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

Peter's Dive Resort, Oct, 2012,

by Lisa Evans, CO, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6818.

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

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions With dive guide, max 1 hour
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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