MarinelifeNewsScuba Diving

A record-breaking season for Frogfish courses with Daniel

PADI Specialty courses are a great way to learn specific scuba skills and when Atmosphere's marine biologist Daniel Geary suggested that he writes his own PADI distinctive specialty course, we knew immediately what it was going to be about. Being an avid fan of frogfish, Daniel wrote the Frogfish Specialist course - and after PADI's approval, it has proven to be a very successful course, in part because of Daniel's passion for…
Becky Stanbridge
15th May 2018
Rhinopia in Dauin Dumaguete Philippines at Atmosphere ResortsMarinelifeNewsUnderwater Sightings

Well hello there… Rhinopia!

After a couple of weeks of rumors in the area, we can confirm with these awesome shots by Atmosphere's marine biologist Daniel Geary that we do indeed have Rhinopia here in Dauin. Still a baby, this weedy rhinopia (Rhinopias frondosa) hopefully has many friends around. We also hope that he or she will find a nice colored sponge or coral to sit next to and take on a  bit of color…
Daniel Geary
6th May 2018
Palau on the Palau Siren liveaboard with AtmosphereDive travelScuba Diving

Join us on the Palau Siren liveaboard

Cruising through the Visayas, the S/Y Philippine Siren of Worldwide Dive & Sail often stop by Atmosphere Resorts for some cocktails and a chance for the diving guests to feel some solid ground under their feet. Every year, Atmosphere will charter one of the Siren Fleet liveaboard ships for an exotic dive destination and we absolutely love for you to come with us. Palau and Tubbataha are our favorite trips! Philippine Siren…
Ulrika Kroon
8th April 2018
shaun the sheep nudibranchMarinelifeUnderwater Sightings

Pokemon, Donald Duck & David Hasselhoff – as Critters!

Unless you are a scientist, you are probably familiar with common names when describing a type animal, like CLOWNFISH or TIGER. Sometimes, names are more specific, like Tomato Clownfish or Sumatran Tiger, describing only one species. Occasionally these common names overlap and two different species have the same name. How confusing! How can a scientist differentiate between them using only the common name? The answer is that every animal has…
Ulrika Kroon
8th March 2018