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Dive Into Frogfish February at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa!

Welcome to frogfish February at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa. Now is the perfect time for diving enthusiasts to witness the captivating world of frogfish in the pristine waters of Dauin, Philippines. Frogfish February has been given its name for a reason – because frogfish are extremely abundant! As the waters of Dauin come alive with these unique creatures, we invite you to join us on a journey to discover the…
Reiss Bush
1st February 2024
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The ultimate guide to macro photography

Beneath the sparkling turquoise waters of the Philippine’s Dauin coast, a unique community of tiny critters is thriving. Just meters from Atmosphere Resort’s peaceful shoreline, this intriguing ecosystem draws divers and underwater photographers from across the globe. Dauin and the Dumaguete area are a mecca for muck divers, and here at Atmosphere, we are perfectly situated to cater to the most experienced macro enthusiasts. However, we also offer a range…
Atmosphere Resorts
1st September 2020
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Atmosphere Marine Sanctuary – more than just a house reef!

Our house reef was featured in DIVER magazine this February!  We think this is well deserved as the incredible variety of marine life found just meters from the resort tempts our guests back under the waves for more than just a single check dive. Grab a cup of tea and come with us as we lead you around the marine sanctuary… Life on our house reef Take a few steps…
Kirsty Richards
29th February 2020
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The (kinky) tale of love in the ocean

It’s Valentines Day! On land many couples will be celebrating with chocolates, roses, a romantic dinner, and a little bit of…  Beneath the waves, things are done a little differently; sex changing fish, penis fencing, and consuming your mate - making our human antics look pretty mundane! Innocent little Nemo? Of all the world’s animals, fish are the most ‘sexually fluid’, switching from male to female (protandrous), or female to male…
Kirsty Richards
12th February 2020
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12 Critters of Christmas

In the countdown to Christmas, Atmosphere is celebrating the incredible diversity of amazing critter species we can find along Dauin’s coastline! Here are some of our favourite critters … 1. The ambon scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis) This sedentary scorpionfish is top of the list for many muck divers. To enhance its camouflaging abilities it gathers drifting algae, making it incredibly difficult to spot. Then, once it has had enough, it sheds…
Kirsty Richards
24th December 2019