Our generation has become accustomed to crazy lifestyle routines and our body often gets neglected. We all want to give 100% in our work, while trying to maintain the work life balance of letting our hair down and having a few cocktails on the weekend. A full body cleanse is a great option to hit the reset button and fully rejuvenate, giving it the TLC it deserves. Toxins can enter our body a number of ways, whether it’s through direct contact with harmful substances even just through stress, lack of sleep or poor diet. There are many benefits to detox …

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Crazy Crabs

Muck diving has a lot of weird and wonderful critters, but my favorite critters (besides frogfish) are the ones that really go above and beyond when it comes to taking advantage of the environment. Its one thing to change color or simply look like your surroundings, but there are a few crazy crabs I want to highlight that really get their money’s worth from the environment. There are many species of crabs, including hermit crabs, that utilize their environment as camouflage. They don’t just blend in with their surroundings, they become their surroundings. They will remove plant material, hydroids, anemones, …

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Eco Resort, Philippines

At Atmosphere we believe it is so important to look after our environment. Especially if we want our future generations to appreciate our beautiful dive sites. Witnessing our flourishing schools of fish and Apo’s incredible coral reefs on a daily basis is a privilege. Did you know one billion people in the world today rely on fishing from coral reefs for their main source of protein and livelihood? A lot of those people are in the Philippines. Wherever you are in the world I’m sure you have been effected by increasing extreme weather patterns. Unfortunately it is places like the Philippines …

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Nemo's Biggest lie, Marine Biology, Daniel Geary, Atmosphere Resorts, Dumaguete Philippines

Finding Nemo – A Marine Biologist’s View As a marine biologist, one of the problems I have while watching movies that involve the ocean is that I see mistakes that many people don’t realize are there. Even though they don’t really affect the movie, they still bother me. One of my favorite instances of one of these mistakes is in “The Beach.” There is a shark attack in a shallow, secluded cove and the culprit appears to be a mako shark. Although not impossible, this species is usually found in deeper water and it would have been more appropriate to …

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Reflexology foot massage at Atmosphere Resorts, Dumaguete Philippines

The Sanctuary Spa at Atmosphere introduced reflexology to their extensive list of treatments a few months back. As a frequent client in our local massage parlor I took advantage to try out the new exciting treatment. I was lucky enough to get a slot with one of our skilled therapists and let me tell you, I am now a convert. Let me explain the benefits of a reflexology foot massage through the eyes of a receiver. Reflexology is a type of health therapy used to correspond with internal organs through stimulating pressure points in the feet and hands. It is known …

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