Dive in Coron Island

    Whaleshark Outside Irako Maru, Coron Palawan

    Irako Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in the south-east of Lusong Island south of the Kogyo Maru, the Irako, a Japanese supply ship, 147m (482ft) long with 9.570 G.R.T., was sunk in this furious strike of the American Air force in September 24, 1944.The Irako, a provision-vessel for refrigerating food, sunk after disastrous…
    Akitsushima Machine Gun and Bomb, Coron Palawan

    Akitsushima Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in between the islands of Lajo and Manglet south of Concepcion village on Busuanga Island, lies the Akitsushima Wreck.One of the few real warships among the Coron wrecks. The Akitsushima was sunk by the Americans in 1944. The wreck is 148m (485ft) long, had 4.650 G.R.T. and lies on port side…

    Barracuda Lake Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in the middle of the north-west coast of Coron Island further inland, the access is by boat. In the north-west coast of Coron Island there's a cave with limestone cliffs, exactly between Pimaa Point and Balolo Point. In the middle of the bay there is a gap in the cliffs at sea level. You…

    Kogyo Maru Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in the east of the south-eastern corner of Lusong Island. South of the Olympia Maru, this Japanese freight ship, 158m (518ft) long with 6.352 G.R.T., was sunk by the Americans in 1944. It lies in a depth of 34m (112ft) on its starboard side. The port side is in 22m (72ft).This is an…

    Kyokuzan Maru Coron Island, Philippines

    This Japanese freighter measures about 152 m long and lies almost upright at an average 30m depth; she provides a beautiful wreck dive experience. In excellent condition, this huge sunken ship usually has about 20 metres visibility and ideal diving conditions. In the cargo rooms hold Japanese cars…

    Lusong Gunboat Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in the southern end of Lusong Island, and northwest of Irako the wreck lies in shallow waters between sea level and 14m. Good for snorkeling and photographing. The wreck was recovered earlier and all the superstructure is gone.It is covered with sponges and soft corals and provides shelter…

    Okikawa Maru (former Taiei… Coron Island, Philippines

    This was a civilian tanker/oiler ordered form Mainila to Coron Bay on the 22nd September 1944. Two days later, she was hit by bombs and sank. She is 160m long and lies two miles south of Concepcion in the northwest of the bay. Confusion has reigned for a while about its true name. Many called it The…

    Olympia Maru (former Tangat… Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in between the northern tip of Lusang Island and the island of Tangat, this originally thought japanese freight ship, 137m (449ft) long with 5.617 G.R.T, was sunk by the Americans in 1944. The reality is that nobody knows his origin, but it was supposedly built in Europe. The Olympia Maru is…

    Talei Maru/ Concepcion Wreck Coron Island, Philippines

    Located in the south of the village of Concepcion on Busuanga Island edging at the pearl farm of the Lusteveco Company. The wreck is not visible any more above sea level.The 168m (551ft) long Japanese 10.045t auxiliary tanker Taiei Maru was sunk in 1944 by American planes. It lies almost straight at…

    East Tangat Gunboat Coron Island, Philippines

    Pretty close to the east-shore of Tangat–Island, you can dive a small, 35m long Japanese anti-submarine-chaser and Tug-boat in shallow water of min. 3m down to max 19m. A perfect dive for beginners or a 3.rd dive of the day, and of course, for underwater-photographer! Her original Japanese…

    Black Island wreck Coron Island, Philippines

    It is located in the east side of Malajon Island, alias Black Island due to its black rocks. The wreck is right in front of the beach next to a ship stranded on the shore.The 45m (148ft) long coastal ship of unknown origin lies upright on a sandy slope. The bow at 32m (105ft) and its stern at 20m…

    Morazán Maru (former Olympia… Coron Island, Philippines

    Freighter and passenger liner built in England, 1908, sold to Central America, where she served (among others) the route between Honduras and New Orleans. Captured by the Imperial Japanese Navy in Shanghai 1941 and used as an Auxiliary Cargo Vessel.The origin of this vessel was for long time unknown…

    Bugor-Reef Coron Island, Philippines

    This excellent reef near the north-shore of Culion Island slopes from 3m down to 35m+.It usually offers a quite good visibility of 15-20m. The best parts are the shallow ones with a plenty of different species of hard and soft corals and a rich fish life, including the common reef-fishes like…
    Electric Clam, Coron Palawan

    Kalambuyan Reef Coron Island, Philippines

    A 30min boat ride in the north–west of Okikawa maru this dive-site is one of the best reefs in the region and offers you a beautiful, healthy environment under water with usually pleasant visibility and an excellent diversity of corals and fishes. It is also very good for…

    Lusong Reef Coron Island, Philippines

    The reef itself stretches from the Lusong Wreck to the north, for around 2 sea-miles and offers good to excellent quality of hard and soft corals.Because of the protection of a pearl-farm nearby, it has also a pretty good fish life, including turtles, cattle-fish, rays and plenty of macro-stuff like…

    7 Islands Reef Coron Island, Philippines

    Its local name is Siete Picado, and it is one of the most popular reef dives around Coron because of its close distance to the town (only 20min with the boat). Also good for a single dive or night dive, but usually and best in combination with Barracuda lake.Since a couple of years this reef is a…

    Neptune's Wall Coron Island, Philippines

    One of the few true wall dives in Coron. A nice dive with lots of small cracks and crevices for life to hide.

    Chindonan House Reef Coron Island, Philippines

    A beautiful reef just 80m off Chindonan Island Resort & Divecenters shoreline.Amazing night dives where to see squids, a sleeping turtle, octopus, seahorses, different scorpion fishes and much more.During day time this reef offers great diving for Discover Scuba divers, and divers who needs a…