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Sunken Japanese Wrecks

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Address: Sangat Island, Coron, Busuanga Island, Philippines
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Akitsashima and Taiei Maru

Both Japanese wrecks are superb dive sites. AKITSUSHIMA, 115m long and rests at 35m depth. Recommended certification level: Advanced Open Water with experience, Wreck Diver... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Both Japanese wrecks are superb dive sites. AKITSUSHIMA, 115m long and rests at 35m depth. Recommended certification level: Advanced Open Water with experience, Wreck Diver Recommended EAN-Nitrox Mix: 28%-32% One of the most famous wreck of Coron Bay is the seaplane-tender Akitsushima, because she is the one and only discovered navy-ship of this fleet (until now), which makes her special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a chance to see two sunken wrecks in my three day tour at Coron. I did not need to go scuba diving. The first was at Skeleton wreck, where we saw a sunken Chinese ship. I didn't enjoy this much because there were so many swimmers and divers at the time we reached the place. We were literally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing for diving but u need to have advanced or something similar so u can go down 30m to get the full experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This could be a very nice swimming spot but it's so crowded by all the tourists boats that can be hardly seen via snorkeling..take care to your head when swimming up back from the wreck, as you could hit the tourists boats..

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one of the highlights at Coron. A must visit for snorklers like me. You can see actual wrecks and some fishes.

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did 5 dives on 4 seperate wrecks with Rocksteady. Cool dives, the wrecks are very bare from salvaging, but absolutely covered in large and vibrant corals and accompanying sea life. Worth the trip ☺

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around Coron there are several Japanese wrecks that are accessible via recreational scuba diving. We went to four of them and you just need to have seen and done this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a diver, this is the reason to go to Coron. You can dive a different wreck every dive and if you are comfortable in enclosed spaces, you can certainly dive each wreck multiple times to enter through a different spot. It would be recommended to have your AOW with at least fifty dives to ensure you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dived here for 2 dives on a sunny day with calm sea and mild wind. Visibility was around 16 meters, which was pretty good. The ship is pretty big our first dive starts from the bow side. We first saw the must top and down to the bow. This wreck is well covered by many marine life and many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as a newly certified OW, i could only do East Tanggat Gun Boat and Morazan Maru - and am starving for more !!! this is the place - as the training site are on shipwrecks - real sunken battle/war ships -- now a haven for a diversity of marine life !!!! headn' back Feb.2017 - for Adv.O.W !!! - and... More 

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