Atmosphere PADI Diving courses classroom enlargement

In preparation for bigger and better PADI Instructor courses, Atmosphere now has a much larger and upgraded classroom. In exactly the same spot as before, situated behind The Sanctuary Shala, it cleverly looks almost the same from the outside but makes all the difference inside. It now fits an astounding 32 students – as opposed to just 16 – and includes a huge 65” TV, two whiteboards, a kitchenette and a small refrigerator for refreshments.

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Although frogfish are relatively well known critters to divers in the Indo-Pacific, photographers, and muck divers, that has not always been the case. Stories of frogfish and their accompanying drawings and sketches have existed for hundreds of years, with encounters spanning the globe. The first ever documented frogfish encounter comes from Brazil. At some point before 1630, a drawing was given to the director of the Dutch West India Company. A woodcut was made from this drawing, and that woodcut was published in 1633. The first documented frogfish from the Indo-Pacific was in 1696. A ship captain in Western Australia …

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A schedule packed full of diving

It has been diving galore this month as Instructors Don, Lor, Daniel and Lauren have all been very busy with numerous PADI courses. Guests Immo and Luci both completed their Open Water Courses mid August. Our Marine Biologist Daniel helped guest Katherine complete her Rescue Course on the same week. Lauren was in charge of a number of DSD’s in English and French over the last couple of weeks and a kids Bubblemaker course with 9 year old Sara last week. This week Don is doing DSD’s for Filipino couple Fene and Roy and Lor is teaching one of our …

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padi sidemount at atmosphere resorts in dauin philippines

Have you seen any fellow divers recently, carrying one or two tanks by their side instead of on the back? If you have, they were sidemount divers. Previously only seen on tech divers, sidemount has become increasingly popular among recreational divers and is now a PADI Specialty Course or can be done as an Adventure Dive on the PADI Advanced or Adventure dive course. The idea behind sidemount is pretty logical; One benefit is that the weight of the cylinders on land is in-line with the spine, unlike back mounted cylinders which cause the diver to lean forward to keep …

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