Whale shark in Oslob Philippines with AtmosphereExcursionsUnderwater Sightings

Swimming with whale sharks at Oslob: To go or not to go?

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…
Kirsty Richards
25th March 2019
Corals of Apo Island benefits of the oceanExcursionsSpa & Wellness

Beach Life Benefits

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…
Becky Stanbridge
17th July 2018
Atmosphere Resorts - Fitness AwardsExcursionsNews

Our awarded fitness instructors!

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…
Becky Stanbridge
29th June 2018
Aerial view of Atmosphere and Mount TalinisExcursionsUncategorised

Horns of Negros

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. View from Mount Talinis on a clear day looking back to Apo Island. Photo…
Becky Stanbridge
23rd June 2018
Mountain biking at Atmosphere Resort, Dauin, Dumaguete, PhilippinesExcursionsNews

New to Atmosphere: Mountain Biking

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…
Becky Stanbridge
12th February 2018