Whale shark in Oslob Philippines with Atmosphere

In my role as Atmosphere’s Marine Biologist, a common question I get asked is “the whale sharks at Oslob, should we go even though they feed them?” My previous work involved researching shark diving, shark behaviour and, as one of my favourite things to do is dive with sharks, I feel I’m in a fair position to delve into a conversation about this potentially contentious subject with our guests. There are plenty of articles online about shark diving, and the feeding of whale sharks at Oslob in particular, many of them opinion pieces which may, or may not, utilise the …

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Corals of Apo Island benefits of the ocean

Not only does the sea promote good physical health, it can drastically improve your mental well being too. Certainly, the waves and smell of the salt air are great for relaxation. But the beach itself provides some subtle health benefits. So, what are they?   Soaking in Sea Minerals Swimming in the sea gives you a full body workout, improves circulation, and increases your immune system function. Studies have shown that the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in seawater are detoxifying and help to pull impurities from the body and skin. Salt water can also inhibit bacterial growth and skin infections. Did you …

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Atmosphere Resorts - Fitness Awards

We have long been proud of our friendly and experienced Fitness staff – but this month Joel and Louie have outdone themselves to our great delight. Louie is our mountain bike guide with many years of competitive cycling under his belt and we are proud to say that he won an enduring 25km uphill bike race in the elite category. The race was held on 16th June and he was in fierce competition with 20 other cyclists. Joel, our Personal Trainer, took part in a grueling Spartan race on June 16 in Cebu, where he and his team mate completed the race in 2 …

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Aerial view of Atmosphere and Mount Talinis

Mount Talinis, nicknamed locally “Cuernos de Negros” (Horns of Negros) is the picturesque, double peaked volcano you see rising up behind Atmosphere Resorts.  Our mountain, blanketed with thick, thriving jungle is located in Valencia, west of Dumaguete City.  The giant tropical plants and trees are well-fed from the humid down pours that engulf the peaks almost daily. Although considered dormant, Mount Talinis still has active fumaroles (open vents through which hot sulfurous gases emerge.) Plus various sulphuric and hot springs across the volcano.  It’s unknown when the last volcanic eruption occured but an increase in fumarolic activity was observed after (and probably …

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Mountain biking at Atmosphere Resort, Dauin, Dumaguete, Philippines

In line with our rapidly expanding Fitness activities, we now have several mountain bikes – and an experienced cycling guide to go with them! We offer scenic trails traversing the stunning mountainside behind the resort, and the numerous trails and tours can be short and easy, long and demanding and everything in-between. What they all have in common are the fabulous views and exciting rides in the jungle, through rivers and villages. Ask for Louie on your next visit for a great mountain bike experience.

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