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Coron Bay is a large, sheltered body of water that has become the wreck-diving capital of the Philippines. Diving is possible in Coron sheltered waters, but visibility isn’t perfect.

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HUNTER’S ROCK Twenty-one kilometers due to west of Apo reef lies the seamount Hunter’s Rock. Hunter’s is best known for its sea snakes, which literally carpet the ocean’s surface during their breeding season (June to July). At other times of the year, they are less noticeable and less excitable as a consequence.
TAE MARU/TALEI MARU (CONCEPCION WRECK) The Tae Maru, a 168m-long oil tanker that was sunk during a 1944 air raid, has smashed bow and lies at 26m, listing slightly to port.
AKITSUSHIMA (FLYING BOAT TENDER) This is one of the deepest wrecks in the area, you’ll see plenty without descending past 25m. Though the flying boat hasn’t been found yet, an impressive crane twists off to the port side of the tender, its tip buried in the sand at 38m. Tuna, barracuda and yellowfins frequently patrol the wrecks. and groupers, batfish, sweetlips and snappers hide inside it.
LUSONG GUNBOAT This small gunboat are an easy dive and an excellent snorkeling site. This is a perfect introductory wreck dive and, because of its shallow depth, is a good choice for a second or third dive of the day.
OLYMPIA MARU (TANGAT WRECK) This wreck features black coral, finger sponges and a variety of soft and hard corals encrusted along its 135m-long hull. This is also a popular training site for advanced and wreck diving classes.
MAMIYA MARU This 160m-long freighter still has some of its cargo (construction materials) intact in the holds.
KOGYU MARU Kogyu Maru is a deep wreck lying on its starboard side. The port hull of this 160m-long cargo ship lies at 22m. The wreck is deep, and bottom time is limited, so its not a suitable dive site for most scuba divers.
TANGAT WRECK Tangat wreck also known as Sangat wreck is coveredwith lots of soft corals, sponges and some hard corals. The currents are usually quite light. The wreck lies more or less upright. This is a good training wreck but is also popular with experienced wreck divers.
IRAKO A deep wreck with its deck sloping from 28 to 33m, the Irako was a refrigeration ship. It is a good penetrable wreck, but because of its depth and size (about 150m-long), safe penetration requires specialized training and an experienced guide.
TANGAT GUNBOAT Tangat Gunboat is another great place to snorkel, as the bow is very close to the surface. This 35m-long vessel lies a few meters off the rocky east coast of Tangat Island. This is a popular site with the Kayakers, as well as snorkelers and divers.
BLACK ISLAND WRECK Black Island Wreck sits upright on the sloping sandy bottom, its stern at 20m and its bow at 32m. It’s still a favorite training ground for wreck diving and is popular with photographers. It’s also good night dive – look for lobster, cutterfish and other nocturnal hunters
DIMAKYA ISLAND  Dimakaya Island is home to some of the area’s better coral dives. There are some good dive sites and the snorkeling is great.
BARRACUDA LAKE  one of the most unusual diving and snorkeling sites in the Philippines, Barracuda Lake, officially called Cayangan Lake, is an inland body of water intruding from deep subterranean cracks and by freshwater from rain and springs.
KYOKUZAN MARU In excellent condition, this huge sunken ship usually has about 20 metres visibility and ideal diving conditions. In the cargo rooms hold Japanese cars and trucks can be found and provides shelter to batfishes, fusiliers and trevallies
OKIKAWA MARU (TAIEI MARU) This was a civilian tanker/oiler ordered form Mainila to Coron Bay but was hit by bombs and sank two days later. On your dives, expect to come across sweetlips, grouper, lionfish, surgeons, wrasse, tang and soldierfish. In addition, the whole wreck is covered with soft and hard corals and sponges. Since currents can be fierce in this area, Advanced Open Water and Wreck Divers are the recommended certification to be able to dive.
EAST TANGAT GUNBOAT (TAMAKAZE) The Crew of this boat most likely scuttled it after the air-raid because it is so close to the shore and there are no big damages. 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. The stock of fish is rich of species. There are some big puffer fish and many big red lion fish and scorpion fish, a lonesome bumphead parrotfish, shoals of batfish, snappers, six-banded angelfish and countless sponges.
MORAZAN MARU The Morazán Maru is one of the most popular wrecks of Coron, because of her beauty, rich fish life and relatively easy level. She is lying on her starboard side in 25m of water. Big groupers, puffers, schools of baby barracudas, crocodile fishes (flathead), plenty of scorpion fishes, occasionally black and white bended sea snakes and turtles. Site usually has calm to mild currents.
BUGOR REEF 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 anemone-fishes, batfishes, moray-eels, puffers, etc. Turtles and the giant clams are common; with good luck you can encounter a leopard-shark and guitar-shark.
KALAMBUYAN REEF 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. This site is also good for underwater photography.
7 ISLANDS REEF 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. An excellent diversity of fishes like many kinds of anemone-fishes, batfishes, cuttle fish, barracudas, groupers, angel fishes, emperors, moray-eels and the giant clams, the rare mandarin fish, turtles, lobsters, seahorses, nudibranch and rays, sometimes even eagle-rays, makes this dive-site to a perfect spot for underwater photography .
NEPTUNE’S WALL The average depth is 14 meters. although the maximum depth you can reach is 25 meters.

 

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