4 Stars


17 Hours + Overnight

Beginner, all

From £3625

Atmosphere Resorts & 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

Half Board Daily breakfast and dinner
Full Board Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
All accommodation Buffet breakfast at Blue Restaurant, served from 6.30am to 10am
Suite bedroom

Deluxe 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 Studios

All 8 garden studios are luxuriously spacious, elegant in design and can accommodate up to 4 people. Sliding doors give way to a large veranda with lounging area, sunbed and a backdrop of tropical scenery.

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


The 4 luxurious penthouses are the most spacious accommodation type on offer and can accommodate up to 5 people across two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. 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

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
Pool Suites

Pool Suites

The 8 Pool Suites exude luxurious style with the added standout feature of a private infinity pool for ultimate privacy and relaxation, plus a beautiful semi-outdoor bathroom. The suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.

  • Living Room
  • T.V.
  • Private Terrace
  • Private infinity pool
  • King Size or Twin Beds



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 if the holiday is exactly 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


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 Refresher

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 Open Water Diver (Inc Equipment)

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.

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 Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

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 (Nitrox) 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 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 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: