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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 plight of endangered species and habitat destruction. “Perniciem” (Latin for ‘extinction’) focuses on four critical habitats; oceans, forests, grasslands and polar regions. Many species living within these habitats are at …

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Whale shark in Oslob Philippines with Atmosphere

In my role as Atmosphere’s Marine Biologist, a common question I get asked is “the whale sharks at Oslob, should we go even though they feed them?” My previous work involved researching shark diving, shark behaviour and, as one of my favourite things to do is dive with sharks, I feel I’m in a fair position to delve into a conversation about this potentially contentious subject with our guests. There are plenty of articles online about shark diving, and the feeding of whale sharks at Oslob in particular, many of them opinion pieces which may, or may not, utilise the …

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The Atmosphere Dive Team, ready to swim to Apo Island The Atmosphere Dive Team, ready to swim to Apo Island

If you have visited Atmosphere’s website, facebook, twitter or the actual resort during the last month, you can’t have missed out on us completing the Project Aware Finathon. The Atmosphere Dive Team swam from the resort to Apo Island and back – a distance of 20 km, management swam 2 km each, our kids at ONE International School swam 1160 meters in the pool and we all had a fabulous day. Under our joint PADI IDC venture “Instructor Development Philippines” together with Liquid Dumaguete, we all together clocked over 100 km in total! What is the Finathon? Like a swimathon, …

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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 the best of the Visayas both from land and onboard the live-aboard or chose one of the other itineraries in the Philippines such as Tubbataha or Coron & Anilao. However, …

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