English-language ESL summer camps at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines

Do you have kids between the ages of 8-16 who want to learn better English? Do you want to spend some time at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa this summer whilst your kids are at ESL camp just minutes away? Then this is your opportunity to combine them both! ONE International School on Atmosphere’s premises is offering 3 fun and educational summer camps in July and August with qualified teachers – and with enough free time for your kids to spend time with family, maybe with a bit of diving, snorkeling or mountain biking? ONE International School Philippines is a modern …

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Palau on the Palau Siren liveaboard with Atmosphere

Cruising through the Visayas, the S/Y Philippine Siren of Worldwide Dive & Sail often stop by Atmosphere Resorts for some cocktails and a chance for the diving guests to feel some solid ground under their feet. Every year, Atmosphere will charter one of the Siren Fleet liveaboard ships for an exotic dive destination and we absolutely love for you to come with us. Palau and Tubbataha are our favorite trips! Philippine Siren to Tubbataha The next trip will be on the Philippine Siren on May 23, when we set sail in Tubbataha National Park in the Sulu sea. This is the first …

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shaun the sheep nudibranch

Unless you are a scientist, you are probably familiar with common names when describing a type animal, like CLOWNFISH or TIGER. Sometimes, names are more specific, like Tomato Clownfish or Sumatran Tiger, describing only one species. Occasionally these common names overlap and two different species have the same name. How confusing! How can a scientist differentiate between them using only the common name? The answer is that every animal has a scientific name. Latin is the preferred language for scientific names and is the standard among all animals, so it doesn’t matter what language the scientists speak or where they …

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One of the cutest, and most awkward, fish in the ocean is the yellow boxfish – specifically the juvenile. We have plenty of them in Dauin and usually have a few residents that live on the house reef. They’re not the most graceful, but they’re always great fun to watch. The yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a common sighting throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with some in the Atlantic Ocean, although concentrated in the south eastern areas. They can grow to a maximum size of around 30-40 cm. These fish are indeed box shaped, hence the name, but are …

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twin lakes - lake Balinsasayao

We’re so lucky to live on the beautiful volcanic island of Negros, with so many untouched natural sights to discover. One of these gems is Lake Balinsasayao and Lake Danao. AKA The Twin Lakes Natural Park. These beauties are hidden deep in the jungle of the Talinis mountain range, an hour and a half north of Atmosphere. Balinsasayao and Danao are a set of volcanic crater lakes separated by a narrow ridge with a watch tower overlooking a gorgeous view of both lakes. At over 800 metres above sea level the drive up to the lakes is incredibly scenic with …

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