Our Team



Resort Co-founder Ron Parkes (1947-2014)
Resort Manager / PADI Instructor Phil McGuire was born in Sydney, Australia, living most of his life in the Pacific and SE Asia. He likes living in the tropics, diving and playing rugby. If you find yourself with any time on your hands here at the Resort Phil has a fantastic collection of photos of local marine life. He is an all round nice guy although he does like diving in a silly hat.
Dive Shop Manager / PADI Instructor Pedro Batestil was born in Ichon, Southern Leyte, Philippines. Pedro is an experienced dive master and instructor and has years of local diving knowledge in Sogod Bay. In September 2008 he became a PADI instructor. He is hugely enthusiastic and is an expert in finding great aquatic life – if pygmy seahorses or whale sharks are about he will find them
Reservation manager Darlene and Annalyn will look after you while you stay with us and make your diving holiday an enjoyable one.

The resort staff

The resort staff

Resort staff  The ladies of the kitchen.  If you want a great meal or just a snack these ladies will cook you up a memorable treat

SBSR Boat Crew

The boat crew of Sogod Bay Scuba Resort From the left Dave, Berto, Pedro, Pawex, and Poloy.