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Southern Leyte

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Shhhh it’s quiet here! With just a handful of resorts and some simple local bars, nightlife is what you may say in the local language of Visayan, ‘wala’ – nothing!

It is beautifully peaceful in Southern Leyte, if you want to get away from crowds of people, busy towns, noise and pollution, then here’s a place to consider.

Admittedly Southern Leyte is not the easiest to get to from Cebu, having to take a ferry and taxi to get to Padre Burgos where the dive resorts are, it will take a half-day or so. It’s easier from Manila, fly to Tacloban followed by a 3-hour taxi ride and you’re there.

About Diving

If your checklist for a dive destination includes big stuff, small stuff, wall dives, drift dives, reef dives, muck dives mixed in with a bit of good visibility, then look no further, here it is. Southern Leyte is our personal favourite land based dive destination in all of the Philippines.

Good to know

  • Dive qualification: Open Water dive qualification suitable.
  • Best time of year: Diving all year round, but best between February and July.
  • Favourite dive sites: Napantau, Padre Burgos Jetty night dive
  • Off gas day: Take a day trip to the Guinsohotan waterfalls and cave, see how abaca is grown, processed and weaved.
  • Sunset drinks: Tangkaan Point at sunset to watch the ‘invasion’ of fruit bats from Limasawa island.
  • Try food at: Delia’s home cooking at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, it’s a real treat.
  • Local Highlights: Whalesharks, if it’s the season.

Southern Leyte – on the map


Resorts and Dive Centres


Guide Price

665

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort

       There are not many owners of established resorts that dive almost every day with their guests and continue to be strongly passionate about diving; Phil and Pedro are in that small group. This is definitely a resort owned by divers for divers. The resort is bang smack on the beach right in front...


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Guide Price

895

Per person. Twin share

  • 7 nights B & B

  • 15 dives

  • Domestic transfers

Padre Burgos Castle Resort

  If you want quiet relaxation, you’ve come to the right place, this beautifully appointed boutique resort instantly makes you slow down to holiday pace. David and Delia have done a fantastic job in a creating an all round experience which you can’t help but enjoy and unwind. It’s a small and intimate resort that feels...


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