacher or the former Dive Centre Manager. Having assumed a variety of roles as a manager at Atmosphere, there was almost only one challenge left for Rae… Having always ‘held fort’ for Matt and Gabrielle Holder whilst they were on their annual holidays, it was only natural to ask Rae to take over the daily running of the resort, when the Holders decided to let go of the day to day matters, using that time instead to drive Atmosphere forward. Many of you may …

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The mothers at the Atmosphere Soup Kitchen showing off their Piggy Bank

On a recent visit to the Atmosphere Soup Kitchen (ASK) with resort guests Emma and Lexie from California, we once again had the opportunity to admire the ingenuity of the people living around the dump site in Candau-ay. The Atmosphere Soup Kitchen is a part of our Gives Forward program. It opened in June 2011 and we feed 85 kids five days a week. Why? The main objective is to keep these kids going to school. They live in an impoverished area near the Dumaguete dump site where kids would otherwise spend their time looking for things to sell on …

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The Atmosphere Dive Team, ready to swim to Apo Island The Atmosphere Dive Team, ready to swim to Apo Island

If you have visited Atmosphere’s website, facebook, twitter or the actual resort during the last month, you can’t have missed out on us completing the Project Aware Finathon. The Atmosphere Dive Team swam from the resort to Apo Island and back – a distance of 20 km, management swam 2 km each, our kids at ONE International School swam 1160 meters in the pool and we all had a fabulous day. Under our joint PADI IDC venture “Instructor Development Philippines” together with Liquid Dumaguete, we all together clocked over 100 km in total! What is the Finathon? Like a swimathon, …

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Sail’s up – join us on the Siren

Cruising through the Visayas, the S/Y Philippines Siren stopped by Atmosphere Resorts and raised her blue sails on July 8. What a perfect photo opportunity on such a gorgeous day! If you want to combine your stay at Atmosphere with a week on any of the Siren luxury dive live-aboards of Worldwide Dive and Sail, contact us! The S/Y Philippine Siren is an obvious favourite, as guests could either enjoy the best of the Visayas both from land and onboard the live-aboard or chose one of the other itineraries in the Philippines such as Tubbataha or Coron & Anilao. However, …

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