4 Stars

Nov-May

17 Hours + Overnight

Beginner, all

From £2450

Atmosphere Resort & Spa

The perfect base for divers to explore the rich waters around Apo Island.

The Atmosphere Resort is ideally located in the midst of the Dauin Marine Sanctuary opposite Apo Island, offering an array of suites, penthouses and garden apartments that are perfectly situated amongst the beautifully manicured gardens. Enjoy the warm sunshine, cool sea breezes and ocean views from the 20 metre infinity pool or feel the sand beneath your toes on the beach whilst admiring Siquijor and Apo Islands. Underwater holds splendid delights too, including colourful walls, stunning corals, schooling fish and some of the world’s rarest critters making this destination a must for any diver!

The resort boasts a collection of accommodation including 14 spacious suites ideal for families or groups, each with a private terrace opening up onto the pretty gardens where you can chill out in your hammock. There are 8 garden apartments that are spacious, modern and perfect for couples and 4 atmosphere 2 bedroom penthouses which are truly luxurious, all with a large balcony, perfect for romantic meals whilst appreciating the views of the resort’s grounds.

High quality food can be enjoyed at the resorts fine dining restaurant named “Blue”. The restaurant serves fresh seafood daily and an ever changing menu of daily specials. For more informal dining and drinks visit the bar where beers, cocktails, Italian coffees and fruit shakes can be enjoyed. Each week the resort holds a “Beach Barbecue” and guests are invited to join them on the beautiful volcanic black beach to sample true Philippine cuisine.

The heart of the resort is the PADI dive centre. Complimentary Nitrox is available and all divers have access to the state of the art camera and video room which offers each diver an individual work space. Atmosphere believes that critters are best viewed in small diving groups therefore groups are limited to a maximum 4 divers per dive guide. The fully qualified, experienced and knowledgeable staff know all the local dive sites like the back of their hands and are keen to share these delights with you and will ensure you experience the unusual critters, lavish corals, breath-taking walls and abundance of marine life these waters offer.

When you are not diving the activities there are endless and you can be sure to find something to suit everyone. The Sanctuary Spa is nestled amongst a lush secret garden with the waterfalls ponds and tropical plants making the spa’s location idyllic.

The resort compromises of an excellent kids club ‘Kids Cove’ with fully trained staff and a modern well equipped playroom, children of all ages will be well looked after. They also offer swimming lessons, baby sitters and an array of other activities to keep your little ones busy.

Board Basis

  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Buffet breakfast at Blue Restaurant, served from 6.30am to 10am
Suite bedroom

Standard Suite Rooms

The 14 standard suites are large, have outdoor tropical bathrooms and can accommodate up to 3 guests. Some of the suite rooms also come with adjoining doors making them ideal for groups of friends or families.

  • Hammock
  • DVD/CD System
  • Internet
  • Private Terrace
  • Plasma TV
  • Desk
  • Open air en-suite bathroom
Apartment terrace

Garden Apartments

All 8 garden apartments are elegant in design and have a large master bedroom. The highlight of this room is the floor to ceiling window overlooking your private pocket of the gardens.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Living Room
  • Dining Area
  • Hammock
  • kitchenette
  • Private Garden
  • Veranda
  • Bathroom
Penthouse Exterior

Penthouses

The 4 luxurious penthouses provide comfort, space and tranquility. The large living and dining area connecting to the kitchen and a spacious balcony makes for a perfect viewing of the of the resort’s grounds.

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Living Room
  • Private Terrace or Balcony
  • Dining Area
  • Hammock
  • kitchenette
PSR

Premium Suite Room

The new 6 premium suite spacious deluxe rooms for two guests with a lounging area and spacious bedroom adding a touch of luxury. Designed for double or twin occupancy.

  • Living Room
  • T.V.
  • 220 volt electrical points
  • Double or Twin beds
  • King bed

Map

Air Temperature

Water Temperature

Marcelina

Monday, 03 August 2015

Underwater Transformation

It’s probably one of those things Instructors get used to, as the number of students they work with increases the smaller details may tend to lose their sharpness.

Underwater Transformation

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Malapascua and Dumaguete

Our 2 centre diving holiday in the Philippines, organised by Marcelina Jesus from Ultimate Diving, was faultless and well thought out, it was only the local weather conditions, road infrastructures and our lack of speaking the local language that prevented it from being 100% for us. However the centres and Marcelina’s organisation were faultless. The things seen at the diving sites went beyond all Expectations of the diver with the dive guides pointing out small life which could easily have been missed by me.

Morgan R

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Atmosphere Dive Resorts

Dumaguete

The Atmosphere Dive Centre is perfectly located on the Atmosphere Resort and Spa’s grounds opposite the Apo Island Marine Sanctuary. As a PADI 5 star instructor development centre with modern dive facilities, Atmosphere have ensured everything you could possibly need or want whilst diving is within easy reach.

The centre is equipped with a spacious briefing area, a camera and video room, equipment storage spaces and a large infinity pool which provides the perfect setting for PADI courses. The guides will do their best to find the smallest of critters and the instructors will do everything they can to make your course enjoyable whilst adhering to PADI’s international standards.

There are two boats available to transport you to the dive sites. The 84 foot banka boat is mainly used for day trips to the outer islands and the 30 foot speedboat, affectionately known as Eve is used for all Dauin Marine Sanctuary trips.

Lunch and snacks are served aboard the boats when on a day trip. All manuals and equipment are included within the cost of PADI courses.

Equipment Rental: per day



PADI Scuba Review

Refresh your scuba diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts.

You’ll go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Your PADI Professional will have you practice putting your gear together and doing a pre-dive safety check with your buddy. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills with a focus on good buoyancy control.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Adventure Diver

Complete three Adventure Divers (underwater photography, fish identification, etc.) and earn the Adventure Diver certification, a subgroup of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE - Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

Medic First Aid (EFR)

First Aid course - To be completed with Rescue Diver Course unless you already hold a first certificate (please bring this to the dive centre if you wish to complete the course).

This course is to teach you how to administer First Aid to a person. Various skills will be learnt such as CPR, types of injury and bandaging.

PADI Online Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The Online PADI Open Water Course was recently launched by PADI and enables you to complete the theoretical training and knowledge development sessions online and then take the final exam and complete the confined and open water dives in resort.

This is an exclusive opportunity we run with Inmo Divers in Dahab. The cost of the online section is 120USD and can be completed within on the PADI E-Learning website .

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

You attain this rating by completing five pool dives and a number of knowledge development sessions with a final exam (which is not rocket science it’s just diving) and by completing four open water dives.



We also offer this course with 2 days diving for £197.

PADI Bubblemaker

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6ft. For children who are at least 8 years old.

Bubble makers get a chance to:

PADI Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

PADI Drift Diver

Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

PADI Enriched Air Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

PADI Night Diver

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enrol in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:

PADI Underwater Naturalist

Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites.

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

PADI Underwater Navigator

Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor.

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:

Wreck dive

A trip to the local wreck dives is a must for the experienced diver. It is an amazing experience!

Generally 3 dives (weather dependant)

PADI Equipment Specialist

Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.

You’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions. You may even get to jump into the water to try new or unfamiliar equipment.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Immediately recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:

PADI Boat Diver

This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboard. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboard. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn :

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

PADI Underwater Videographer

Capture the sights, sounds, and the dynamic motion of the underwater world as a videographer. Cover the fundamentals and create interesting, entertaining video worth watching again and again.

Your PADI Instructor will explain how to select, maintain and care for your underwater video equipment, whether it’s a housed unit with external lights, or your underwater camera that also shoots video. You'll cover fundamentals such as exposure, focus, story line and sequencing. Post dive, you’ll learn about the editing process and how to produce a video that truly captures your scuba adventures.

PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.

Through classroom discussions, you learn:

PADI AWARE Fish Identification

Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

PADI Sidemount Diver

A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside of the diver) offers more flexibility and better streamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a side mount configuration.

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

The PADI Dive master course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

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