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Napantao Marine Sanctuary

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Still the best in Southern Leyte after all these years. Happy to see that what we started way back... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
One dive - North wall - Amazing

I'm from northern Ireland - I have never ever seem so many fish :) And the visibility was... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Newcastle, County Down
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Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still the best in Southern Leyte after all these years. Happy to see that what we started way back then resulted in the preservation of this excellent reef system. So much to see and diving through the walls is just simply awesome!

Thank RioC153
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I'm from northern Ireland - I have never ever seem so many fish :) And the visibility was awesome.. Novice diver, good predive chat, attentive dive master and the boat comes to you to pick you up when you surface :) Cant wait to do...More

Thank BabyGiantGeo
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Been a Marine Protection Area for many years. The dive site is world class and abounds with coral and marine life

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I went here for snorkling because I can't dive anymore. I think with snorkling you don't see mutch less than with diving. It was gread the only place on the Filippines where I saw a lot of fish. Close to here You can snorkle with...More

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We did two dives at Napantao with Peter's dive school. They were both fantastic dives. It was great to see the healthy, colourful coral walls and reef. We saw all kinds of a life such as white tip sharks, turtles, cuttlefish, various reef fish and...More

1  Thank Jen R
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The array of fish and coral here is impressive; there is a deep drop nearby, so you can see both small/shallow-water fish and larger/deeper-water fish as well. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Tyche75
Reviewed 14 December 2017

this is a perfect reef in a very good condition, the corals are healthy and there ist alot fish around.

Thank MajaOppermann
Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of the gems of Sogod Bay. Must dive and snorkel there. Access by boat. Entrance fee to be paid to the marine protection organization.

Thank cristinaoh
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I've done Palau, the Red Sea, Maldives, you name it, but none hold a candle to this place. Pristine coral and biomass and biodiversity that must be seen to be believed. It gets no better than this.

2  Thank NewWorldSurfer
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

About a 40 minute boat trip from SBSR. Amazing wall dive with stunning coral on the reef top. Marine life is fantastic from the very small upto white tip reef sharks.

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Jay C
26 July 2018|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the Sogod Bay Scuba Resort. They have accommodation, hire equipment etc. However I am unaware of what packages they offer:
17 August 2017|
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Response from VictorVillero |
Good day! Yes, you can ravel by road; takes about 5 hours max. That's 3 rides (1 van, 1 bus, and 1 motorcycle) You just have to pay 100.00 pesos for the Marine Sanctuary fee and, if you want, you can rent buoyancy aid... More
26 May 2017|
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Response from Victor Quincy V | Reviewed this property |
Hi MJP1971. I am visiting there tomorrow so I can keep you posted on how the current situation is..