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PHILIPPINE'S FINEST

SHIPWRECKS

Irako

Navy Refrigerated Provision Ship | For advanced divers and beyond

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
147 meters 19 meters 30-45 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 10min

The Irako is intact except for the bridge area, which took a direct hit.  It is the least salvaged wreck and has a lot to see on penetration. This dive is best made at deck level giving an average depth of 30m. The number and variety of fish is spectacular.  Nitrox has the advantage of increasing your bottom time by about 50%.

Lusong Gunboat

Gunboat | For all divers

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
25 meters 6 meters 0-11 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 15min

Lusong Island wreck appears previously to have been a tugboat because of the engine positioning, the large size of the engine mountings and the large fuel tanks.  It was converted into a gunboat for the Japanese fleet. The stern breaks the surface at low tide.  The maximum depth is 11m. This wreck is also great for snorkeling and is next to a wonderful reef whose depth ranges from 3 & 18m.  It is another good third dive, heaven for underwater photographers and suitable for inexperienced divers.

Olympia Maru

Army Aux. Supply Ship | For open water divers and beyond

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
128 meters 16 meters 18-29 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 15min

Olympia is a wonderful wreck with a large variety of marine life, soft and hard corals. It sits upright.  The depth on the deck is 18m to 29m. The cargo holds are easy to penetrate with a lot of available light. One of the best wrecks for those discovering wreck diving.  Divers often come back having seen something new and exciting.

East Tangat Wreck

Gunboat | For all divers

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
35 meters 7 meters 3-19 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 25min

The name of this ship was not known until February 2002 when a group of 6 intrepid Dutch divers spent all Sunday, in shifts, burrowing into the sand to find it!  The bow is at 4m with a maximum depth of 19m. It is great as a third dive, for underwater photographers and the less experienced diver. The ship is tight against a reef, which at shallow levels is a fairyland of branching corals and miniature reef fish.   A wreck and reef dive in one!  The snorkellers will be happy too!

Kogyo Maru

Navy Aux. Supply Ship | For open water divers (with deep speciality) and beyond

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
129 meters 18 meters 17-34 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 15min

She lies on her starboard side at 34m. It is possible to penetrate the whole ship. Many of the penetrations are easy and are well lit.  Kogyo's second hold contains cement bags, a small bulldozer, tractor and air compressor. Swim through the engine room and you will find two large boilers. The top of the ship is at 17m and is covered with hard and soft corals and a wealth of life.  It is  another good Nitrox 32% dive giving an approximate 50% increase in bottom time.

Morazan Maru

Civilian Cargo Ship | For open water divers and beyond

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
140 meters 13 meters 12-26 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 20min

The cargo holds & engine room allow easy penetration of this wreck with lots of available light. In the engine room there are two large boilers which can be viewed from the front & back. Penetrating into the shower room you can see the tiles on the floor plus the light fitting with the bulb still in place. The top of the ship is at 14m & is covered with hard corals containing a large variety of marine life.

Akitsushima

Seaplane Tender | For open water divers (with deep speciality) and beyond

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
118 meters 16 meters 22-36 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 25min

The Akitsushima is a warship lying on her port side. She was bombed near the stern where her flying boat was tethered on metal tracks. She sank immediately. The ship is almost split in two just in front of the engine room. The crane used for lifting the seaplane out of the water is intact, lying on the sand at 36m. A 3-barreled anti-aircraft gun mounting is at the front of the flying boat tracks and another is half buried in the mud in the area of the crane. There are good penetrations. The engine room is the most interesting. There are four engines, transmission with large gears, and the machinery for operating the crane. A good Nitrox dive.  At 32% this gives you an approximate 50% increase in bottom time. Max depth:

Okikawa

Navy Aux. Oiler | For advanced open water divers

Lenght Beam Depth Sunken Boat time from Chindonan
160 meters 20 meters 10-26 meters Sept. 24, 1944 in Coron Bay 30min

This wreck is covered with corals and houses a large variety of marine-life. The deck is between 9m & 15m and is good for wreck dive beginners. There are many penetration possibilities.  Okikawa is situated in a channel so there can be currents.  However it is not a problem for beginner divers as there are many areas around the superstructure where you can shelter-and watch the schools of fish enjoying themselves!  Because of it's size you can do many different dives here.

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