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Napantao Marine Sanctuary

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Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines
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Sensational coral and wall for scuba

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dave S
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The best place in the Philippines fore diving and snorkling.

I went here for snorkling because I can't dive anymore. I think with snorkling you don't see mutch... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Frank v
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Medellin, Colombia
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Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 16 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

1  Thank Diverat
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

I can't begin to describe the beauty of this dive site. The wall is covered with beautiful sea fans and the shallow reef on top, lush soft coral, teeming with life. IMHO Napantao gives Bunaken a run for its money. I have heard about the...More

1  Thank Sebastian K
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I went to Southern Leyte with a friend early in January 2017. Unfortunately the weather was really bad at is was raining pretty much 24/7. Still the diving around there was really great and Napantao was surely one of the best dives i did in...More

1  Thank Stefan S
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MurphyD88
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
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MJP1971
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..
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