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Diving in Busuanga & Coron

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The biggest draw to the area are World War II Japanese shipwrecks. Sunk by an aerial raid on September 24th, 1944, Coron is one of the few places in the world that has actual war wrecks within recreational diving limits. Over the years, the wrecks have become artificial reefs, giving a home to clown fish, lionfish, crocodile fish, and many other species of reef fish.

Coron is also home to the unique Barracuda Lake.  A short walk will take you to a lake that is fresh water at the surface and salt water on the bottom.  It is also a geothermal vent with the saltwater layer getting up to 38°C.

The waters surrounding Coron are full of islands with pristine beaches, and beautiful snorkeling spots.  Use your pre-flight surface interval to explore the area with one of the many island hopping tours.

When to dive in Busuanga & Coron

Diving in the area is available year round.  The best visibility is from January to May with up to 15 to 20 meters.  The water is always nice with an average temperature of 29°C.  The wet season brings late afternoon showers from June to October.

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More Information

The most convenient way to Coron is to fly into Francisco B. Reyes Airport (USU) with one of the daily flights from Manila. Several air-conditioned vans wait outside the airport ready to bring the incoming travelers to Coron.  Private transfers can also be arranged.

You can also take a boat from Manila, El Nido and San Jose, Mindoro to the pier in Coron town.

Time Zone
220 V
Bar (bar)
A, B, C
English, Filipino
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
Domestic airports
Francisco B. Reyes, formerly Busuanga (USU)
International airports
Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL)
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