Sogod Bay in Southern Leyte offers probably the finest shore based diving and snorkeling in the Philippines with walls, slopes, muck dives and marine life ranging from pygmy seahorses to whale sharks. Although very easily accessible from Manila, Cebu and Bohol tourists are few and far between and there are only a handful of dive operations.
To enhance your enjoyment of this fabulous diving area Padre Burgos Castle Resort is now offering guided diving in very small groups. Your group of 4 can enjoy private diving, and the size of a non-private group is just 2 to 4 divers.
For private groups the programme and timing will be at your discretion, but the normal routine is an 8.30am departure from the resort’s private beach with 2 morning dives before returning to the resort for lunch. Keen divers can also enjoy an afternoon dive and night dives are also available, with the one at Padre Burgos town pier being especially recommended.
Subject to a maximum number of 6 guests on the boat, snorkelers can also join the diving groups while snorkeling only tours, including whale shark watching, are run for groups of between 2 and 6 people.