Atmosphere Resort, Dumaguete Summer 2018 Photo Workshop


 Atmosphere Resort, Dumaguete Summer 2018 Photo Workshop

7 Night Luxury Dive Escape

Join us and the Atmosphere Resort for our underwater photo workshop in Dumaguete led by Erik Lukas. Enjoy daily photo workshops and Atmosphere Resort's luxurious amenities.


June 23 - 30, 2018


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Double Occupancy - $2,337 p.p.

Why Join This Trip?

> Guests will have daily photo instruction

> Great macro, muck, corals at Apo Island & Whale Sharks! Plus an awesome house reef

> Considered one of the top critter & whale shark locations in the world

> Non-photographers, new photographers, videographers, GoPro users welcome

> Perfect luxury getaway at an unbeatable price

> Great amenities

Why Travel With Bluewater?

"Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki

✓ Great support if flight/weather issues occur

✓ Gear discounts and other benefits

✓ We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value

Trip Overview

> 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Suite room based on double occupancy

> Upgrade to single occupancy in a Deluxe Suite room for $650

> Complimentary Dumaguete airport transfers

> 7 days of Full Board meal package (a la carte and buffet breakfast with juices, tea and locally brewed coffee, 2-course lunch, and 3-course dinner from any menu, including 1 Beach BBQ night)

> Complimentary filtered drinking water throughout the resort, and fruit, tea & coffee in rooms

> Complimentary Wi-Fi, 10 min head massage on arrival & intro to yoga

> 5 diving days with guided 2-tank boat/shore dives with 1 dive trip to Apo Island (incl. tanks, weights, boat, dive guide services and all daytime sanctuary and UW camera fees)

> Upgrade to 5 days of unlimited diving (max 5 dives per day) for $475

> 1 excursion to Oslob to snorkel with whale sharks

> Daily photo workshops

> Complimentary check-out dive on arrival day (guided daytime dive with shore entry/exit, incl. tanks, weights, dive guide services and daytime sanctuary fees)

> Complimentary Nitrox fills, fruit and drinks on boats

> Complimentary unguided snorkeling in Atmosphere House Reef (incl. snorkeling gears and sanctuary fees)

> Including all government taxes (excluding airport taxes) weather issues occur

Daily Photo Workshops - Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure and positions, avoiding backscatter, and composition. Help underwater is also given.


To get a little insight as to what the trip is like, read the recap from our previous trip here

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Diving in Dumaguete

> Flamboyant cuttlefish, mandaring fish and more right at the house reef!

> Seahorses, frogfish, pipefish and more at the various muck sites in the area.

> Dumaguete / Dauin is known as one of the top 2 macro locations in the Philippines

> One of the best whale shark experiences in the world nearby! The only place where the whale sharks will come to you. A must-do experience (a snorkel trip)

> Huge schools of fish, turtles, and amazing coral reefs and wall dives at Apo island

Read the reviews on diving Dumaguete here

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About the Trip Leader

Erik Lukas is an active diver and photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He is a volunteer scuba diver at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. You can expect to find Erik diving many of the amazing Pacific Ocean sites of Southern California, camera in hand, at any chance he can get.

First Dive: It wasn’t a dive, but rather a swim with a mask and snorkel with his father. At the age of 10 Erik’s family visited the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where he swam with a pair of Giant Spotted Eagle Rays, both of which had 10 foot wingspans, and it made quite the impact on him. He later did a Discover Scuba dive, also in the Bahamas…it didn’t go so well…the tank they gave him was empty so his dive lasted all of about 3 minutes. It is believed that he may have been the youngest diver to ever execute a CESA with no prior training.

Best Time in the Water: Photographing humpback whales in French Polynesia certainly ranks high on the list. The pygmy seahorse in Bali is way up on there. His first sighting of a juvenile frogfish. Seeing a whale shark for the first time. Picking just one moment is nearly impossible…aren’t they all good?

Current camera systems: Erik shoots with a Canon 5D Mark III in a Sea & Sea housing using Zen 100mm and 230mm dome ports. The lenses he uses are the Canon 8-15mm f/4L, Canon 16-35mm f/4L and Canon 100mm f/2.8L.

See more of Erik’s photography at or on Instagram @seeundersea.

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About Atmosphere Resort - Atmosphere Resort offers excellent diving, personalized service, and luxury accommodations to ensure relaxing and unforgettable dive vacations in Dumaguete. All rooms come with complimentary breakfast, California king size beds with luxurious linen, solar heated water, eco-friendly cosmetics, coffee and tea, tropical fruit, energy reduction air-conditioners, flat screen TV’s, WiFi, minibar, rain showers and a luxury turn down service with a surprise. 

Resort Amenities

✓ Amazingly stunning Infinity pool

✓ Beach with great snorkeling & shore diving

✓ Dive boats include an 88ft Outrigger boat, and a 30ft speedboat

✓ Spa treatments available include massage, facials, manicures & pedicures, body scrubs and body wraps

✓ Yoga classes, kids club

✓ Vast mountain ridge near the resort has several lakes, waterfalls and local markets

✓ Perfect choice for guests with snorkeling or non-diving partners

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Read the reviews of the Atmosphere Resort here.


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Flight Information - Fly into Manila, and then take a 1-hour flight to Dumaguete airport (DGT). There several flights a day between Manila and Dumaguete. Airline options - the easiest way to get to Dumaguete is to fly Philippine Airlines the entire route. However, if you arrive in Manila on a different airline, you can fly to Dumagete on Cebu Pacific airlines, which allows for online booking. Flight are around $100 - $150 round trip.
You can arrive at any time at DGT on June 23 and leave at any time on June 30.

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Payment Schedule

$800 per person deposit due to confirm your spot on this workshop
Balance due 1 February 2018

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 email us at

Or stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230 

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Photo Gallery 

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Dumaguete Underwater Photos from Previous Trip

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