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Sogod Bay Scuba Resort



Destination: Philippines

Brgy Lungsodaan, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, Philippines 6602 | Room only + 2 dives from $99++ ppn

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sogod Bay scuba Resort Quick Pitch 

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort is a scuba diving resort in Southern Leyte, Philippines, committed to providing divers with a top-class diving experience along with great value for money. Within ten to thirty minutes of the resort there are over twenty dive sites accessible from the shore or from its boat “Kermit." In operation since 2005, the resort has 2 dive instructors on-site and specializes in whale shark tours and snorkeling tours, and, because of its strong commitment to marine life protection, it has sponsored many marine protected areas within Sogod Bay.


SOGOD BAY SCUBA Resort Quick Stat

  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: AC, restaurant, free parking, massage
  • WiFi:  Yes, free
  • Nearest International Airport: Mactan Cebu International Airport


How to Get There 

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort is located in Barangay Lungsodaan in the municipality of Hinundayan. Guests can fly in from Manila to Tacloban Airport, and take either a taxi or mini-van to the resort or guests may request for airport transportation.


Dive Overview 

The Province of Southern Leyte lies between Bohol, Cebu, Surigao, and Leyte. The area around Sogod Bay has more than 20 outstanding scuba diving sites, the few are considered the best in the Eastern Visayas region or in the Philippines like the famous Napantao Wall in the municipality of San Francisco. 


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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Sogod Bay Scuba Resort has six oceanfront rooms that offer spectacular views of the bay and amenities which include airconditioning, cable TV, refrigerator minibar, ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom (with hot shower), and a beachfront terrace overlooking the sea.

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The resort also has four spacious Apartment rooms set back from the beach, whose amenities include airconditioning, cable TV, refrigerator minibar, ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom (with hot shower) and a large terrace with views of Sogod Bay and Limasawa Island.

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There are also two budget Oceanfront Cottage rooms that include airconditioning, a ceiling fan, and an ensuite bathroom (with hot shower).

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The resort's 2-story Beach House has commanding views of Sogod Bay; with terraces and a kitchen. It sleeps 4 persons, with a king-size bed with airconditioning upstairs and a pull-out sofa bed downstairs.

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All the rooms in the resort are serviced daily and offer a tea and coffee maker.  WiFi is provided when available.  A backup generator assures guests' comfort.


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Resort Facilities 

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  • Internet access
  • Reading library
  • Pool table
  • Satellite tv 
  • Spa (massage, manicure, and pedicure)
  • Guided jungle walks




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Sogod Bay Scuba Resort's restaurant is open daily from 7 am – 9 pm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy dining with fabulous views of Sogod Bay on our alfresco dining terrace. Offering an à la carte menu that caters to western as well as local tastes, our restaurant is highlighted by a daily specials menu that features such dishes as fresh kinilaw (raw seafood salad, a Filipino delicacy), spicy Singaporean pork, Filipino chicken, chili garlic king prawns, and grilled Wahoo with chili black bean sauce.

They also make freshly baked bread and brewed & espresso coffee. The bar is always well-stocked with a plentiful supply of red and white wines, spirits, refreshing cocktails and of course cold beer! Enjoy the friendly atmosphere where you will always find good conversation.


  • Snorkeling
  • Reef and muck diving


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Package & Rates

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Rates are valid until Dec 31, 2024, rates are exclusive of meals. Rates are converted from philippine pesos and may vary according to the current exchnage rate.

Accommodation TypePrice per night
Oceanfront Cottage (2 single beds)$49
Oceanfront Cottage (3 single beds)$59
Deluxe Oceanfront Cottage (1 quessn bed and 1 single bed)$65
Beach House (1 king-size bedroom, 1 pull-out sofa bed, and kitchenette - suitable for 3 - 4 divers)$76
Apartment (2 single beds)$39
Apartment (3 single beds)$53


Rates are valid until Dec 31, 2024. Rates are converted from philippine pesos and may vary according to the current exchnage rate.

Accommodation TypePrice
Air dives (excluding rental gear)$35 per dive
Air dives (including rental gear)$39 per dive
NitroxAdd $5.50 per dive
Night diveAdd $4.50 per dive
Marine park feeis $3.50 per day



For information regarding rates, availability, and packages drop us an email at or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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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 sharksin 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. 



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Dive Center Information 

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The Kermit, Sogod Bay Scuba Resort's dive boat



The resort offers state of the art diving equipment and its dedicated staff can give you professional and friendly advice for all of your diving needs. 

Guided dive tours: Sogod Bay Dive Resort's divemasters all have extensive local experience – you can choose from over 20 untouched dive sites. The dive guide to divers ratio is no more than 6 divers per guide.

The resort has 2 dive boats: a 73-ft banka dive boat named “Dako Kermit” (28 pax) and a 63ft banka dive boat called “Kermit 2” (25 pax). Both have been fitted out to make your diving experience an enjoyable one. Dive gear includes Cressi BCDs, Regs and wetsuits; Luxfer tanks all serviced and maintained to a high standard. Bauer and Coltri Sub compressors; nitrox and cascade systems will ensure a quick and efficient filling service for our customers.  

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Other Information

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Practical Information

  • Electricity: 220V
  • Time zone:  UTC+8
  • Languages: Tagalog & English

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Underwater Gallery 

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Reviews (1)


Accommodations: We had room #1 Oceanview, twin beds. The room is small and basic. But, it met our needs. The room has a/c, a small refrigerator stocked with drinks and snacks for sale, small counter tables and bedside tables. They clean daily, unless requested not to. There is a jug filled with drinking water, a percolator to heat water for tea or coffee in the room. Small packets of coffee, sugar, creamer and tea are all provided in room for those who need the caffeine kick in the morning. Looking around, I think I will book room #6 next time we go. It's more like a family room, much larger.

Bathroom and shower: Clean and with shelves, where we stored our clothes and some dive gears that are dry. Water pressure is ok. One can take a warm shower after diving.

What I like about the rooms: They provide a place outside of the room to hang and dry your wet gears overnight.

Food: We liked the Spaghetti Bolognese. My buddy said the chicken schnitzel was also good. I also enjoyed the stuffed grilled calamari. They have a regular menu, and specials weekly or every few days, which are written on a board.

The helpings are 'big' for me and enough for my bigger dive buddy. I had to ask the kitchen to just give me half portions when I order. The wait staffs are great, especially Rhea!

The Dive Op: Well managed by Pedro. Air and Nitrox fills are over 3,000 psi all the time. Nitrox is usually at 31-32%. The guys measure the gas in front of you. Sometimes you sign the ledger, sometimes no ledger. They help you in every manner, change tanks, make sure there are no leaks, etc., before they send you into the water. Dive gears are loaded and unloaded by these guys. They do work hard.

After the dives, they will rinse your dive gears. And, if you are not diving anymore, they will dry the gears for you after rinsing.

Con: I did not see a camera rinse at the resort - although this was provided on the boat. The rinse tanks at the resort are not labeled for regulators. BCD, wetsuits and booties. However, they have a fresh water hose and most of us rinse our regulators using that hose. There are 2 rinse showers beside the dive op to get off some of the salt.

The DM's are very good at spotting critters. I wonder how they manage to see those very tiny creatures and the hidden ones.

The diving and marine life: No 'big' stuff' (unless you consider the occasional whale shark sightings). I am sure that they are there though. Not for those into 'adrenaline' diving. There was mild current on one of the dives. Most are easy and relaxing. There are a lot of macro photographers returning to this place. A couple of divers, who did the house reef one morning, said that they saw 2 eagle rays. (I heard one jump while I was on the boat, we saw a spotted ray tucked under a ledge on one boat dives). Saw some dolphins shooting the waves on our way to Limasawa Island.

Several of the dive sites presented with schooling fish - plenty of them. The reef is healthy, both soft and hard corals. In spite of hurricane damage, I can still appreciate the beauty. of the reef as they cover the walls. Something for the wide angle photographers. Lots of schooling anthias, some schooling barracudas. A couple of turtles. Pygmy seahorse, candy crabs.....

Diving is a combo of walls and mucks. Muck dives are just as good. We did not do Padre Burgos pier while there. Local politics. Don't know if it's been resolved.

Travel time: To get there, we flew from Manila to Tacloban. The resort arranged our transfers. From the airport to the resort is a minimum of 3-hours via winding mountainous road. Same of the return.

Visited on 05/2023 - Submitted on 05/14/2023


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