DivingEcounderwater photo

Life in LEGO

In September last year (2019) our in-house Marine Biologist, Kirsty, was involved in an international photography project with award-winning photographer Dean West and acclaimed LEGO sculptor Nathan Sawaya. Life in LEGO  The initial 2013 project “In Pieces” combined Sawaya’s life-size LEGO sculptures with West’s hyper-realistic photography and was exhibited in 14 countries around the world. In 2019 they joined forces once again to use their unique creativity to highlight the…
Kirsty Richards
9th February 2020
Kids snorkeling with turtle at Apo island by Daniel GearyTripsUnderwater Sightings

Why are there so many sea turtles in Apo Island?

Although Dauin is known around the world for its amazing muck diving, tourism here started for a completely different reason – reef diving and sea turtles. Situated about a 30 minute boat ride from Atmosphere, Apo Island was the original destination for tourists visiting Dauin and Dumaguete in Negros Oriental. It was only after this tourism started that the muck diving here was discovered. In 1985, Apo Island was declared…
Daniel Geary
1st September 2016
Kid's Cove

Atmosphere – We are Family

When you visit us here at Atmosphere Resorts, you don't have to be an adult to enjoy all of what we have to offer. Whether it's diving, the spa, yoga or excursions, there are always kid-friendly options. We pride ourselves in our happy hour (and a half) with drink specials changing daily that include non-alcoholic beverages for those who don't drink alcohol or are too young. When it comes to…
Daniel Geary
24th June 2015
turtle in apo island with atmosphere resortCritters

Ten terrific turtle facts

Although the Dauin Coast is a must-visit place for muck divers (with sea turtles!), don't forget about our little neighbor Apo Island. Besides the amazing coral and numerous fish, the usual favorites of our divers are the many sea turtles that make Apo Island their home. With no known predators in the area, many of them are not scared of us and sometimes even swim with us for a few…
Daniel Geary
5th January 2015
Octopus OctoberCritters

Octopus October

Since I started working here in March, every month of diving at Atmosphere has been awesome, not only because of the guests and staff but also because of the amazing critters. That being said, for me personally, October has been exceptional. We have had many unique sightings this month and many guests have finally seen a desired critter for the first time, including the elusive Harlequin Shrimp! We are still…
Daniel Geary
29th October 2014