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Philippines :: Coron Bay : Kyokuzan Maru

This Japanese army cargo ship is 136m long and located to the north of Busuanga. Unfortunately, due to the distance from Coron, it is not visited that often by dive operators and you may need to find a group to go with. Alternatively, live-aboard operators also visit as part of their itinery.

It is more or less intact and swimming through the cargo holds, you will discover various cars and trucks from a bygone age.

Nanshin Maru
This a Japanese oil tanker some 50m long that sits upright on a sandy bottom. It is located close to Black Island Beach and can be reached in a day from Coron. Again, live-aboard operators visit as well.

This is an ideal wreck dive for beginners and photographers. The water is clear and you'll see scorpionfish, batfish, groupers, lionfish and trumpetfish. Night diving is excellent as well.


Depth: 10-41m

Viz: 5-15m

Currents: weak

Getting there : day trip

Best months: Nov-May.

Kyokuzan Maru