WITH SUPERB CORALS AND THE ALLURE OF THE EVER-ELUSIVE WHALE SHARK, LEYTE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE PHILIPPINES’ PREMIER DESTINATIONS. FROM GRACEFUL PELAGICS TO MACRO ODDITIES, LEYTE IS SURE TO DELIGHT.
With a wide range of marine life, from macro to pelagics, to whale sharks, Leyte is sure to please every interest. Many sites are teeming with nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses and red starfish. Giant fans and gorgonian, hard and soft corals make even life-less dives beautiful.
Of course, the reefs are home to a plentiful variety of fish. Lionfish, glass fish, fusiliers, frogfish, schooling jack, moray eels, triggerfish, emperor fish, garden eels, sea snakes and bat fish are commonly seen.
As for pelagics, divers come here looking for whale sharks and often succeed. Additionally, lucky divers might encounter barracuda, turtles, reef sharks, dolphins and even manta rays.