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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Clownfish - False Clown Anemonefish by Ulrika Kroon Atmopshere Resort Dauin Dumaguete Philippines

With the movie “Finding Nemo”, the clownfish leaped to instant fame. Cute, colorful and with a distinctive personality, they are hard to miss on the coral reef. Believe it or not, there are actually thirty different species of clownfish including the “false clown anemonefish”, the species that our friend Nemo belongs to. Clownfish are a type of damselfish and are also referred to as anemonefish, due to the fact that they live in anemones. There are ten different species of anemones that are hosts to clownfish, with some clownfish only found in one species while others can be found in all …

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Join Atmosphere Resort on one of our Siren liveaboards with Worldwide Dive & Sail

With the Atmosphere Resorts & Spa yearly liveaboard trip coming up next week, I thought it would be good to take a look back at our last liveaboard trip on the S/Y Indo Siren to Raja Ampat. Each year, Atmosphere charters one of Worldwide Dive and Sail’s liveaboards to take our guests somewhere different that then the Filipino paradise they are used to. We have been to Palau, to Komodo, to Raja Ampat and now back to Palau again. Raja Ampat was my first time on a liveaboard and it was amazing. Even though I only saw two frogfish (my …

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