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Wrecking in Coron, Palawan

A popular destination spot, Coron is nestled at the seas of Palawan and is one of the most popular diving sites in the world. The number of sunken ships located in the waters makes for excellent diving where one can explore not only the historical sea vessels but also the different marine life of Coron. The wrecks are also makeshift homes for corals, fishes and other exotic marine life, making it a veritable zoo and garden underwater. During World War II, some eight or so ships were sunk at Coron, now the popular diving wrecks where everyone seems to flock. Regardless of being a novice or an expert, Coron is an excellent spot to hone your diving skills. Some but not all of the wrecks found in Coron are as follows:

Okikawa Maru

About 160 meters long, the wreckage was a civilian tanker sunk near Busuanga Island. Also known as the Conception wreck, the site has seen been covered with colorful corals and is home to various marine life. For novice divers, you might want to explore the deck while experts may weave around the ship, penetrating more adventurous areas.

Akitsushima

A Japanese warship, the vessel is 118 meter long and is also a veritable habitat for various marine life. The ship itself is an excellent piece of history that you can explore, seeing the excellent craftsmanship portrayed on the boat regardless of time past.

Kogyo Maru

A Japanese freighter, it carries various materials for building. About 158 meters long, the wreck is an excellent site for beginners. While diving, you might occasionally see a bulldozer or a tractor that is basically preserved with the ship. The vessel is also surrounded by corals and marine life so you can start exploring that right after marveling over some of Japan’s earlier construction materials.


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