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Dive Centre Manager, Atmosphere Resorts, Philippines

The newest addition to the Atmosphere Team is Oliver “Oli” Watkins. Who has taken the helm as Dive Centre Manager in August. Oli is used to working with a big team, after many years of teaching diving, captaining boats, running dive centers and guiding all over the world. Most recently in the Cayman Islands. Originally British but with fluent German and conversational French, he fits Atmosphere like a glove! Hoping to run the dive centre like a well-oiled machine. Oli occasionally has time to go diving though and loves seeing things he hasn’t see before – which shouldn’t be too difficult …

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Victoria AFTER dry dock

When we – the Atmosphere management with me, Adam, as the new dive center manager – sent our beautiful dive vessel Victoria to her yearly dry dock, we decided on some drastic changes… If you have been to the Philippines, then you will no doubt have encountered their traditional style of boat – the banka. This might conjure up images of wealth and prosperity but in this case, it is more about simplicity and ergonomics. A banka has a single hull supported by outriggers on either side which are usually made of bamboo but sometimes solid wood depending on which …

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