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Travelnsj
07-08-2008, 09:04
Has anyone dove Sogod bay in the Philippines? any info is appreciated ie. places to stay? what the diving is like? etc.

h2odragon1
07-08-2008, 12:08
I have not dove in Sogod but hera are some links. Sogod Bay Scuba Resort, Philippines Home (http://www.sogodbayscubaresort.com/) Peter's Dive Resort Philippines: Scuba Diving in Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte (http://www.whaleofadive.com/) Sogod Bay Scuba Resort (Southern Leyte, Leyte) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g612372-d1012514-Reviews-Sogod_Bay_Scuba_Resort-Southern_Leyte_Leyte_Visayas.html) Diving Dive Center Sogod Bay Scuba Resort (http://www.dive-centers.net/dive_center_8517-sogod_bay_scuba_resort.html) Scuba Channel PADI philippines (http://www.video.scubadata.com/index.php?tag=PADI+philippines&PHPSESSID=9a92b4571fc63232e627e88cff4f9fd9)
The whale sharks have already moved through the area, as have the Mantas. The season for these is usually late Feb. thruogh June.
You're in for a great time!:smiley20::smiley20:
Try some time in Bohol, on Panglao Is. or in Dumagete!:smiley20::smiley20:

Travelnsj
07-08-2008, 12:27
Thanks for the links...I found them earlier except for the Scuba Channel one. The video clip of Sogod Bay looked good for small stuff, have seen that same school of Jacks from Palau to Indonesia...LOL, the Whaleshark looked kewl.....I was hoping to see a little more of Raja/Papua style diving in the video. The few reports I can find say there is a ton of Marine life.

If I go to the Philippines it will either be PG or Sogod Bay as I have only about 6 nights then off to Palau. My friend who has PalauDive.com is relocating to Sogod Bay....thus my change of plans from PG.

Thanks for the heads up...if you find anything else please post.

h2odragon1
07-08-2008, 13:09
Thanks for the links...I found them earlier except for the Scuba Channel one. The video clip of Sogod Bay looked good for small stuff, have seen that same school of Jacks from Palau to Indonesia...LOL, the Whaleshark looked kewl.....I was hoping to see a little more of Raja/Papua style diving in the video. The few reports I can find say there is a ton of Marine life.

If I go to the Philippines it will either be PG or Sogod Bay as I have only about 6 nights then off to Palau. My friend who has PalauDive.com is relocating to Sogod Bay....thus my change of plans from PG.

Thanks for the heads up...if you find anything else please post.

Puerto Galera will give you more diving. It's only 2 hours south of Manila with a 45 min boat ride. Sogod will require a ride on an airplane, and the no-fly off-gass time.
Only 6 days? NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!

Travelnsj
07-08-2008, 19:41
Actually I will lose about 3 dives. As I get into Manila at about 9pm (man my ass will be dragging all the way from LA). The next morning I will take a 5:30 am flight and finally get to Sogod about 5 hours later. Then coming back I have an 11:30 flight from Manila to Guam. So I can take a late afternoon flight out of Tacloban....so i figure about 3 dives lost!