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Come with Atmosphere to Tubbataha on the Philippine Siren liveaboard

The isolated reefs of Tubbataha in the Sulu sea attract sharks, whale sharks and rays. the shallow reef tops are teeming with colourful reef fish and turtles. In April 2020 and May 2021, Atmosphere has chartered 3 liveaboards of the Siren fleet of Worldwide Dive & Sail and we are excited to take you to the UNESCO World Heritage site Tubbataha for some of the world's best diving. Atmosphere previously…
Ulrika Kroon
21st September 2019
MarinelifePADI CoursesScuba Diving

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
MarinelifeUnderwater Sightings

Finding Nemo(s) – the Anemonefish of Dauin

Among the shrimp, frogfish and octopus of Dauin’s coastline, you can find a plethora of anemonefish/clownfish (same, same). We don’t just have one, two, or three, but at least seven different species of this characterful and famous little fish! Found within the fleshy tentacles of 10 species of anemone, anemonefish spend their whole lives in the vicinity of their host. Their relationship is win-win (technical term = obligatory symbionts). In…
Kirsty Richards
29th August 2019
IDC

A one of a kind PADI IDC

In December 2018, I started to plan for my PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course). After living in Shanghai for 14 years, working in marketing & PR for 8 years and daydreaming of island diving life for 4 years, I knew it was time to change. And doing my IDC was how to start it. I asked a few dive instructor friends from Malaysia and Indonesia, and they all pointed to…
layla
10th July 2019
MarinelifeScuba Diving

The Humble Sea Cucumber

The humble sea cucumber is not a marine creature which gets a lot of love. Although, spend a few minutes reading up on them and you’ll discover they’re quite the creature with plenty of hidden secrets! Closely related to starfish within the group “Echinoderms”, sea cucumbers have diverged from the 5 fold symmetry of a starfish to a single, cucumber-like, body. With over 1,250 different species, sea cucumbers can be…
Kirsty Richards
20th May 2019