place of Palawan is becoming more popular to travellers
in and out of the country. It's not only popular because
of its lovely beaches but with its impressive walls,
admirable coral reefs, astounding wrecks and beautiful
coral reefs in clear blue waters. There's no doubt
that divers would not settle for this very exquisite
and enchanting place.
Some of the best diving is to be found offshore where
the proximity to deep water and currents means more
chances of sighting pelagics. Around the the islands
on the north of Palawan, strong currents bring in
the big mantas, looking for food. Even in the south,
where few divers venture, the reefs are in good condition
and support abundant marine life.
underwater colors and abundant marine life make divers
come back for more in Palawan waters. For them diving
has become more exciting. They can take shots of different
colorful big and small fishes, swim with the very
amusing schools of fishes, touch the rough and smooth
corals, and more. Everything underwater is very remarkable.
Located at the the east side of Malajon
Island. Access. 3-5hr by banca west to
the west side of Busuanga Island. Average
Depth. 65ft Maximum Depth. 104ft Conditions. Conditions can get
rough with fierce currents. Not a good
place in bad conditions. Visibility up
Great for wreck-diving beginners and has
plenty of fish; western side has poor
corals, sometimes a good site to see large
pelagic species like sharks.
Maru (Concepcion Wreck)
Located at the south of Concepcion Village
on Busuanga Island. Access. 2.5hr by banca west until
south of Concepcion village. Average
Depth. 52ft Maximum Depth. 85ft Conditions. Fierce currents are
common. Visibility up to 20m.
It is well-covered with nice corals, sponges
and different kinds of fishes. Taiei Maru
Located between Lajo Island and Manglet
Island. Access. 2.5hr west by banca. Average
Depth. 92ft Maximum Depth. 125ft Conditions. With some strong currents.
Not advisable for beginners.
This warship in the Coron Wrecks, the
Akitsushima, sunk on 1944 was a glying
boat tender. It is 487ft long. This is
advanced dive due to the depth. This site
is good for fish life.
At Lusong Island
Located at the southern end of Lusong
Island. Access. 2hr west by banca. Average
Depth. 20ft Maximum Depth. 33ft Conditions. Clear, calm shallow
water. Visibility up to 100ft.
A shallow wreck which is good for snorkelling
and photography. It is often used as a
relaxation between main dives which is
covered with sponges and soft corals.
The reef beside the wreck is also good
Located at the southeast cornor of Lusong
Island and south of the Olympia Maru. Access. 2hr west by banca. Average
Depth. 92ft Maximum Depth. 110ft Conditions. Calm with some current.
Visibility up to 20m.
This is a Japanese freighter sunk on 1944
which is 520ft long. Deeper dive gives
less light and less time to explore the
Located at the west of the northwest side
Tangat Island. Access. 2hr west by banca. Average
Depth. 80ft Maximum Depth. 112ft Conditions. Calm with currents
that could be very strong at times. Visibility
up to 20m.
japanese freighter which sunk on 1944
is 525ft long with good stony and soft
corals and a wide variety of fish life
and other species.
Located at the west of the southwest end
of Tangat Island. Access. 1.75hr west by banca. Average
Depth. 80ft Maximum Depth. 100ft Conditions. Calm with light currents
that could be very strong at spring tides.
Visibility up to 15m.
A japanese freighter, 400ft long which
was sunk on 1944. This site a good introduction
to wreck diving for beginners. This has
a wide variety of fish life and a good
wreck for photographers.
Located at the west of the southwest end
of Tangat Island. Access. 1.5hr west by banca. Average
Depth. 33ft Maximum Depth. 72ft Conditions. Calm shallow water
with visibility up to 50ft.
was sunk on 1944
and believed to be a tugboat or anti-submarine
aircraft with waters which are shallow
for snorkellers. The dive is good for
novices and photographers.
Island - Fishing Boat
Located a few hundred meters southwest
of the entrace cove to the Barracuda Lake. Access. 45min south-southeast by
Depth. 25ft Maximum Depth. 40ft Conditions. Calm and shallow with
almost no current.
sites are located in this area with lovely
rock formations. Most of the sites are
shallow coral gardens with lots of sponges,
and other pelagic species. A perfect area
for first divers and also good for night
Lake (Barracuda Lake)
Located 100ft inland from the center of
the northwest part of Coron Island. Access. 45min south-southeast by
Depth. Whatever you like. Maximum Depth. 130ft Conditions. Calm with high walls
with visibility varying from 30m near
A different dive
served by hot spring. Moving from the
walls and descend, the water gets hotter.
On the walls of the lake, a lone Barracuda
40in long is found. Sea water species
could be found in the lake.
Located a few hundred meters northwest
of Calis Point, the south point of Coron
Island. Access. 2hr south by banca. Average
Depth. Whatever you like. Maximum Depth. 130ft Conditions. Calm sheltered water
with visibility up to 80ft.
A lovely shallow
coral garden at 13ft with a good stony,
leathery corals and plenty of reef fishes.
Located at the north-northeast of Calis
Point on Coron Island. Access. 2hr south by banca to northeast
of Calis Point. Average
Depth. 25ft. Maximum Depth. 44ft Conditions. Calm with good visibility
up to 65ft.
A beautiful site
with a large hole in the roof. Novice
divers should have steady nerves and be
accompanied by a local divemaster because
finding one's way out is harder.
Island - North & South
Located east-northeast of Calis Point
on Coron Island. Access. 2hr south by banca. Average
Depth. 25ft. Maximum Depth. 80ft Conditions. Only advisable dive
in calm conditions.
The southern and
northern part of this island offer good
snorkelling or shallow diving over coral
gardens with many small reef fishes.
Located 19km east of Bocao Point, the
southeast extremity of Busuanga Island. Access. 2.5hr east by banca. Average
Depth. 50ft. Maximum Depth. 130ft Conditions. Make the exploration
in calm conditions and expect some strong
currents. Visibility can reach 100ft.
The corals are not
too good. Sharks, tuna, travallies can
Rocks (Butulan Rocks)
Located 2km south of Bantac, Calanhayaun
and Lubutglubut Islands. Access. 3hr jouney by banca around
the east of Busuanga Island. Average
Depth. 60ft. Maximum Depth. 80ft Conditions. Make your journey only
in calm conditions.
is found on the west side while best diving
is on the west, south and east sides of
the southern rock with coral gardens sloping
down to 80ft.
Located opposite the village on the west
side of Tara Island. Access. 4-5hr in an overnight trip
by banca around the east side of Busuanga
Depth. 65ft. Maximum Depth. 100ft Conditions. Make this journey in
clam conditions visibility up to 25m.
Pelagic fish are
common despite the light currents. The
island houses a Vietnamese refugee camp.
Located close to the Club Paradise
Resort Access. By banca from Club Paradise. Average
Depth. 100ft. Maximum Depth. 131ft Conditions. Calm with medium currents
with visibility around 65ft.
A japanese freighter
sunk on 1944 500ft. An excellent dive.
Island - Southwest
Located southwest side of Dumunpalit
Island. Access. 5-6hr by banca around Busuanga
Depth. 50ft. Maximum Depth. 80ft Conditions. Dive is all-year round
with visibility up to 65ft.
The site is unique
for having pink soft corals with a gentle
slope from the shore to 25m. Pelagic species
are found on the slope.
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