CrittersDivingPADI CoursesUncategorised

How I found my first popcorn shrimp!

Last month our marine biologist, Kirsty Richards, launched the new (and exclusive) PADI Critters Specialty course at Atmosphere. I’ve always loved collecting things, whether it is Polaroid photographs, Pokémon cards or PADI Specialties. When I discovered that at the end of this particular specialty, I’d be better able to find a spotted porcelain crab, or an ornate ghost pipefish – I was sold. Despite being in from the get-go, I…
Ulrika Kroon
4th November 2019
PADI Instructor Development

A one of a kind PADI IDC

In December 2018, I started to plan for my PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course). After living in Shanghai for 14 years, working in marketing & PR for 8 years and daydreaming of island diving life for 4 years, I knew it was time to change. And doing my IDC was how to start it. I asked a few dive instructor friends from Malaysia and Indonesia, and they all pointed to…
layla
10th July 2019
padi sidemount at atmosphere resorts in dauin philippinesPADI Courses

Are two tanks better than one?

Have you seen any fellow divers recently, carrying one or two tanks by their side instead of on the back? If you have, they were sidemount divers. Previously only seen on tech divers, sidemount has become increasingly popular among recreational divers and is now a PADI Specialty Course or can be done as an Adventure Dive on the PADI Advanced or Adventure dive course. The idea behind sidemount is pretty…
Atmosphere Resorts
24th October 2014
Sail’s up – join us on the SirenTrips

Sail’s up – join us on the Siren

Cruising through the Visayas, the S/Y Philippines Siren stopped by Atmosphere Resorts and raised her blue sails on July 8. What a perfect photo opportunity on such a gorgeous day! If you want to combine your stay at Atmosphere with a week on any of the Siren luxury dive live-aboards of Worldwide Dive and Sail, contact us! The S/Y Philippine Siren is an obvious favourite, as guests could either enjoy…
Ulrika Kroon
8th July 2013
Critters

Teaching new divers to respect our Critters

The joy of imparting your passion for the underwater world is fulfilled by creating new, responsible and environmentally aware scuba divers. As a PADI instructor, teaching entry level scuba courses is very crucial because this is when you make a difference as to how people will view scuba diving, change misconceptions if they have any, and influence their behavior underwater. I just certified my first divers Laurie and Craig at…
Atmosphere Resorts
26th June 2013