Wreck Diving

Coron offers some of the best wreck diving on the planet. There are seven main wrecks, ranging from 4,000 to 12,000 tons plus smaller gunships and barges. That’s where we dive. The main wrecks can be enjoyed as scenic dive sites; the variety of marine life that is attracted to the artificial reef is incredible. Or the shipwrecks can be explored with penetration dives. Divers can experience the extent of the ship’s cargo holds, accommodations, and engine rooms. When guiding, I tailor the dive to the ability and confidence of the diver so we have fun, but with safety as the first priority.

These ship wrecks aren’t just purposefully sunken to create a dive site… these are a big piece of history. Come and join us for some world-class diving.

Come on, Let’s go!

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In 1944 the American Navy launched an airborne attack from the East Coast of the Philippines to the Calamian Islands in the South China Sea. The Japanese had moved their supply fleet from Manila to these islands thinking it was beyond the reach of the Americans. But three squadrons of American bombers had auxiliary fuel tanks enabling them to make the longest airborne Navy raid of the 2nd World War.
 

Coron wreck diving
 
This WW2 attack created twelve Japanese shipwrecks and now places Coron in the top ten spots in the world for wreck diving. The great thing is that divers from all levels of experience can enjoy the wrecks. There are wrecks from just a few meters below the surface to wrecks at 45m deep for the suitably qualified and experienced diver.
 
Wreck diving Coron
 
For qualified divers, wreck diving can be a breathtaking experience. Going down the line to a wreck for the first time is an exciting moment filled with the anticipation of what lies below. For the experienced and adventurous diver the Coron wrecks make great penetration dives. From a gentle look into the cargo holds, to exploring rooms on the lower deck levels and checking out the engine bays and propeller shafts, there is much to see. For suitably qualified divers, Kevin will also organize technical diving days that will include twin tanks and EAN for decompression dives.