Beach clean-up at Atmosphere Philippines

We regularly conduct beach cleans here at Atmosphere. As 15th – 22nd September was Project AWARE week and Saturday 21st was International Coastal Clean-up Day, we stepped things up a gear. Diving against debris Seven divers, including our PADI Regional Training Consultant Pam, sunk beneath the surface of our house reef to Dive Against Debris. Even Oli, our Dive Centre Manager, donned a wetsuit (this never happens!). After searching for 60 minutes we collected just 8 pieces of trash – a good problem to have! Hitting the beach Our beach clean-up proved a little more fruitful with 20 staff collecting …

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English-language ESL summer camps at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines

Do you have kids between the ages of 8-16 who want to learn better English? Do you want to spend some time at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa this summer whilst your kids are at ESL camp just minutes away? Then this is your opportunity to combine them both! ONE International School on Atmosphere’s premises is offering 3 fun and educational summer camps in July and August with qualified teachers – and with enough free time for your kids to spend time with family, maybe with a bit of diving, snorkeling or mountain biking? ONE International School Philippines is a modern …

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SMURFs are actually mesh baskets used to research baby fish From April until June, the Atmosphere Resort house reef will be used as a research site to study baby fish. This research project is run by marine biologists from Curtin University in Perth (Australia). To study baby fish, we are using “SMURFs”. SMURFs stand for “Standard Monitoring Unit for Recruitment of Fishes”. They are mesh-baskets filled with pebbles, sand or rubbish. The baskets are placed in the ocean for 9 days per session. At the end of each session, we collect the baskets to see which baby fish were attracted …

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The Secrets of Tropical Gardening

The After-Dinner Gardening Book by Richard W. Langer was one of my favorite books back home in Southern Finland. The book is an urban gardening guide telling the author’s quest to grow tropical fruits indoors in New York City. Deeply inspired by the book, I also tried, with ever changing success, to grow avocados, mangos, pineapples and lemons in my studio apartment in the middle of Helsinki city. I controlled temperature and humidity with different plastic foil structures around my window garden to create tropical mini climate and experimented with different soil combinations and DIY watering systems that were supposed …

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The Blue Planet

Have you ever wondered how important the ocean is to life on Earth? How exactly we impact the health of the ocean and its inhabitants? What we can do to help minimize that impact? If you have never thought of these questions before, then it’s time that you do! Our planet is called the “Blue Planet” because of our ocean and how important it is to life on earth. If you look at a globe or a world map, it is mainly blue. This is because roughly 71% of the earth is covered by water. If you take into account …

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