Whale shark in Oslob Philippines with AtmosphereExploreUnderwater Sightings

Swimming with whale sharks at Oslob: To go or not to go?

In my role as Atmosphere’s Marine Biologist, a common question I get asked is “the whale sharks at Oslob, should we go even though they feed them?” My previous work involved researching shark diving, shark behaviour and, as one of my favourite things to do is dive with sharks, I feel I’m in a fair position to delve into a conversation about this potentially contentious subject with our guests. There…
Kirsty Richards
25th March 2019
christmas critters of dauinMarinelifeScuba Diving

Christmas Critters of Dauin

Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) Aptly named to be at the top of our list, Christmas tree worms are a type of tube-building polychaete worm. Their multicoloured (and tree-like) spiral tentacles can be seen poking out of holes they’ve board into corals and are used to catch passing prey which is then passed down into their mouths. Popular with photographers, these brightly coloured underwater Christmas trees will disappear in front…
Kirsty Richards
25th December 2018
Marine Biologist Dauin PhilippinesAtmosphere StaffScuba DivingSustainabilityUnderwater Sightings

“Wanna move to the Philippines?!” – Sure!

"Congratulations!! I am happy to let you know that we have chosen you for the position!!!” - The email I received from Julia (Atmosphere’s HR Manager) at 3:30am one July morning. Four long, dark winters in London and the prospect of a 5th approaching quickly was enough to easily tempt me back to the tropics. 7 weeks later I was walking back across the green lawns of Atmosphere as their new…
Kirsty Richards
13th December 2018
new speedboat at atmosphere resortsNewsScuba Diving

New speedboat – a very warm welcome to Kay

We are excited to present to you the newest addition to our fleet – our new speedboat Kay. Very similar to Eve, our trusted 10 meter/30 feet speedboat, she can take up to 10 divers passengers to any of the dive sites along the Dauin coast within 15 minutes. With some added luxuries such as plush cushioned seats, we think that she perfectly fits the Atmosphere Fleet!
Becky Stanbridge
2nd July 2018
Liveaboard at TubbatahaDive travelNewsScuba Diving

Among sharks and manta rays in Tubbataha national park

Each year, the Atmosphere team charters a live-aboard from the Siren Fleet to a destination that we think our previous Atmosphere guests would enjoy. This May, the Atmosphere team with Ulrika Kroon, Adam Detre and Saila Kitola hosted a trip on-board the S/Y Philippine Siren to Tubbataha, a famous remote marine park in the Sulu Sea. They had a wonderful trip and look forward to returning to Tubbataha in April of 2020. Contact us if you would…
Becky Stanbridge
4th June 2018