Holiday Reference: TRP 38276

Holiday information

  • Boutique luxury dive resort on a beach front Dumaguete location
  • Stunning range of room upgrades
  • Chose from B&B, half board or full board dining options for divers and snorkellers
  • Indulge in the on site spa, take a yoga class or enjoy an activity from the wide range on offer
  • Average Water Temp: 24-27C
  • Average Air Temp: 27-30C
  • Average Visability: 15-25m
  • Good for: It's frogfish season!
  • Suitable for beginners: Intermediate photographers upwards
  • Martyn has been shooting pics underwater for over 20 years and has travelled the globe in pursuit of his award winning images. And this is one of his most productive locations, making it a destination he loves passionately - Atmosphere Dumaguete in the Philippines.

Resort Details

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 t ...

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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 needed 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 suits 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, 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.

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Workshop Details

Join pro underwater photographer Martyn Guess on a workshop to Atmosphere Dumaguete in the Philippines. Brush up on and learn new macro skills, with hands on instruction through group image reviews, evening presentations and underwater instruction ...

Master Macro with Martyn Description

Photo workshop in Dumaguete


Following on from his successful macro workshops, 2020 sees Martyn return to the Philippines, and an area he loves. Atmosphere resort in Dumaguete is well known to seasoned photographers and dive staff that know intimately what subject is hot and where to find them. You can log a lot of hours underwater here. The diving day offers plenty of scheduled departures, with the option to add extra shore dives or night dives. Most diving is by boat and sites are rarely more than 5-10 minutes from the resort. Atmosphere resort has an excellent purpose built camera room and TV screen for presentations and is conveniently placed directly opposite the dive centre.

Goals of the trip


This holiday will enable guests to brush up on and learn new macro skills, including various lighting techniques, snooting and super macro. This is an outstanding muck diving location and with a day at Apo Island included, you will hone your turtle reef shots on a wide angle day.

Your workshop includes 24 boat dives plus free nitrox (3 dives/day plus 1 day Apo reef). On your no fly day there is a chance to take land shots with a trip to the Malatapay Farmer Market included.

May is the key month for frogfish, when they become very active - big, small, painted, hairy or giant... May is frogfish month! It's also a wonderful time for pipefish. If you have longed to photograph ghost pipefish, don't miss this workshop! Either individually or in small groups, pipefish are seen hovering around coral heads or tucked in behind sponges. Year round you will find all manner of nudis - in every shape, size and colour. Philippines favourites abound - octopus, Nudibranchs, Rhinopia, anenome fish,as well as shoals of Batfish.

With hands on instruction through group image reviews and evening presentations as well as underwater instruction for those needing it everyone will have the opportunity to return with a great portfolio.

Who is this workshop suitable for?


With only 9 participants, this workshop delivers quality instruction as well as a large number of dives. It trip is aimed at intermediate underwater photographers upwards. You will have some experience with a camera underwater and ideally will be using a mirrorless or DSLR camera set up. You don't have to be a pro already! But you will be looking to expand on your existing skills as well as learn some new ones. Go beyond the simple fish ID record shots. Martyn will help take your photography to the next level.

As Martyn says, from my experience of going on these type of trips over the years you get out what you put in but having said that the guests are on holiday so if they prefer to nod off during a talk or not turn up because they didn't wake up after the last dive! its not an issue for me. The other point to make is that this is a trip for photographers so the resort and I will ensure that we are in our own designated boats and put on the right sites at the right time of day and that we repeat the dive as many times as we want to if necessary so that we get the very best opportunity to build a great portfolio of images.

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Your holiday details

Join pro photographer Martyn Guess in the critter mecca Dumaguete. With 24 boat dives plus free nitrox (3 dives/day plus 1 day Apo reef) and Martynís workshop throughout, this workshop packs a real punch. On arrival into Manila airport you will be picked up and taken to the hotel for check in. You will then be met the following morning for your domestic flight down to Dumaguete before your final transfer to the resort. Martynís workshop includes 10 nights on a full board divers plan basis basis in a deluxe suite (2 people sharing). You have free internet access. On the no fly day, you have Malatapay farmerís market tour included. Room upgrades and extensions are available. Do remember to take your passport, dive kit and dive cards with you for check in. Park fees are included in your trip cost. Kit rental, additional diving and the night dive supplement (450PHP)are all paid locally, along with any additional meals or drinks At the end of your holiday you will be transferred back to the airport for your final flight home. Excess baggage charges over the 30kgs allowance for flights are also not included. Excluded are the Philippines departure tax (750PHP).

This holiday excludes international flights. 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 departures to Manila.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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