Basic Facts
 Currents : can be strong
 Average cost of a dive :
 Dive Sites : 10+
 Dive Operators : 5+
 Off Season : ...
Southern Leyte
Dive sites in Southern Leyte
The dive
sites are
located in
Sogod Bay
Dive Sites in Southern Leyte
 House Reef
   Divided into three dives: Max Climax Wall, Voltaire’s Rock
    and Baluarte....
Dive Sites in Southern Leyte
 Tangkaan Point
    Tangkaan has varied reefs and underwater walls. Dive sites are
     mor...
Dive Sites in Southern Leyte
 Malitbog
    The dive sites here lend themselves well to macro
     photography: Cantamuac...
Dive Sites in Southern Leyte
 Liloan
    This part of Sogod Bay offers an assortment of dives (both
     shallow and dee...
Dive Sites in Southern Leyte
 Panaon Island
    The underwater walls at Napantaw, San Francisco have huge
     gorgonian...
How to get there
 From Manila
    Take a domestic flight from Manila to Tacloban
    From Tacloban, the resorts can mak...
Places to stay
 Peter’s Dive Resort
    Website: www.whaleofadive.com
 Sogod Bay Scuba Resort
    Website: www.sogodba...
References
 http://www.asiadivesite.com/philippines-dive-
  sites/leyte/
 http://www.whaleofadive.com/dive/
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Southern Leyte

  1. 1. Basic Facts  Currents : can be strong  Average cost of a dive :  Dive Sites : 10+  Dive Operators : 5+  Off Season : June-Oct
  2. 2. Southern Leyte
  3. 3. Dive sites in Southern Leyte The dive sites are located in Sogod Bay
  4. 4. Dive Sites in Southern Leyte  House Reef  Divided into three dives: Max Climax Wall, Voltaire’s Rock and Baluarte.  Max Climax Wall is riddled with crevices, home to angelfish, snapper, Napoleon wrasse, sweetlips, and grouper which greet divers on their descent along the coral-covered heights.  A little farther along are Baluarte and Voltaire’s Rock, which both host a rich assortment of pelagics, including jacks, tuna, and barracuda. Rays, turtles, sea snakes, and sharks are also common. Gorgonian fan corals are well represented, as well as good clumps of black and soft corals.
  5. 5. Dive Sites in Southern Leyte  Tangkaan Point  Tangkaan has varied reefs and underwater walls. Dive sites are more easily accessed by boat; for snorkelers, there are shallow coral gardens that characterize much of the stretch of the point.  Turtle Rock is suited for big fish lovers; green turtles are common (hence the name), as well as batfish, eagle rays, and grouper. The corals are prolific and diverse — gorgonians, tables, brains, sea whips, barrels, and sponges galore.  The Medicare and Heaven’s Gate are steep walls with table and soft corals, large sponges, and anemones. The Medicare is your best bet to see the elusive frogfish, while Heaven’s Gate hosts a wide variety of nudibranchs.
  6. 6. Dive Sites in Southern Leyte  Malitbog  The dive sites here lend themselves well to macro photography: Cantamuac and Bunga Bend for nudibranchs and a variety of critters amidst colorful corals and crinoids in strong current, and the Cemetery Wreck, with its coral-encrusted barge teeming with marine life.  Limasawa Island  Spectacular, historic island with dives to suit all abilities and tastes: Zach’s Cove for sheer depth and gorgonians; Adrian’s for huge table corals; Blue Tang Drift for pelagic action; and Sea Snake Shoal for lots of sea snakes.
  7. 7. Dive Sites in Southern Leyte  Liloan  This part of Sogod Bay offers an assortment of dives (both shallow and deep) as well as excellent opportunities for whaleshark watching from November to April.  Liloan is also home to the Tabugon Fish Sanctuary (established in 1993) and Tagbak Marine Park.  The area’s main attraction is the drift dive in the channel under the Liloan Bridge. It is an exhilarating and challenging dive in strong alternating currents (the place got its name from the local word for ‘whirlpool’), with rich coral formations and many caves along the route. It is recommended for experienced divers only.
  8. 8. Dive Sites in Southern Leyte  Panaon Island  The underwater walls at Napantaw, San Francisco have huge gorgonian, black, and soft corals fed by the strong currents. Inhabitants of the reef include batfish, grouper, sweetlips, and pretty much every other reef fish you would expect to find on walls as diverse as these  Son-ok Point in neighboring Pintuyan features a terrace-like terrain abloom with corals. Huge schools of jacks, surgeons, and black-tip sharks are regular sightings, as well as trumpetfish, colorful butterflyfish, puffers, snappers, groupers, cuttlefish, and various species of damselfish. Giant clams and other mollusks are also common in the area.
  9. 9. How to get there  From Manila  Take a domestic flight from Manila to Tacloban  From Tacloban, the resorts can make arrangements to pick you up. Usually takes 3.5 hours to Sogod Bay.  From Cebu  Take a direct flight to Cebu International Airport or a domestic flight from Manila  From Cebu, there are a number of ferry services to Leyte (Bato, Hilongos, Ormoc or Maasin )
  10. 10. Places to stay  Peter’s Dive Resort  Website: www.whaleofadive.com  Sogod Bay Scuba Resort  Website: www.sogodbayscubaresort.com
  11. 11. References  http://www.asiadivesite.com/philippines-dive- sites/leyte/  http://www.whaleofadive.com/dive/

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