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Meet Reiss – Our New Marine Biologist!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be working here at Atmosphere in our little slice of tropical paradise. Taking over the position of in-house marine biologist from Kirsty and “Dr. Frogfish” is never going to be easy, but I am definitely up for the challenge! I hope to meet many of you in person and I will be posting regularly on this blog, so prepare yourself for plenty of dive…
Reiss Bush
15th February 2024
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How I found my first popcorn shrimp!

Last month our marine biologist, Kirsty Richards, launched the new (and exclusive) PADI Critters Specialty course at Atmosphere. I’ve always loved collecting things, whether it is Polaroid photographs, Pokémon cards or PADI Specialties. When I discovered that at the end of this particular specialty, I’d be better able to find a spotted porcelain crab, or an ornate ghost pipefish – I was sold. Despite being in from the get-go, I…
Ulrika Kroon
4th November 2019
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Introducing the new PADI Critters Specialty!

We are incredibly excited to launch our new PADI Critters of Dauin specialty course! The incredible diversity of critters along Dauin’s coast has long been a well-kept secret. But not anymore. As the cat slowly gets teased out of the bag, we are launching the PADI Critters Specialty, unique to Atmosphere! Are you a diver who loves cryptic and colourful critters and would like to know more about what makes them…
Kirsty Richards
8th September 2019
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Our classroom just doubled in size!

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…
Becky Stanbridge
14th November 2017
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The History of Frogfish

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.…
Daniel Geary
19th September 2017