This owner operated luxury resort in Dauin is situated on the beachfront, in lush tropical gardens, not far from some of the best macro dive sites in the Philippines.
Accommodating up to 100 guests, Atmosphere Resort features 30 suites, family rooms, apartments and penthouses. The spacious rooms all feature air-conditioning, cable TV, a minibar, eco-friendly amenities and coffee/tea making facilities. The suites feature outdoor tropical bathrooms with a shower. Both the apartments and penthouses feature a fully fitted kitchen and dining area. All offer an outdoor lounging area with hammock. The new family suites accommodate four guests in one large room with a large bathroom, TV and lounge area.
Renowned as much for its gastronomy as well as its diving opportunities, the resort offers a fine selection of dining options whether it’s a barbeque on the beach or fine dining with wines chosen from its carefully selected cellar. Located at the end of the infinity pool, the bar area is the main meeting point for guests and staff to chat about their holiday and diving experiences. Other facilities include a spa, yoga classes, kids’ play centre, tour desk (hiking, whale and dolphin watching, zip-lining, village tours etc. can be arranged) and a dive centre.
Atmosphere Dive Centre
The on-site PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre (IDC) offers a full programme of training courses run by multilingual instructors. Photographers are well catered for, with an on-site professional and a fully equipped, dedicated camera room.
Daily boat dives visit the local sites famous for their multitude of rare critters as well as Apo Island which is famous for its large and divers corals as well as pelagic species. Shore diving on the house reef is popular for both divers and snorkellers as are dusk dives to see the mandarirn fish and fluoro diving, which is available. The majority of dive sites are located in the protected marine sanctuaries. Diving with Atmosphere is in small groups, with a maximum of four divers per guide
The underwater highlight here is undoubtedly found in the macro world on most sites, ready and waiting for photographers. Expect frogfish, flounder, nudibranch, octopus, gobies, ghost pipefish, cuttlefish and mantis shrimp and that’s just on the house reef! Dive sites range from gentle sloping reefs, to artificial wrecks, deep walls and fast drift dives. Apo Island is home to turtles and larger pelagic species. The dusk mandarin fish dive is very popular and fluoro diving is an option.
Water temperature is 26-30C year round and dive sites a maximum depth of 30m. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.
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Experience world-class diving at a beautifully calm pace with this superb trip idea, which combines two of the Philippines’ hidden gems for a diving holiday brimming with indulgence and laid back luxury.
When to go: Jan-Dec, Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £4,645 pp
Tailor-made trip idea
Join photographer and marine biologist Dr Richard Smith on this expert led adventure and discover the magnificent marine biodiversity around Dumaguete, the critter capital of the Philippines.
When to go: Mar-Apr
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £3,645 pp
Trip type: Group
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Known as the ‘City of Gentle People’, you’ll be welcomed in Dumaguete with open arms and first class hospitality. Further down the coast, Dauin has some of the best critters in the Philippines, and both areas also offer plenty of opportunity for snorkellers and non-divers.
Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, spotted eagle ray, green turtle, flamboyant cuttlefish