Atmosphere Resort, Dumaguete Summer 2019 Photo Group Trip

Dumaguete Summer 2019 Photo Group Trip on June 29 - July 6, 2019, Atmosphere Resort

  Dumaguete Summer 2019 Photo Group Trip

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 photo advice. 

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. The package also includes 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

7-Night Packages:

Unlimited Diver Package in Suite - $2,855 p.p.*

10 Dive Package in Suite - $2,373 p.p.*

Non-Diver with Activities in Suite - $2,193 p.p.*

Special Kids Rates Available

Optional Land Extensions:

7 Nights in Anilao - $2,160 pp*

7 Nights in Puerto Galera - Starting at $1,223 pp*

10 Nights in Cebu & Bohol - $2,430 pp*

*Based on double occupancy

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Why Join This Trip? - Why Travel with Bluewater? - Package Details

Kids' Specials  - Dive Information - Trip Leader - Accommodations

How to Get There - Booking & Payment - Trip Extensions - Underwater Photos


Why Join This Trip?

 ✓ Photo advice available during the trip 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


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Why Travel with Bluewater?

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

 ✓ Gear discounts and other benefits

 ✓ Great support if flight/weather issues occur

 ✓ "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


Dive Packages

The dive packages include 7 nights accommodation, full board meals, 1 complimentary checkout dive on the day of arrival, 1 day of whale shark snorkeling at Oslob, Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Dumaguete airport or ferry terminal, complimentary nitrox, unlimited snorkeling, wifi, 10-minute massage and intro yoga class upon arrival.

Package #1: Unlimited Diver Package in Suite

Also Includes: 5 days of unlimited boat and shore diving (up to 5 per day) including 1 day at Apo Island

$2855 per person double occupancy

Package #2: 10 Dive Package in Suite

Also Includes: 5 days of guided 2-tank boat/shore dives including 1 day at Apo Island

$2373 per person double occupancy


Non-Diver Package with Activities in Suite

Includes: 7 nights of accommodation, full board meals, 1 day of whale shark snorkeling at Oslob, Roundtrip shuttle transfer from Dumaguete airport or ferry terminal, unlimited snorkeling, wifi, 10-minute massage and intro yoga class upon arrival.

Also Includes: A trip to Malatapay Farmer's Market on Wednesday, 3 massages of your choice in the spa, 1 back massage, and 1 culinary presentation about Filipino food.

$2193 per person double occupancy



> Single supplement surcharge for Suite accommodation $929

> Penthouse accommodation upgrade TBD


Family Room Packages

> $3176 per person double occupancy with Unlimited Diver package 

> $2694 per person double occupancy with 10 dives package

> $2514 per person double occupancy for Non-Diver with activities package


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.


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.


Atmosphere Resort's Dive Sites

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.


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 turndown 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. 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 Dumaguete on Cebu Pacific airlines, which allows for online booking. Flights 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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Payment & Booking

Payment Schedule

 > Deposit: $800 

 > Total Due 2/1/19 

Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call Bluewater Travel at 310-915-6677 or email and let them book your dream vacation at the best price!



Want to Extend Your Trip?

We can help with that! See more of the Philippines before or after your workshop in Dumaguete with Bluewater. Flying all that way merits a multi-destination vacation! Puerto GaleraAnilao, and Cebu & Bohol are amazing destinations nearby that offer a range of additional unique experiences. Here are some examples of packages we can add on to your trip reservation:



Price: Starting at $1,223 per person*

*based on double occupancy and mid range room pricing. Room upgrades are available and additional peak season rates may apply for certain dates

A few hours' car and boat transfer from MNL, El Galleon can offer you abundant corals and fish diversity and an inexpensive all-inclusive dive package.

✓ 7 nights at El Galleon Resort 

✓ Daily dives

✓ Free WiFi: Yes

✓ Swimming Pool: Yes

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✓ El Galleon Dive Resort

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El Galleon Dive Resort



Price: $2,160 per person*

*based on double occupancy and mid range room pricing. Room upgrades are available and additional peak season rates may apply for certain dates

A few hours' transfer South from MNL, this macro haven is an easy add-on to extend your vacation!

✓ 7 nights in a casitas room at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort

✓ All meals and transfers

✓ 3 dives daily

✓ Free WiFi: Yes

✓ Swimming Pool: Yes

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Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort



Price: $1,740 per person*

*based on double occupancy and mid range room pricing. Room upgrades are available and additional peak season rates may apply for certain dates

A short domestic flight from MNL to either of these islands offers a whole new experience! See pristine corals and abundant reefs, all with never-ending diversity ranging from tiny seahorses to whale sharks. There are numerous resorts to choose from, but we think Magic Resorts (Magic Oceans Bohol & Magic Island Cebu) offer the best experience for the price.

✓ 5 nights on each island

✓ Daily dives

✓ All meals and transfers between resorts and airports

✓ Free WiFi: Yes

✓ Swimming Pool: Yes

Magic Oceans Resort Bohol Magic Island Resort Moalboal

Magic Oceans (LEFT) & Magic Island (RIGHT)


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Underwater Images

Dumaguete Underwater Photos from Previous Trip



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Marine Life: 
Top Macro Spot
Whale Sharks
Trip Leader: 
Scott Gietler
Type of Trip: 
Land-based Resort
Bluewater Photo Instructor leading trip
Ultra Luxury
Great for non-divers & snorkelers
Child / Babysitting friendly trip


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