Fluoro Diving for the New Year

How can you turn black into glowing yellows, oranges, reds, blues and greens? By doing what we call fluoro diving at night… Many divers have a preference as to what kind of diving they enjoy, whether it is wreck diving, drift diving, muck diving, or even night diving, just to name a few. All of these are great ways to have a completely different dive experience. Night diving is unique because, even if you were at the same site earlier in the day, you can usually spot many of the different nocturnal animals that were hidden, such as some of …

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Dive Site of the Week - Richards Point

One of the most requested dive sites from Atmosphere’s diving guests is definitely Richard’s Point. This dive site is full of life from the minute we enter the water to the deepest part of the dive. No guest has left Richard’s Point without a huge smile! So what is it like to dive there, you ask? Let me take you through a typical dive here. Once we enter the water and drop down to around five meters, we are in a sandy area with some scattered sea grass beds. We usually find a few seahorses within the first few minutes …

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Divemaster Richard, between his favorite frogfish and the scarier Finding Nemo version

It was December 2010 when, like a new lone gunman, Richard appeared in the Atmosphere Dive Center having heard that they were in need of a freelance Divemaster that day. For those of you who have dived here, we could say that the rest is history. King Richard, as he is known amongst our Atmosphere guests, is a stalwart within the dive team and well known on the Dauin coast as one of the best spotters of critters and creatures within our oceans. He loves the challenge of finding smaller, rarer, more obscure creatures and after speaking with him it …

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Victoria AFTER dry dock

When we – the Atmosphere management with me, Adam, as the new dive center manager – sent our beautiful dive vessel Victoria to her yearly dry dock, we decided on some drastic changes… If you have been to the Philippines, then you will no doubt have encountered their traditional style of boat – the banka. This might conjure up images of wealth and prosperity but in this case, it is more about simplicity and ergonomics. A banka has a single hull supported by outriggers on either side which are usually made of bamboo but sometimes solid wood depending on which …

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