Atmosphere Resort - Dumaguette Philippines resort | Scuba Travel

Atmosphere Resort - Dumaguette Philippines resort - Far East

  • 90 guests
  • 5 luxury room grades
  • 2 Restaurants and 1 bar with beach front dining options.
  • Asian and Western cuisine with spices from around the world
  • Shore and boat diving options, frequent Apo island trips
  • Up to 5 dives a day and complimentary Nitrox
  • PADI courses available
  • Free wifi in rooms

Atmosphere Resort - Dumaguette Philippines resort

Atmosphere Resort is a vibrant, modern resort in Dumaguete that has established itself as the place to go. Divers, non divers, friends and families, everyone is welcome here! We just love the combination of stylish relaxation in resort with some of the most exciting muck diving in the Philippines. Dive with Turtles at Apo island, go Dolphin watching in the Tanon straits or grab your bike to explore the region on land. Do as much or as little as you like! The team at Atmosphere prove that luxury holidays need not cost the earth.

There are 5 beautiful room grades for your stay at Atmosphere. All room types have air conditioning, flat screen TV, minibar, complimentary wireless internet, bathrobes, California King size beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, solar heated water, complimentary eco-friendly amenities, as well as fresh fruits, coffee and tea. The Deluxe suites are contemporary, with a bright airy space to relax in. Upgrade to the premium suites for a large open layout bedroom and lounge. If you prefer separate living quarters, why not try the garden apartments. Families and groups will love the family room or pent house options, where up to 4 people can share the accommodation.

The Blue restaurant sits on an 80 meter long volcanic beach overlooking Siquijor Island and Apo Island. Select from a bed and breakfast, half board or full board package. Breakfast is a mix of buffet and a la carte. There's even a special divers menu, for those who are eager to get back to water as soon as possible. The kitchen offers a fine dining experience, for all palettes. with 3 different menus available in the resort. New for 2020: the new all-day dining restaurant Breeze with a beach bar and a stunning panoramic sea view, and a relaxing adults-only pool area. There's a superb wine cellar on site, and once a week you can enjoy a wine tasting and local style beach BBQ night. Thursdays are always popular, thanks to the weekly cocktail party with free round of drinks and live music.

Atmosphere's stunning main infinity pool is 20 meters long and 8 meters wide, the deepest end being almost three meters deep with a gradual slope to the 1.2 meters in the shallow part. The main pool is ideal for laps, lounging and is also used for occasional scuba classes. It is situated by the pool bar with adjacent low sofas and dining tables, which makes it ideal for Happy Hour at 5pm.

The central Shala is The Sanctuary's relaxation and reception area where you can recline and read a book to escape the mid-day sun. The spa is open 9am to 10pm and on offer is a wide range of massage therapies, spa treatments, wellness programs, yoga, and fitness classes. The reef in front of the resort is ideal for snorkelling, and there is a snorkelling map in the dive centre.

Atmosphere provides regular baby-sitting (local charges apply) while guests dive or have a night out at the Atmosphere bar. The baby-sitter will take care of children within the resort area, whether it is in the comfort of the room/apartment or by the pool or beach. Kids' Cove is a kids' club on Atmosphere premises with access to fully equipped play rooms and a playground and has scheduled activities ongoing all days of the week, scuba classes, snorkelling, yoga and spa services, as well as a dedicated Kids Menu in the restaurant.

Martin Nordin - went with his family to Atmosphere resort in 2019

Having visited a few resorts in the Philippines I must say that Atmosphere is the absolute best one. The staff are attentive, the grounds are very well maintained and most of all, the diving is amazing. We took our 6yr old son and he had an amazing time snorkelling with Turtles at Apo island, and he even saw his first whale shark
Dive centre is open design in the middle of the resort, the guides are well educated and great at spotting. The house reef is one of the most interesting house reefs of any resort I have ever visited. No extra cost for Apo island (a must do).
Three pools and three great restaurants. I could go on and on, but in short: Atmosphere is an outstanding resort and I'll go back in a heartbeat if I could.
If you interested in going Atmosphere Resort don't hesitate to give me a call 01483 411590 or email me at

Premium Suite

6 new Premium Suites are spacious deluxe rooms for two guests, with added luxuries and details. The spacious living area has the choice of a California King or a Twin bed setup, a lounging area with an opulent sofa, as well as added amenities such as a Nespresso machine and a lovely indoor/outdoor bathroom with double sinks and a well-appointed terrace.. The Premium Suites are designed for either double or twin occupancy, or a 3rd person on request.

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Deluxe suite

Our 14 deluxe suites look out over the lush green lawn and gardens. The suite has a California King as standard but twin share is also an option, and a 3rd person can be accommodated on request, A desk, widescreen TV and wireless internet will keep you connected or you can disconnect and submerse yourself in the outdoor rain shower within the natural surroundings of your own private outside pocket garden.

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Garden appartment

8 Garden Apartments boast a veranda with an outdoor lounging area and hammock. Each apartment boasts a master bedroom with floor to ceiling picture window. A large, luxurious semi-outdoor bathroom with a solid mahogany vanity counter with 'his' and 'hers' sinks and a spacious walk-in closet are also part of the amenities. There is an additional day bed/sofa in the bedrooms that can be made up for a third person for an extra fee.

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4 Penthouses are the most luxurious type of accommodation. The floor area of over 200 square meters allows for a beautiful spacious arrangement comprising of the master bedroom and guest bedroom, modern en-suite bathrooms and an open plan fully-fitted kitchen overlooking a huge living and dining area. The external balcony has room for both dining and lounging outside whilst in the comfort of your elevated penthouse. The second-floor penthouse fits 4 people in 2 separate bedrooms.

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Ask about the brand new premium Pool Suites

All room types have air conditioning, flat screen TV, minibar, complimentary wireless internet, bathrobes, California King size beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton linen, solar heated water, complimentary eco-friendly amenities, as well as fresh fruits, coffee and tea.

Covid Information for Atmosphere Resort


Last Updated: 25SEP 2020

Welcome to Atmosphere - let us keep you safe!

Please wear a mask when you arrive and enter Atmosphere. If you forget your mask, we have masks for sale
Let us take your temperature and please step in the foot bath. We will record your temperature and ask you to fill in some personal info for contact tracing in our resort log, which will come along with a sanitised pencil
A member of Atmosphere staff will accompany you from the guard house to the bar and restaurant area. Please respect the roped off areas
Please respect social distancing in the bar and restaurant. We have purposely spaced out tables and chairs with at least 1.5m between them. Please keep that distance and do not move them closer
In the restaurant we will allow 1 sitting per meal per table, to give us at least 3 hours ti disinfect your seating area and change the chair cushion before the next guest. There is hand sanitiser on each table
Please wash your hands before and after dining. We have 3 bathrooms accessible to guests. Please ask your server which one to use. Bathrooms all have soap and sanitiser
Our staff wear protective masks, gloves and shields for you and their protection. Their temperature is taken twice daily
Our food menus are disposable paper menus and no guest will use the same one. Our drinks menus are laminated and cleaned between use
In the kitchen, food safety, cleaning and sanitising protocols are followed strictly
Atmosphere resorts and spa reserves the right to deny you entry if you do not follow the rules or display signs of a fever, cough or other illness

Country Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK has resumed using a traffic light system. The colour designated lists will be updated every 3 weeks by the UK government.
View the up to date list here

The Philippines is currently be on the red list. You will be required to hotel quarantine on your return to the UK

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Philippines at the moment.

Updated MAY 24th 2021

Frequently Asked Questions


The Philippines is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK. Although composed of 7,107 islands (7,108 at low tide), with a total coastline longer than that of the USA, most of the population of the Philippines lives on just 11 islands. Most travellers will enter the Philippines through Manila (MNL) or Cebu (CEB) airports. The reefs are spectacular in the Philippines, with plenty of fish list buzzing around. Moalboal, Bohol and Puerto Galera are all super locations for reef divers. Snorkel with whalesharks in Oslob. Thresher sharks have made Malapascua famous whilst Sangat is wreck heaven. Love macro? Make a beeline for Anilao or Dumaguete. The selection of critters rivals anything you could find in Indonesia.

Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK has resumed using a traffic light system. The colour designated lists will be updated every 3 weeks by the UK government.
View the up to date list here

The Philippines is currently be on the red list. You will be required to hotel quarantine on your return to the UK

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Philippines at the moment.

Updated MAY 24th 2021

Weather and Climate

The dry season in the Philippines runs from December to April, making it a popular time for divers. May and November are transitional months with air temperatures climbing. June to September is the wet season, as the weather becomes stormier. The Philippines dive resorts are typically well sheltered from the worst, but you can expect to experience rain showers.


Flight options

Our holidays to the Philippines can be quoted with most major airlines. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for the Philippines include Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Etiad. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to the Philippines, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from the Philippines. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Philippines destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in the Philippines and run frequently. Manila airport is a large airport with several terminals. If you have to move between terminals, please allow between 30 and 60mins to allow for local traffic. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Hand baggage limits can be strictly enforced on domestic flights. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.


At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. On leaving the Philippines there is an airport tax of 750 PHP which must be paid in cash.



Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to your holiday. We can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departure points


The peso is the national currency however in resort, US Dollars, Euros, peso (local currency), Visa and MasterCard can all be used. Please be aware you may be charged a surcharge to pay by card transactions. USD notes should be in smaller denominations, new and in good condition.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally very good around this area - please check with your phone provider about any applicable charges for the Philippines

Plugs and electricity

All rooms are fitted with two round pin sockets (European standard) and the electricity is 220v


Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally


PADI dive courses can be arranged - please ask for more information about pre-booking


The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site


Nitrox is free of charge for all certified divers


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to Atmosphere Resort and Spa is £500-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel, within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Our special includes 7 nights in a twin deluxe room on an half board basis
10 AIR boat dives, including Apo Island - Scuba Travel customers enjoy free nitrox if certified
1 night Manila hotel (B&B) and return domestic flight from Manila to the resort are included
Wifi is free of charge.


Any additional services in resort (spa, land tours, yoga sessions, kit hire, private guides and special trips such as Oslob whalesharks or mandarin/night dives) are paid for in resort.

Special day trips, night dives, kit rental and any applicable nitrox or local park fees are paid locally.

Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to your holiday. We can book most major scheduled airlines including regional UK departure points

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

As a PADI 5 star Career Development Centre, Atmosphere understands the need for space, personalised service and technological requirements. With this in mind, diving guests enjoy private dive equipment storage spaces, wireless internet, complimentary nitrox, a camera/video room with private work space for each diver, a retail boutique, a classroom with flat screen TV, full equipment rental and a spacious briefing lobby.

An experienced team of PADI Divemasters and Instructors run the dive shop overseen by the Dive Centre Manager. Atmosphere teach all courses from beginner up to professional level as well as specialty courses and photo workshops and our two in-house PADI Course Director teaches instructor courses six times per year. Languages available at the Dive Centre: English, German, French, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Mandarin and Tagalog.

The in-house diving Marine Biologist teaches marine biology workshops, kids workshops and holds presentations in the evenings several times per week. For Snorkellers and non divers, make sure to check out the range of excursions, including the Whaleshark experience at Oslob or Dolphin watching in the Tanon Strait.

  • First class pool and classroom facilities
  • Underwater photo facilities
  • Family friendly diving options
  • 5 star PADI Career Development Centre
  • Marine biologist presentations

The large dive vessel Victoria is a Bangka style outrigger boat, 88 feet in length and will hold up to 20 divers comfortably at any one time, which makes her perfect for trips to neighbouring island Apo Island or other longer daytrips. Eve and Kay, the two speedboats, are fast 30 feet long covered speed boats that will take guests to any dive site along the Dauin coastline within 15 minutes.

Ginama Point

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 12m | Max Depth: 20m

Huge amounts of truck tires surrounded by a seagrass bed make up with artificial reef just on the doorstep of Atmosphere. Coral and sponges along with shrimp, nudibranch and forgfish have made their home over the past 10 years in this great little hideout.


Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 13m | Max Depth: 21m

A stones throw from Atmospheres shoreline is the Masaplod Sanctuary, one of the oldest in the area. A real varied marine biodiversity amke up this dive site, with Jacks, Trevallies, Sweet Lips and snappers in the deepest part. Stingrays, Turtles, Trigger fish and Groupers as you get shallower, and in the shallowest parts marvel at the awesome coral formations here.


Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 12m | Max Depth: 17m

Late afternoon Mandarin fish can been seen at Panabolon. The dive site is part artificial reef and part hard coral, where you can witness the mating dance of these stunning fish. Move on as it gets darker to explore the reef and uncover the rest of its incredible life.

San Miguel

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 14m | Max Depth: 20m

A small, very old artificial reef made up of truck tyres. Soft and hard corals have overgrown the area making this a great critter location. Rummage for Frogfish, Ghost Pipefish and even Harlequin Shrimp whilst enjoying a relaxing tranquility this dive site creates.

Katipunan - Apo Island

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 8m | Max Depth: 18m

Katipunan can be dived 2 ways, all dependent on the flow of the current. The best soft coral gardens of Apo island can be found here, between 5-10 meters. This also makes it great for snorkellers. Even at depth, the shallows are mirrored.

Apo Island

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 5m | Max Depth: 30m

Not to be missed are the dive sites around Apo Island. Nurmerous sites litter the circumference of this marine sanctuary, offering diving for all levels. The area is well preserved providing some unforgettable experiences. Over 650 documented species of fish and 400 species of coral are known to make Apo their home.

Rock Point West - Apo Island

Skill level: All levels | Ave Depth: 8m | Max Depth: 30m

The most southerly tip of Apo island lies Rock Point West. It features the common topography of the island with a slope starting to descend from around 7m to 30m. The biggest points of interest lie at around 5-18m where the majority of the coral formations are. Sea Snakes, Fire Clam shells and Turtles are common place here. Sometimes the current can pick up around this point making for a chilled drift dive.

Car Wreck

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 15m | Max Depth: 28m

A macro lovers gold mine, Car Wreck comprises of 2 wrecked cars at around 24-28meters on a sandy bottom. Surrounded by concrete pipes and steel boxes this is perfect for the little guys to hide in. A torch gives you the advantage to see in every nook and cranny for Ghost Pipe Fish, Unique Crabs, Moray Eels and Sea Moths.

Coconut Point - Apo Island

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 18m | Max Depth: 24m

The strong current makes this an exhilarating drift dive. A stunning reef makes up the area and well know for its bigeye trevallies and other big fish.

Chapel - Apo Island

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 12m | Max Depth: 25m

A short wall starting from 5m descending to 25m, this is the main docking area of Apo island close to the chapel. Discover nudibranch, leaffish, frogfish along the breadth of th wall and ribbon eels near a small cave at 18m. The plateau at the top is not to be shunned either, an incredible coral garden makes up the area at around 5m.

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A healthy eating focus throughout the restaurant and bars with an extensive Vegetarian and Vegan Menu. Make sure you request a private dinner for 2 on the beach front under the night skies.

Breeze Restaurant

All day dining overlooking the pools, beach and ocean. Enjoy the open show kitchen where you can interact with the chefs. Asian and Western dishes with flavours of India, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Ocean Restaurant

Filipino Fusion fine dining with scenic background of Apo Island and Siquilor. A glass walled kitchen allows for a view of the chefs at work. Find your favourite wine to compliment your meal next door with their Maitr d' in the wine tasting room.

The Poolside Bar

Enjoy the snack bar menu around the pool side deck, choose from high tabled seating or sofas under an umbrella as you relax with something from the well stocked bar. Make sure you get there for happy hour from 5-6 for selected half price drinks.