Kogyo Maru

Coron Island, Calamian Group

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Dive Kogyo Maru


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 Auxiliary Cargo Ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy basically loaded with construction materials. Rumors want to tell you, she was also loaded with trucks, but they are unfortunately missing...:-(((

In one of the cargo holds you can find the famous bulldozer left, which looks actually more than a tractor, but still in good shape, incl. a beautiful 6-cylinder Mitsubishi diesel-engine, this hold is also full of cement bags, looking now like funny stones. In the next cargo hold there are rolls of wired fences left, the other holds are pretty much empty.

Empty is also the engine room and like before on Morazán Maru, there are 2 massive boilers left. From the top side the daylight is coming through the salvage hole and producing an amazing atmosphere! The hull is nicely covered with hard and soft corals.

The common lapu-lapu (grouper) in reasonable sizes, school of batfishes, massive lion-fishes hiding in bushes of black corals, barracudas, wrasses, nudibranch....occasionally turtles and rays makes the dive double interesting.

The visibility is from 3-15m depending on conditions, usually calm, sometimes medium current.
Recommended certification level: Advanced Open Water, Wreck Diver (for more advanced penetrations)
Recommended EAN-Nitrox Mix: 34%

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