Dive the Coron wrecks in the Philippines.

Coron Wrecks

Coron is in the province of Palawan on Busuanga Island. It is the largest town on the island and opposite of the island of Coron – the ancestral homeland of the Tagbanuas, a native tribe. It is part…

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Akitsushima

The Story of her sinking

The vessel had suffered from minor damage inflicted by U.S. air attacks near Buka Isl. on 1 Sep 1942 and received two direct…

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East Tangat

Little is known about this wreck and no surface pictures of the boat are available. It is a nice wreck for beginners and snorkelers with the bow at a shallow 3 meters and the stern…

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Ekkai Maru

The Story of her sinking

To make things worse, a vessel which showed similarity with the unidentified wreck in the northern part of Coron Bay has been listed in the 1952 U.S. statistics as a 2,939…

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Irako

The Story of her becoming a Coron wreck.

In the morning of 24 Sep a number of fighter bombers of Airgroup 31 expended their bombs on the vessel. Already by their first strike they scored…

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Kogyo Maru

The Story of her sinking

After she had survived TF 38`s air attacks on Japanese shipping in Manila Bay and Harbor on 21 Sep 1944 she received sailing order to transfer to Coron Bay and weighed…

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Kyokuzan Maru

The Story of her becoming a Coron wreck.

Army Cargo Ship – She was anchored near a small uninhabited islet called Dimalanta at the north coast of Busuanga with another 2 cargo ships lying abreast. As VB-19 was a…

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Lusong Wreck

This gunboat was strafed when cruising close to Concepcion village. Disabled by hundreds of machine-gun bullets she was caused to beach herself at the Southern tip of Lusong Island.

The wreck is equally good for snorkelling and wreck…

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Nanshin Maru

The so-called "Black Island Wreck" can easily be identified as a small tanker converted to carry specific fuel (gasoline, Diesel, lube oil etc.) in small isolated tanks for replenishment of land-based depots. It is in fact of certain…

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Okikawa Maru

The Story of her becoming a Coron wreck.

At 0855 on 24 Sep the ship was attacked by 70 dive bombers. The first two or more groups just strafed her and continued to head for the seaplane tender Akitsushima…

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Olympia Maru

The Story of her Sinking

This wreck is a perfect introduction to wreck diving! It sits almost upright with perhaps a 15° list to port, pointing 170° (compass bearing) at a maximum…

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Scuba diving the Coron wrecks