Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Eastern Visayas

Ready to check out the best sites in Eastern Visayas for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 10 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Eastern Visayas to suit your needs.
Napantao Fish Sanctuary

#1 - Napantao Fish Sanctuary

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Panoan island

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Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos). This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp. The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao. There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep ! Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish... Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos. Napantao Fish Sanctuary is also known as Napantaw, Ilijan Point, Rio's Wall, Toshi's Wall.
Sunok

#2 - Sunok

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Panoan island

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Access to Sunok dive site is with boat local dive operator Sogod Bay Scuba Resort. Contact www.sogodbayscubaresort.com This dive site has become very popular because of the whale sharks. There has been 8 pairs of whale sharks spotted in the last 6 months. Best time to see them is near or on the full moon. Fish Sanctury fees apply. You can dive on air or snorkel. Whale Sharks are seen on a regular basis. Sunok is also known as SBSR Whale Shark dive site.
Hinukilan Island

#3 - Hinukilan Island

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Baybay

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There is almost 5 dive sites around the Island, but this is forbidden to dive here as this island has become a marine sanctuary. This is a good dive site for snorkelling. Just southeast of Mahaba Island. Hinukilan Island is also known as Himukitan Island, Himokilan Island.
San Ricardo Whale Sharks

#4 - San Ricardo Whale Sharks

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Panoan island

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San Ricardo is the place to meet Whale Sharks. The best is not to dive but meet the sharks by snorkeling ! Spotters from Sunok fishing village can help to find sharks. Southern tip of Panoan Island.
Mahaba Sanctuary

#5 - Mahaba Sanctuary

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Baybay

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Mahaba Island is famous for its sea-turtles. This is a good dive site for snorkelling. There is a tax to access the fish sanctuary (approx 200 pesos / divers). Approx 12 nautical miles southwest of Baybay. The fish sanctuary is at the south tip of the Island.
Apid Island

#6 - Apid Island

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Baybay

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Dolphins, sea turtles, seahorses... West of Mahaba Island. Apid Island is also known as Island Aped, Apit Island.
Bonnie's place

#7 - Bonnie's place

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Limasawa Island

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Southernmost tip of Limasawa Island.
Heaven's gate

#8 - Heaven's gate

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, San Roque and Padre Burgos

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Steep slope with sponges, soft corals and anemones. This is a fantastic coral garden with a lot of fishs. Southernmost tip of Leyte Island. Heaven's gate is also known as Tangkaan Point, Tanka-an Point.
Peter's mound

#9 - Peter's mound

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, San Roque and Padre Burgos

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Good site to meet large pelagics. Approx 1 nautical mile north of Padre Burgos, the sea mount is 200m offshore. Peter's mound is also known as Otikon, Libagon.
Peter's Wreck

#10 - Peter's Wreck

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, San Roque and Padre Burgos

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The reef is about 20 meters from shore it slopes down to about 40 meters, on 17 meters you find peters old dive boat. full wit soft corals and little wonders Easy from shore. the wreck lies direct on the sloop