Atmosphere Resort, Dumaguete Summer 2019 Photo Workshop


 Dumaguete Summer 2019 Family-Friendly Photo Workshop

7 night luxury dive escape at the Atmosphere Resort

Join us at the Atmosphere Resort for a week of family fun, amazing dives, and FREE daily photo instruction.

You can experience Dumaguete's diverse diving, improve your photo skills and enjoy the resort's top-notch facilities, knowing that your kids will be well taken care of. You can also opt to add on a day trip to Oslob to snorkel with the whale sharks. A great experience for anyone of all ages!

Photographers of all levels, non-photographers, non-divers, and kids of all ages are all welcome.


June 29 – July 6, 2019

Led by Scott Gietler 

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Diver - $2,230 pp*

Non Diver - $2,050 pp*

Optional Whale Shark Snorkeling +$119 pp*

Special Kids Rates Available

*Based on double occupancy

Why Join This Trip?

✓ Daily photo instruction at no extra cost

✓ Perfect luxury getaway at an unbeatable price

✓ 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

✓ Hosted by Bluewater owner, Scott Gielter!

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

✓ Great kid-friendly amenities: kid's club, babysitting service, special rates and more!

✓ Also suitable for non-divers

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

What's Included in the Package

> Daily photo workshops at no extra cost

> 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Suite room based on double occupancy (upgrade to single occupancy available)

> Kids 0-11 stay for free when sharing a bed with parents

> Dumaguete airport transfers

> 7 days of full board 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)

> Free flow filtered drinking water throughout the resort, as well as fruit, tea & coffee in rooms

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

> Free snorkeling on Atmosphere House Reef (incl. snorkeling gears and marine sanctuary fees)

> 5 diving days of guided 2-tank boat/shore dives (including tanks, weights, dive guide services, and all the daytime marine park and UW camera fees) including 1 diving day in Apo Island and 4 days exploring Dauin coast dive sites – 10 guided dives in total*

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

> Free Nitrox fills for Nitrox certified divers*

> 1 Apo snorkeling trip (half day trip together with divers, including snorkeling gears and guide, and all Apo Island marine sanctuary fees)**

> 1 trip to Malatapay Farmer’s Market (2 hrs, available only on Wednesdays)**

> 3 Massages of your choice in Sanctuary Spa**

> 1 complimentary Back Massage (30 min treatment)**

> 1 Culinary presentation about Filipino food (2-3 hrs)**

> All government taxes (excluding airport taxes)


* Only available for divers

** Only available for non-divers

Available Add-Ons:

> 1 snorkeling trip to Oslob for $119 pp

> Room upgrades to Garden Apartment & Family Suite available

> Special kids rates available.

> Contact us for more information on available add-ons

Kids Specials (For kids 0-11 years old) - Here is why this trip is great for kids!

> 2 FREE Kids’ Club sessions for kids 2-8y old (either 2,5hr daytime session or 1hr Happy Hour movie session)

> FREE Apo Island snorkeling trips when parents are going to Apo Island too. Including snorkeling guide, gears and marine sanctuary fees

> FREE unguided snorkeling on Atmosphere House Reef. Including snorkeling gears and marine sanctuary fees

> PADI Bubblemaker, Junior OW and AOW programs available with experienced instructors

> Kids diving with standard rates but special attention

> Kids’ Spa menu “Young Ones” and yoga classes available

> Kids’ pool area - 3 shallow pools with jets and waterfall feature

> Kids’ Menu and heavily discounted kids’ full board meal packages

> Babysitting services (First 1-hour session - $10 USD)

> Kids’ accommodation (incl. breakfast & airport transfer): Free baby cots available (good for 0-2y old, must be pre-booked; FREE Accommodation for kids 0-11y old FOC when sharing a bed with parents (for 1 child); 1 complimentary extra bed available per room for kids 0-11y old (not available with Family Suite); 12 years old and above – full accommodation with standard extra bed rate.

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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, mandarin 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

Scott Gietler is the owner of Bluewater Travel. Scott's areas of expertise include Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, French Polynesia and the United States.

Scott is the founder of the Underwater Photography Guide and Bluewater Photo. What started out as a small project has grown to a point where it is starting to interfere with Scott's sleep. When it interferes with his diving, then it will be a problem.

An avid marine naturalist, Scott is the author of the Field Guide to Southern California Marine Life. He was the LAUPS photographer of the year for 2009, and his photos have appeared in magazines, coffee table & marine life books, museums, galleries and aquariums throughout California. He enjoys teaching photography underwater and in workshops.

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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 29 and leave at any time on July 6.

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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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Dumaguete Underwater Photos from Previous Trip

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