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Located in north Palawan in the most westerly part of the Philippines, Coron Bay is renowned for some of the best wreck diving in the world.

There are other interesting dive sites to explore in the area; but it’s the vessels of an anchored Japanese supply fleet, which were bombed by a massive air strike in September 1944, that divers go to discover.

These fascinating sites include gun boats, sub chasers, cargo and supply vessels as well as a seaplane tender and plenty more. The majority are at a depth of 25 metres. With a maximum of 40 metres, they are accessible to divers of all abilities.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, dugong, hawksbill turtle

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Dive Coron Bay

Recommended for wreck enthusiasts, Coron Bay is home to 11 Japanese World War ll vessels. Other visitors can explore the protected reefs and relax in the tropical surroundings on Sangat Island.

  • When to go: Oct-Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,575 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Get Wrecked – Truk & Sangat

Discover the historical Japanese WWll wrecks of Coron Bay in the Philippines and Micronesia’s Truk Lagoon. An unforgettable adventure and possibly the best wreck diving trip in the world!

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,875 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Sangat Island Dive Resort

Located on the southwest of Coron Bay on a long stretch of pure white sand, Sangat Island Resort is one of the Philippines’ best kept secrets and the jumping off point for the world famous wrecks of Coron Bay.

Club Paradise

The only resort on Dimakya Island in Palawan province, Club Paradise Resort is the jumping-off point for trips to Apo Reef and also offers a great place to relax. A great option for divers and non-diving buddies.

Suggested liveaboards are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

S/Y Philippine Siren

A traditional 40 metre long phinisi, this is one of the most spacious vessels in the Siren Fleet. A variety of itineraries are available throughout the Philippines, depending on the season.

Atlantis Azores

This luxurious liveaboard offers a number of seven and ten night trips throughout the year in different areas of the Philippines, including Malapascua, Tubbataha Reef and the Visayas. A great option for groups.