Scuba Diving in Leyte
This large bay in the southern part of Leyte Island remains a relatively unknown destination in the Philippines. Those that dived here, however, can attest to the incredible diving. Known locally for the whale sharks that swim near the bay’s entrance during the season, it is also a place where you can find pristine reefs and diverse macro life. There are over 20 dive sites in Sogod Bay, so they should keep you busy for days.
A very small island at the southernmost tip of Leyte, Limasawa is one of the best places to dive in Leyte to encounter whale sharks. there are over 10 dive sites around the island, most of them being located on the east side and defined by impressive walls. The currents can get strong here, but it’s worth it. Some of the most popular dive sites here include Adrian’s Wall, Gunter’s Wall, and Bonnie’s Place.
One of the biggest draws to Panaon Island is, yet again, whale-watching, but the area also offers one of the most rewarding dives – the Napantao Reef. This popular dive site is a fish sanctuary, protected from fishing and collecting of marine organisms. Snorkeling and diving are permitted with prior permission and fees must be paid for these activities.
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