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“So-so snorkel spot”

Luzon, Philippines
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“So-so snorkel spot”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

It was cool to see a ship wreck as it was only about 3-4 meters deep and the water at the time was calm and clear, sent see any corals within the area, and not a lot of fish. But good photo ops and you can also see the lighthouse from the water.

Visited May 2013
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“interesting”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was the first ship wreck that we saw just by snorkling. Most of the time you can only see a ship wreck if you are a diver. So it was cool to see

Visited March 2013
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Philippines
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“Crappy snorkelling”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Japanese wreck sanctuary is absolutely useless. There were hardly 2-3 species of fish - just a few of them, and lots of dead white coral. yuck!

The wreck itself was just some hunks of rusting steel. Bangkas that come here freely drop their anchor on the corals and wreck - no wonder it is all dead!

A few dive students were practising here on the sea bed - I could only pity them. I think a swimming pool would have been more interesting!

On the whole, I would not recommend going here at all!

For more photos and write ups of Malapascua, see my Travel Blog - http://expattraveller.blogspot.com/

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“It's definitely worth a walk up here.”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Take a walk up to here with your fins, mask and snorkel around sunset. It only takes about 30 minutes depending how you walk but you go through the 'generator' village which is an interesting place to see, with a great community feel. You might well see some of the staff from your resort here.

The wreck itself lays just off of the beach, marked by two white bamboo poles. It sits between 1m to about 6m deep so you can see quite a bit but it must have been a pretty small ship.

The dive centres all pitch up here at sunset to see the mandarin fish, personally I didn't want to pay £32 to see one small fish, when there's millions of other colourful fish around.

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