Dive Sites Busuanga
The Wrecks of Busuanga Island and the Coron Bay
Our wreck site description, simply click the sketches below for details on each dive
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Dive into History
September 1944. The US Third Fleet, under the command of Admiral “BULL” William Halsey aboard the US S New Jersey, began moving toward the Philippines Islands. Task Force 38 was involved in carrying out air strike’s against Japanese targets in the Philippines.
In the early morning, 24. Sept. 1944, 05:50 am, the TF 38 took off on a flight, a target area 350 miles (!) away from there Aircraft carriers . A total of 120 aircraft’s, F6F HELLCAT fighters and SB2C HELL DIVER bombers been on there way to CORON BAY. This was at this time the longest air raid in history.
At 9.00 am the Planes reached Busuanga Island, found 15-18 large enemy ships anchored in CORON BAY. Only 45 Minutes later they left CORON BAY, leaving behind a hell of burning oil, manganese and exploding.
Dive deeper into history
Anyone who is seeking more in-depth historical information’s on the Busuanga Island Raid, please refer to:
Today, 14 Wrecks are located in dive able depths (between 5 and 40 meters). Most of the sunken vessels are sized between 100 - 200 meters of length. The only handicap can be the visibility at many of the wrecks. Average visibility is 15 m (+/ – 10 m) and is affected by tides. Best conditions are during quarter moon and/or at high tide.
Most wrecks can be dived from beginner level up to technical advance wreck diver. A real playground for Wreck Diving even if you are new to SCUBA Diving, UW Photographer, exited about Marine life, for recreational or advanced Wreck Diver.
D’ Wrecks of Busuanga will excite you!