The Yellow Boxfish Bionic car

One of the cutest, and most awkward, fish in the ocean is the yellow boxfish – specifically the juvenile. We have plenty of them in Dauin and usually have a few residents that live on the house reef. They're not the most graceful, but they're always great fun to watch. Baby Yellow Boxfish The yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a common sighting throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with some…
Daniel Geary
10th February 2018
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Two “New” Frogfish!

I saw my first frogfish six years ago in Malapascua, Philippines. It was a giant frogfish, black of course, and I called it grumpy fish. I thought it was cool, and that was that. Fast forward a year later, this time in Oslob one island over, and I found my first frogfish on my own, this time a giant purple one. That was the exact moment I fell in love…
Daniel Geary
8th January 2018
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The Best of Cephalopod Season

Critter life is quite seasonal here in Dauin. Whether its water temperature, wind, changes in underwater habitat, or other environmental factors, there are clear patterns and trends when it comes to fish and other critters. We love October here at Atmosphere because, not only is it octopus and cephalopod season, but it also has a nice ring to it – Octopus October. Truth be told, Octopus October is not entirely…
Daniel Geary
4th January 2018
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Tremendous Tubbataha

As the largest Marine Protected Area in the Philippines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tubbataha Natural Reefs Park is a dream destination for any experienced scuba diver. It is situated in western Philippines in the middle of the Sulu Sea. Far from neighbouring Negros, Mindanao and Palawan islands it is only accessible for divers via liveaboard boats for up to a week at a time. This gorgeous and diverse…
Becky Stanbridge
20th December 2017
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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