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Dive Review of Peter's Dive Resort in
Philippines/Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte

October, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Evans, CO, US
Contributor   (13 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6818
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
GBR, Fiji, Raja Ampat, Philippines, Cozumel, BVI, Roatan, Belize, Bonaire
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
84   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
With dive guide, max 1 hour  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
No facilities on boats except rinse tank used also for masks.  Dedicated
rinse tank at dive shop; table to put cameras but no other facilities.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
This is a small resort on Sogod Bay, known mostly for whale sharks.  We
were there before whale shark season started, so were almost the only ones
there.  Stayed for 5 dive days.  Room was basic but pleasant.  Dining area
also pleasant - AC generally only turned on for dinner or if we asked. 
Appreciated the filtered water in the dining area and in our room.  Nice to
be able to have coffee in the morning in the room and sit on the front step
and look out across the bay.

Food was really good - the chef is great!  They accommodated special
requests and lots of fresh veggies.  Chef would tell us what he got at the
market that day, and we'd order that. 

3 dives a day.... best dives were at protected areas - especially across
the bay at Napantau.  Several good dives near the resort - but many of the
dive sites have been severely impacted by crown of thorns and by
overfishing.  Also probably siltation and pollution.  But even when the
corals were not very healthy, we still often saw at least some decent-sized
fish - sweetlips, groupers, snappers, emperors.  At Napantau saw giant
trevally.  Saw the biggest turtle I've ever seen - it was HUGE.   Also
enjoyed a muck dive - Malitbog - where we saw numerous sea robins, sea
horses, weird anemones, scorpionfish, razorfish, etc.  Also not to be
missed is the night dive at the jetty.  Really great diversity and tons to
see.  You are winding around the pilings to the jetty, so must be careful
not to touch stuff.  Sandy area also has crabs, stargazer, etc.   
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