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 and 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!
About Sogod Bay Dive Resort
At Sogod Bay Dive Resort we are committed to providing divers with a top class diving experience and great value for money. Within ten to thirty minutes of Sogod Bay there are over twenty dive sites accessible on our boat “Kermit” and from the shore. Whenever feasible we offer our guests sixty minute dives.
In addition to a vast array of both soft and hard coral Sogod Bay supports aquatic life from tiny pgymy seahorses, nudibranches and pipefish to turtles, frogfish, napoleon wrasse, and even, at the right time of year, whale sharks!
Co-owner and certified PADI instructor Phil McGuire offers a range of PADI courses, both for divers who are new to diving and for certified divers wishing to continue their dive education during their stay at the resort. The resort is the only dive operation in the area offering enriched air facilities.
Our philosophy is that the quality of the diving must be reflected in all areas of the resort. Accordingly, all of our accommodation has been designed with quality and comfort in mind. Indeed, since opening in February 2006 all of our guests have been impressed by the quality of our accommodation. Our cottages are equipped with air-conditioning and a fan and each cottage overlooks Sogod Bay, just a few metres from the shore.
1st class Accommodation and Restaurant
Our diver friendly cottages are situated on the beach and offer spectacular views of Sogod Bay. Each cottage has its own private terrace. Built in 2006, our cottages all have an ensuite bathroom (with hot showers) and twin beds. Each unit is air-conditioned with a ceiling fan and tea and coffee making facilities.
Restaurant and Bar
The Resort bar and restaurant offers fabulous views over the bay. Tables are situated on the terrace to provide alfresco dining. The bar provides cold beers and soft drinks, espresso coffee plus a nice selection of spirits and cocktails. Our restaurant has a large a la carte menu with a good selection of wines, all at very affordable prices.
A small selection of the dishes on our current menu: Ron’s Beef and Beer meat pies; Alisha’s steamed fish in banana leaves; curry laksa; kinalaw and the world famous Dopey Burger (think big, think burger, bacon and cheese).
(Please note we do not use MSG in our restaurant)
- Internet access
- Reading library
- Pool Table
- Small weights gym
- Satellite television and DVDs
- Motorbike hire
- Mountain bike hire
- Spa (massage, manicure and pedicure)
- Guided jungle walks, caving tours
- No karaoke in resort
Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte
Mailing Address: Sogod Bay Scuba Resort
PO Box 777
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
The Philippines has two international airports, Manila and Cebu. Cebu is the nearest international airport to our resort if you are flying into Manila, we recommend you book a connecting internal flight to Cebu. The other option is to fly from Manila to Tacloban airport. From Tacloban we can arrange a transfer to our resort.
Cebu has a number of ferry services to Leyte. They are the Roble ferry leaves from pier 3 in Cebu at 4.30pm and arrives in Hilongos at 8.30pm(Ph +63322555904). The Supercat leaves from Cebu at 6am, 11.35am, 5.10pm, and 8.30pm to Ormoc. The Supercat takes 2 hours 30mins. The Cokaliong ferry leaves Cebu from pier 1 at 7pm arrives Maasin at about 1am. Please contact us before you come so we can check the schedule of ferries as they can change seasonally. We can arrange your transfer once in Leyte from ferry terminals Bato, Hilongos, Ormoc or Maasin.