Sogod Bay is a perfect site for divers who are looking for exceptional reefs, a garden of corals steep drop-offs, shelves and walls, and black sand filled with macro life. Home of a profusion of beautiful marine life.
In addition Sogod Bay also supports aquatic life from tiny pygmy seahorses, nudibranch, and pipefish to sea turtles, frogfish, octopus, and in time whale sharks will be added to the list too.
Sogod Bay is located in Southern Leyte. It is a resort for scuba diving that is committed to providing a high-quality experience and will guarantee a well-spent value money guarantee. From the resort, there are over Twenty dive sites accessible from the shore.
SOGOD BAY DIVE SITES
There are 5 great dives right outside the resort. The dives range from 15 up to 40 meters and comprise of: Max’s Climax 1 and 2 (wall dives); Voltaire’s Rock; Bulawarte and a wreck dive. All these dives have plenty of big fish action when current is moving. We’re also lucky enough to have pygmy seahorses, frogfish, and hawksbill turtles. Diverse soft and hard corals abound including huge gorgonian fans and a massive number of developed whip corals
Sunok is one of our more established dive sites, but it has become very popular with whale sharks between early November until May. The resort has had a 100% success rate diving with the whale sharks in past seasons. The whale sharks follow plankton and jellyfish and for that reason, it cannot be promised they will be there all of the time.
To the north of the resort (about a 20-to-30-minute boat ride away), there are 4 great dive sites: Bunga Bend, Whip City, Cantamac, and Malitbog wreck. These sites vary in depth from 15 to 35 meters and have diverse fish and coral life: nudibranchs, ribbon eels, pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish, and manta shrimp.
To the south of the resort (about a 10-to-30-minute boat ride away) are Medicare and Limasawa Island. Tankan and Santa Sofia have a fantastic array of colorful soft corals and huge barrel corals. Mandarin Fish, turtles, eagle rays, batfish, and frogfish are frequent visitors to these sites. The famous Limasawa Island is not only famous for Magellan’s visit but also for the incredible diving. Adrian’s Cove and Zack’s Cove dive sites are 20 to 50 meters deep and have dark eerie steep walls with gorgonian fans and massive table corals. We often see nudibranchs and occasionally the odd hammerhead!
Directly across Sogod Bay from the resort lies Panoan Island and the Napantao dive site. The dive is also a marine sanctuary with a large wall dropping to depths of 50 meters. Giant gorgonian fans are abundant on the wall. It is spectacular on a sunny day and looks absolutely majestic. When the current is ripping hard large pelagic fish are often seen here. This is one dive you must not miss while you’re visiting our resort!
Night Dives – Padre Burgos jetty and Malibog wreck are our two first-class night dives. Both dives are in shallow water. If you are a photographer or want to see something unusual come along on these dives. Seahorse, frogfish, nudibranch, reptilian eel, octopus, razorfish, slipper crabs are only just a few of the creatures you will see while diving at these sites.
How to get there
Sogod Bay Scuba Resort is located in Barangay Lungsodaan in the municipality of Hinundayan. From Tacloban City or DZR Airport, R8 Tourist Transport Cooperative will give you a great experience trip to this great location.