Location of Atmosphere in the Philippines
The Philippine archipelago comprises of over 7000 islands situated between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea. The vast coral fringed islands offer a truly memorable underwater experience to snorkelers and divers. Atmosphere on Negros Island is close to the city of Dumaguete, a bustling university town with an airport, several hospitals, shopping malls and other conveniences at hand. Atmosphere is located thirty minutes south of Dumaguete by car, by the coastal town of Dauin. The resort is close to the beautiful islands of Apo, Bohol, Siquijor and Cebu.
Getting to Atmosphere in the Philippines
There are many ways to arrive at Atmosphere – by plane, ferry or overland. We can help you by suggesting several domestic transportation options.
International and domestic flights usually depart from different terminals and as there is quite a distance between terminals, make sure to check flight details carefully and leave a lot of time between flights.
Cebu Pacific flies once or twice per day between Dumaguete and Cebu City, a 25 minute flight.
Atmosphere ‘Meet and Greet’ airport transfers are available in Manila and Cebu to take you from your arriving flight to your departing flight, as well as from your hotel to the check-in desk if you would like some assistance.
Once you land in Dumaguete/Sibulan airport, our shuttle will pick you up and the van ride to the resort takes around 45 minutes. It is complimentary and included in your room rate as long as you are on a regular flight. Please make sure to contact us 48 hours in advance to avail of a free shuttle service.
Negros Island can also be reached by road from Cebu City via a 4-5 hour car ride to the southern tip of Cebu Island, where ferries leave hourly all day until late in the evening. The ferry takes around 30 minutes and we will then pick you up and transfer you to Atmosphere, which will take about another hour.
Ferries also travel from Cebu City to Dumaguete and from Bohol to Dumaguete. The journey from Cebu to Dumaguete takes four hours with a short stop in the middle at Bohol Island.
Climate at Atmosphere in the Philippines
The climate of the Philippines is tropical, with moderate to high temperatures and moderate to high humidity. Typically, the Manila-region has two distinct seasons: the dry winter season which runs from December to June and the slightly wetter summer season running from July to November. Atmosphere in Dumaguete is located much further south and therefore has less distinct seasons with less rain and a longer dry period. The dry season brings moderate seas and on-shore breezes and the wetter season has glass-flat seas and minimal offshore winds. The coolest month falls in January and the hottest, in May.
Water temperatures vary between 26-30 degrees. There is usually no need to bring warmer clothes but a long sleeved garment can come in handy on windy or rainy evenings. For scuba diving, long wetsuits would be most comfortable during the winter; short suits are perfect during the summer.