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Sogod Bay hosts dive adventure event

SOUTHERN LEYTE, Philippines – Sogod Bay in Southern Leyte province hosted at least 34 Europeans, mostly from Switzerland and France, for a week-long dive event organized by the French-based underwater event group, Objectif Atlantide.
Scheduled last April 10 to 17, 2023, the divers observed Sogod Bay’s marine life through treasure hunts, educational and fun events like playful investigation, naturalist discovery and friendly competition.
Many of them were first-timers in the region and some have not been to the Philippines, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). And, French actors Estelle Lefébure and Anthony Lambert were said to have participated in the event.
Sogod Bay is tagged as one of the exceptional diving destinations in the country, for which reason that it was chosen as the venue by the Objectif Atlantide for its third edition of the underwater game.
Over the weekend, guests were accompanied by the Department of Tourism officials during the divers trip from Manila to Tacloban Airport and to Padre Burgos town.
The Sogod Bay Dive Sites is dubbed as the Rising Star of the Philippine Dive Destinations. It is often described as an undiscovered divers’ paradise, that has something to suit every diver’s level of experience, preference, and expectations, according to Karina Rosa Tiopes, DOT Eastern Visayas Regional Director.
She further said that the 30 dive sites around Sogod Bay offer divers shore dives to world-class muck diving, pristine coral walls dives for macro photography diving, and night dives. (Edited from PNA)

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