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Discover the historical Japanese WWll wrecks of Coron Bay and Truk Lagoon and experience perhaps the best wreck diving trip in the world.

An unforgettable adventure for wreck enthusiasts. Begin your journey at Sangat Island Dive Resort in the Philippines. Located in the heart of Coron Bay the resort offers easy access to the shallow gun boats, huge freighters and other vessels of the Japanese supply fleet that met their watery grave in September 1944.

The journey continues to Truk Lagoon, considered by many as the world's finest wreck diving destination. Truk Lagoon is home to an entire Japanese fleet, sunk in 1944. Frozen in time, complete with sake cups and skeletons, jeeps and tanks still tied on board, and fighter planes still waiting in the hangars, the area has been declared an underwater museum. We recommend a land-based stay at Blue Lagoon Resort or, for an alternative experience, board the MV Odyssey and enjoy the same sites by liveaboard.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

  2. Day 2: Transfer to Coron Bay

    Continue on by air and road to  Sangat Island Dive Resort to begin a five night stay.

  3. Days 3-5 : Dive Coron Bay

    Spend three days exploring the WWII wrecks of Coron Bay, with six dives included.

    Additional nights and diving packages can be purchased, please ask your Dive consultant.

  4. Day 7: Depart the Philippines

    This afternoon your journey continues with a series of flights via Manila and Guam to arrive in Truk Lagoon the following day.
  5. Day 8: Arrive in Micronesia

    You will be met on arrival and transferred to Blue Lagoon Resort for an eight night stay. Rest of day at leisure.

    Speak with our Dive experts if you would prefer to spend time on the MV Odyssey liveaboard for your time here.

  6. Days 9-14 : Dive Truk Lagoon

    Enjoy two boat dives per day exploring the wonderful wrecks of Truk Lagoon considered the best wreck diving destination in the world.

    Your package here includes 12 boat dives.

  7. Day 15: Day at leisure

    Take time to unwind and relax or explore the topside attractions. 

  8. Day 16: Depart Micronesia

    Depart Truk for Manila. On arrival, transfer to your chosen airport hotel for an overnight stay.
  9. Day 17: Depart Manila. Arrive UK same day.

    Depending on your chosen airline and schedule, you may choose to fly overnight arriving in the UK the following morning.

You should note: The itinerary above can be tailored to your needs but number of nights in each location can be determined by current flight schedules.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 18 days from £3,875 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Year-round.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • Domestic flights
    • 5 nights resort Philippines (FB)
    • 8 nights resort Truk Lagoon (BB)
    • 2 nights stopover hotel Manila
    • 9 days diving
    • Tanks and weights
    • All transfers
Featured locations:

Truk Lagoon

One of the world’s largest enclosed lagoons, Truk is home to an entire Japanese fleet, sunk in 1944 and frozen in time. Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks in close proximity, and in clear shallow water. Truk Lagoon is a must for wreck lovers.

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, common octopus, spotted eagle ray, Pacific bluefin tuna, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Group diving, Technical diving, Wreck diving

Coron Bay

Coron Bay, just north of Palawan, is one of the world’s finest wreck diving destinations. An entire Japanese fleet was sunk here by American forces in 1944, and the wrecks of its 24 vessels now attract divers from far and wide.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, dugong, hawksbill turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Wreck diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

MV Odyssey

This popular liveaboard departs Chuuk each Sunday, with daily diving in Truk Lagoon. Up to five days a day are offered to a variety wrecks and coral reefs, where you’ll find plenty of marine life including sharks and eagle rays.

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.

Blue Lagoon Dive Resort

Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this dive resort is situated on a coconut palm fringed point of Weno Island with breathtaking views of the most famous lagoon in the world - Truk.