FREEDIVING IN CORON PALAWAN: 6 Best Reef and Wreck Dive Spots
Dubbed as the shipwreck diving capital of the Philippines, freediving in Coron Palawan is on top of my list. The dramatic views of sunken Japanese ships around the island is breathtaking and it’s one of my most favorite dive destination ever! I would say, it’s an expensive paradise yet, it’s worth every single penny.
The reef and wreck dive in Coron Palawan is celebrated by a lot of diving enthusiast — freediver, scuba diver, even snorkeler. These well-preserved wrecks, combined with the stunning marine life, create an unparalleled underwater experience.
6 BEST REEF AND WRECK DIVE SPOTS FOR FREEDIVING IN CORON PALAWAN
1. EAST TANGAT WRECK
The East Tangat Wreck is a small gunboat which historians believed to be a submarine hunter or a tugboat. She rests on a sandy slope with its bow within 5 meters deep, which is perfect among snorkelers to see, while its stern is at 22 meters deep.
2. LUSONG GUNBOAT
The Lusong Gunboat is also either an anti-submarine craft or a tugboat found within the vicinity of Lusong Island.
She is 40 meters long with its stern breaking the surface at low tide. Its bow extends to about 10 meters deep.
3. BARRACUDA LAKE
Tucked within the towering karst cliffs of Coron Island, lie the warm, cyan waters of Barracuda Lake. Formed by sunken limestone rock, this lake contains both fresh and saltwater, with a layer of brackish water nestled in between and heated by geothermal activity.