CrittersDivingPADI Courses

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
Giant frogfish perched near a mooring blockCritters

Frogfish – an Atmosphere favourite

Of all the critters on the Dauin coast, there is one that definitely stands out as a favorite of many divers and that is the frogfish. Whether the size of a grain of rice or a dinner plate, we never get tired of seeing them here at Atmosphere. Frogfish are one of the most interesting critters in the ocean and come in every shape, size, and color imaginable. We have…
Daniel Geary
20th August 2014
Critters in Muck at Atmosphere ResortCritters

The (almost) complete guide to muck diving

What is muck diving? Why would you want to dive in muck? Don't you like coral? These are some of the questions that many divers are asked when they bring up muck diving in conversation. Some people are turned off by the idea simply because of the name without actually realizing what muck diving is. To us here at Atmosphere, muck diving is an absolutely amazing game of hide-and-go-seek where…
Daniel Geary
26th May 2014
Green sea turtles - a favorite at AtmosphereUnderwater Sightings

Green sea turtles – a favorite at Atmosphere

Green sea turtles are a favorite of many people, divers and non-divers alike. They are truly graceful creatures, always a lot of fun to swim with underwater, and at Atmosphere, we are very lucky to have an abundance of Green sea turtles at Apo Island and even here along the Dauin coast. They are found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. Like other marine turtles, the females crawl on land…
Daniel Geary
27th April 2014
Apo Island - a diver and snorkeler ParadiseExcursions

Apo Island – a diver and snorkeler Paradise

Although Dauin is mainly visited by 'muck divers,' there is a great opportunity for reef diving only 20 minutes away at Apo Island. It is a stark contrast to the diving along the Dauin coast nearby Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, but you cannot compare the two because of how different they are. Although some critters are found at both places, such as sea kraits and sea turtles, Apo Island also…
Daniel Geary
27th April 2014