Underwater Photography Course Philippines - Dumaguete June 2025 - Bluewater Dive Travel

Ultimate Luxury Philippine Resort Group Trip 2025

Dumaguete Diving


Ultimate Luxury Philippine Resort Group Trip June 2025

at Atmosphere Resort & Spa, Dumaguete

Immerse yourself in extraordinary macro critter diving sites in Dumaguete, marvel at the breathtaking coral reefs of Apo Island, and don't miss the opportunity to take part in our FREE photo workshops. All while experiencing unparalleled hospitality and world-class amenities at Atmosphere Resort & Spa.

June 29 - July 6, 2025 (7 Nights)

Trip Leader: TBD

Deluxe Suite: 
$2,414 per person, double occupancy
$3,323 per person for single occupancy

Premium Suite: 
2,578 per person, double occupancy
$3,638 per person for single occupancy

Premium Pool Suite:  (this suite is the best!! Private pool!)
2,864 per person, double occupancy
$4,223 per person for single occupancy

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Optional Add-Ons:

Snorkeling with whale sharks in Oslob*: $170 per person (must be booked in advance)

 Travel Insurance not included, click here to learn more about our preferred plan

*Optional excursion on the last day, which is a non-diving day (July 6)


Why Join This Trip?

  • Ultra-luxury dive resort in Dumaguete, Philippines. This place will WOW anyone you bring. The suites with private pools are to die for, as is the food, service, lodging and amazing infinity pools right in front of the ocean.
  • The diving trifecta - one of the world’s best whale shark encounters, Some of SE asia’s best macro and critter diving, plus great coral reefs, walls packaged with turtles, jacks and info-pacific reef life.
  • Amazing snorkeling literally 15 feet from the resort in calm shallow water.
  • 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo

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  • 7 nights / 8 days accommodation, double/twin share in a Deluxe Suite
  • Private round trip transfers between Dumaguete airport/ferry terminal and Atmosphere
  • 7 days diver’s full board meals (breakfast, 1-course lunch, and 3-course dinner including one beach barbeque night and one BBQ lunch on the boat on an Apo Island trip)
  • 15 dive package (daytime dives including Apo Island trips, tanks, weights, dive guide services, and all daytime marine park and underwater camera fees) *Night dive/Mandarin dive surcharge and night marine park fees not included
  • Complimentary Nitrox fills for Nitrox certified divers
  • Complimentary checkout dive (guided daytime dive with shore entry/exit, including tanks, weights, dive guide, and sanctuary fees)
  • Complimentary Group Wine Tasting
  • Complimentary 30 Minute Executive Back Massage
  • Complimentary Marine Life Presentation
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, filtered drinking water throughout the resort, and in room tea and coffee, use of our 24 hour outdoor gym
  • Optional complimentary visit to Atmosphere Soup Kitchen (Mon-Fri)
  • Includes all government taxes (excluding airport fees)


 Atlantis Resort Dumaguete Atlantis Resort Dumaguete

Read about out previous Dumaguete Photo Workshops here:

Dumaguete 2023 Trip Report by Mark Strickland

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Trip Type

This trip is a PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. It will be led by one of our photo instructors and will include daily underwater photography tutorials, in-water photography support, and one-to-one advice and guidance as required.

What to expect from our Photo Workshops

  • Daily photo workshops - Your photo instructor will schedule seminars each day on topics including, but not limited to, equipment type and selection, the concept of underwater photography, lighting and composition techniques, and post-processing. They will also include additional topics relevant to the location and your experience.
  • In-water support - Where possible, each dive group will spend time underwater with the photo instructor, receiving in-water support and guidance on their shooting techniques.  Participants can also request in-water assistance during the workshop and the photo instructor will do his or her best to accommodate all requests. 
  • Consecutive days of practice & review - Each day you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques and skills learned in the previous day’s tutorials. If you are new to underwater photography you will likely see a vast improvement in just a few days.
  • Daily photo image reviews - You are strongly encouraged to bring your laptop, a thumb drive, edit your photos, and submit your shots for review from both the instructor and your peers. These are fun and interactive sessions encouraging you to improve throughout the trip.
  • Quality time with fellow photographers - Both new and experienced photographers from past workshops have expressed the advantages of joining a trip with like-minded divers with a passion for underwater photography.
  • Suitable for everyone - New and experienced photographers are welcome on all our trips. Gain the necessary skills to start shooting great photos, increase your confidence in finding the best underwater shots, or hone specific skills. We also encourage non-photographers to join, as many of them really enjoy the daily photo reviews, learning about underwater photography, and some have even returned to a photo workshop with an underwater camera setup!

Enjoy free, unlimited access to a wealth of knowledge and advice from your photo instructor.


Dive Overview

The resort's instructors and guides are highly trained and know how to get you to fantastic dives. They offer small group diving and the guests' requests are accommodated within safety limits. They also offer flexible dive options. 

At Dumaguete, you can take full advantage of some of the world’s best scuba diving. The world-renowned Apo Island with its walls, stunning coral, and schooling fish is a short boat ride away. Some of the world’s rarest critters compete for the underwater photographer’s attention along the Dauin coastline near Dumaguete in the Philippines. The area is often frequented by underwater photographers in search of exquisitely rare shots.

The night dives are also stunning, as are the mandarin fish dives at dusk and the fluoro dives where you can see the underwater world in a completely new light.

Bluewater owner, Scott Gietler, says: 'July is a great time to visit Dumaguete. I've done Dumaguete twice in July and weather has been very nice - calm and not windy. You get some rain but only a brief shower which freshens the air.'

See our Guide to diving Dumaguete. 

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About Atmosphere Resort & Spa

Atmosphere Resort & Spa in Dauin, Dumaguete, is one of the best luxury dive resorts in the Philippines, offering excellent diving, impeccable service as you would expect from a 5-star hotel, luxurious and comfortable rooms and a wide array of amenities to please the discerning diver and traveler.

The maximum capacity at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is around 100 guests. Guests choose from suites, premium suites, apartments, penthouses, or private pool suites, all boasting luxurious linens and 5 amenities.

All rooms come with complimentary breakfast, California king-size beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, solar-heated water, eco-friendly cosmetics, coffee and tea, tropical fruit, energy reduction air-conditioners, flat-screen TVs, WiFi, minibar, rain showers, and a luxury turndown service.

Atmosphere Resorts breeze restaurant Atmosphere Resort Breeze restaurant

Atmosphere Resort Deluxe Suite Atmosphere Resort Deluxe Suite

Atmosphere Resort dive center Atmosphere Resort camera room

Read the reviews of the Atmosphere Resort & Spa here.

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How To Get There

Trip attendees should fly in and out of Dumaguete through Dumaguete Airport (airport code DGT). Flights may arrive any time on June 29. Return flights should be made at any time on the last day of the trip (July 6). Airport transfers are included and travel time is about 20 minutes each way.   


Payment Schedule

Deposit: $700

Payment 2: $700 due May 1, 2024

Payment 3: $700 due Oct 1, 2024

Balance due: Feb 15, 2025

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We can help with that! See more of the Philippines before or after your workshop in Anilao with Bluewater. Flying all that way merits a multi-destination vacation! Here are some examples of packages we can add on to your workshop reservation:

*Rates are subject to change at any time; please contact us for the most updated pricing. 


Price: Starting at $170 per person*(must be booked in advance)

*Optional excursion on the last day, which is a non-diving day (July 6)

Fishermen in the province of Oslob started feeding whale sharks in 2011. Since then the sharks have become regular visitors to the area and sightings are almost guaranteed on a daily basis. Over the last 10 years, the local Oslob community have developed a carefully monitored whale shark snorkelling experience which is sufficiently managed to allow for safe whale shark interactions, both for the whale sharks and for visitors.

  • Example schedule for the day:
  • 05:00am Breakfast available at the resort
  • 06:00am Depart from the resort
  • 07:30am Ferry from Dumaguete to Oslob
  • 08:30am Beach set-up for snorkel
  • 09:30am Snorkel with the whale sharks
  • 11:00am Lunch break at the beach (BBQ)
  • 13:30pm Ferry from Oslob to Dumaguete
  • 15:00pm Arrival back at the resort

You will be given a detailed briefing before your trip, but please be aware that you will be asked to leave the water if you touch the whale sharks and that flash photography, the wearing of sunscreen, or the use of gloves is strictly prohibited.

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us trips@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Photos courtesy of Atlantis Dive Resort Dumaguete

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