Top Scuba Dive Shops in Padre Burgos
#1 - Sogod Bay Scuba Resort Inc
Sogod Bay in Southern Leyte offers wonderful scuba diving with spectacular dive sites in one of the Philippines' most recently discovered dive destinations.
The prolific marine life ranges from pygmy seahorses through to whale sharks and there is also an incredible variety of extremely healthy and undamaged hard and soft coral. Sogod Bay offers a plethora of pristine reefs and our dive boat will probably be the only one at any given site dived during your stay. Indeed, much of the Sogod Bay area is essentially virgin territory; as a result, we are still discovering new dive sites. You can experience all this in a beautiful and peaceful tropical setting and truly relax and enjoy your holiday – without fighting with hoards of other divers!
We offer daily fun dives and trips for certified scuba divers and snorkelers. We also provide PADI scuba diver training courses from complete beginner through to PADI Divemaster. If you have never tried diving before you can start with a PADI Discover Scuba Dive, or an Open Water Course. If you are already certified and want to continue your development we can offer the PADI Advanced course, Rescue Diver or even Specialties such as Deep Diver or Enriched Air Nitrox.
#2 - Peter's Dive Resort
Since 2000, weve hosted many divers from all over the world eager to explore Southern Leytes protected marine sanctuaries. Discover the pristine waters and virgin reefs of Sogod Bay, home to a remarkable mix of hard and soft corals teeming with marine life, from pygmy seahorses to giant whalesharks!
Tangkaan Point, located west of the resort, is a long land mass with steep hills sloping abruptly into the sea. The coastline is composed mainly of rocky cliffs and bluffs, which is consistent with much of the topography of the Sogod Bay coast.
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.
Sogod Bay is also a good place to see whalesharks, manta rays, dolphins, and several species of shark. Whaleshark watching cruises are a good option between dives. The topography is diverse, with reef flats and walls interspersed with interesting limestone and rock formations.