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“Rock the Wrecks of Coron!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunken Japanese Wrecks

Sunken Japanese Wrecks
Ranked #6 of 43 things to do in Coron
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Rock the Wrecks of Coron!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Phenominal wreck diving!!! Words and pictures cannot describe this experience!!! I have dove a few wrecks in the past several years, but such a large concentration of historical wrecks is just fantastic. Dive with rocksteadydivecenter.com and expect well catered dives.

Visited January 2013
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“Some of the best wrecks in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

I am an experience diver, and usually I hate bad visibiliy. But I didn't mind it in Coron Wrecks. The wrecks are so great. They are huge and you can just spend most of your dive inside. Going is corridors, rooms, finding stuff like if it sunk yesterday. Don't expect much life, but expect an incredible atmosphere. I was under the charm of each one of the six best wrecks. There are 3 tip of day dive : beginners, medium and hard. Each time with 2 wrecks dive and an optionnal third dive on Barracuda lakes or on a reef with a smaller wreck. I did them all and it always been a great day.

Visited January 2013
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Ladysmith, Canada
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“Lusong gunboat - snorkeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This review is from a avid snorkeler's perspective

The Japanese wrecks drew me to Busuanga. We managed to get on a tour that included the Lusong gunboat (one of two that are in easy snorkel depth). The other wreck - the East Tangat - did not seem to appear on any day/snorkel tours offered and is quite a bit deeper than Lusong. Lusong lies on her side and when we visited in December 2012, the edge of her hull almost broke the surface; the sea floor and bottom of the wreck were about 10m deep.

Although not much apart from the outer hull and inner bulkheads remain of Lusong, it was worth the experience of seeing a piece of history. The corals and sponges and colourful fish reclaiming this hulk make the experience more pleasant for those that might be off-put by the macabre aspect of visiting a war wreck. The surrounding corals are also very good. Visibility was very good during our visit.

The other stops on this day trip offered by Calamianes Expeditions Eco Tour offered even better snorkeling (corals) and an excellent, fullfilling lunch. It is worth noting that the crew on the boat are touted as guides by the company, but are professional, helpful and friendly.

I would recommend this tour and even do it again if given the chance.

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Even for somebody who simply snorkel, a visit to the different Coron shipwrecks is a must. Aside from actually viewing the wrecks, it's certainly interesting to note how close they are to the shore. These ships, if they were not sunk, could have altered the course of WWII or, at the very least, prolonged the war. According to one diver, these were the among the best shipwreck diving sites in the world. Don't take my word for it, dive! I didn't go beyond snorkeling ;-).

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pasig
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“AWESOME!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is the reason why I went to Coron. I never saw a shipwreck in my whole life.

Although I do not go scuba diving, just seeing the structure from snorkeling made my day. You can see the shipwreck clearly from the top. What a magnificent sight to see.

I asked our guide to go to the deeper part to take some picture of the shipwreck, which he gladly did.

Visited July 2012
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