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The ultimate guide to macro photography

Beneath the sparkling turquoise waters of the Philippine’s Dauin coast, a unique community of tiny critters is thriving. Just meters from Atmosphere Resort’s peaceful shoreline, this intriguing ecosystem draws divers and underwater photographers from across the globe. Dauin and the Dumaguete area are a mecca for muck divers, and here at Atmosphere, we are perfectly situated to cater to the most experienced macro enthusiasts. However, we also offer a range…
Atmosphere Resorts
1st September 2020
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
CrittersDiving

The Humble Sea Cucumber

The humble sea cucumber is not a marine creature which gets a lot of love. Although, spend a few minutes reading up on them and you’ll discover they’re quite the creature with plenty of hidden secrets! Closely related to starfish within the group “Echinoderms”, sea cucumbers have diverged from the 5 fold symmetry of a starfish to a single, cucumber-like, body. With over 1,250 different species, sea cucumbers can be…
Kirsty Richards
20th May 2019
Rhinopia in Dauin Dumaguete Philippines at Atmosphere ResortsCrittersNewsUnderwater 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
English-language ESL summer camps at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa PhilippinesNews

English-language ESL Summer Camps at Atmosphere Resort

Do you have kids between the ages of 8-16 who want to learn better English? Do you want to spend some time at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa this summer whilst your kids are at ESL camp just minutes away? Then this is your opportunity to combine them both! ONE International School on Atmosphere's premises is offering 3 fun and educational summer camps in July and August with qualified teachers -…
Ulrika Kroon
1st May 2018