Octopus sex at Atmosphere resort in Dauin, Dumaguete, Philippines

Octopus are one of the most interesting critters a diver can encounter while underwater. Whether the fact that they can squeeze into any crevice that their beak will fit into or that they can change color and texture in an instant, one of the most interesting things about octopus is actually their sex life. Octopus will begin to metabolize their own muscles when they become sexually mature to make their eggs and sperm. Because of this, almost all species of octopus lay one clutch of eggs and then die.   The male mototi, the one with the stripes, showing off …

Read More

Turtles in Apo island near Atmosphere Resort in the Philippines

Sea turtles are undoubtedly one of the most popular animals in the ocean, especially considering they love warm water and can be found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. Whether snorkeling or diving, turtles are always a highlight of any trip. Sea turtles are built for the ocean. They have existed there for over 100 million years, so their bodies are perfectly streamlined for swimming. Unlike land turtles, sea turtles cannot retract their head into their shell. Being a reptile, turtles are air breathers, meaning they need to surface for air when they have to breathe and cannot breathe underwater, …

Read More

Underwater selfie with a blue ringed octopus at Atmosphere Resort Philippines with Daniel Geary

One of many reasons I enjoy working at Atmosphere is that I can take my camera with me when I am diving with guests. Not only does this help me build my portfolio, but guests can get a better view of the tiny macro critters we see when the photos are enlarged on my computer after the dive.  This has been a great year for my underwater photography – I won a category in a national photo contest and I have had my photographs in my first three publications – two photos in Sport Diver Magazine (April, October) and two …

Read More