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Dive Review of Sogod Bay Scuba Resort in
Philippines/Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort: "Relaxing Stay...Great Diving!", Mar, 2015,

by ROBERT PECORARO, NY, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8535 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Sogod Bay is a somewhat sleepy area in Southern Leyte. Sogod Bay Scuba Resort is one of several in the area. The hotel was very nice. Clean and relaxing, with nice restaurant and good food. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. The diving was outstanding. It was an excellent combination of gorgeous reefs with a smattering of outstanding muck sites. I was there during Whale Shark season and during that period they offer Whale Shark trips, which includes one dive and then searching for Whale Sharks to snorkel with. The dive masters were excellent and were great at finding all things big and small. They ran a safe and enjoyable operation. There is also a pier in town from which they do night shore dives. It is a shallow dive loaded with all kinds of small critters, including sea horses and blue ring octopi. I will definitely return to this destination some day and I will definitely stay at Sogod Bay Scuba Resort.
Websites Sogod Bay Scuba Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Continental USA, Hawaii, Caribbean, Indo Pacific, South Pacific, Africa, Asia, antarctica
Closest Airport Tacloban, Leyte Getting There Fly to Tacloban, Leyte or ferries from Cebu

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 26-28°C / 79-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictive rules. You could dive your profile with your buddy.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments There was no rinse buckets on the boats, but they had rinsing facilities on shore. There was plenty of room on the boat for camera equipment and the crew handled cameras properly. There were plenty of great subjects to shoot throughout the week.
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