Sunken Japanese Wrecks, Coron

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#3 of 23 in Wildlife in Coron
Popular with divers from around the world, Sunken Japanese Wrecks allow adventurous underwater explorers to discover a sea plane carrier, cargo vessels, gun boats, and submarine hunters sunk by Americans in 1944. Penetrate engine rooms, machine shop and cargo compartments, or see if you can spot anti-aircraft guns on top decks. Swim with banana fish, giant puffers, sea horses, turtles, and sea snakes, and keep your eyes open for scorpion fish and barracudas. A wreck of a gunboat near Lusong Island covered with hard corals makes a particularly good spot for snorkeling, as well as a decent resting spot between dives. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Coron holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sunken Japanese Wrecks and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Don't go to Coron without visiting this place! It is simply one of the most beautiful things to see on Coron... Enjoy to do a day in Barka privatized to make the other spots nearby! ;)
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  • There are multiples sunken boats in Coron but most of them can only be seen while driving. If you are snorkelling only and want to see one, go to the skeleton reef.  more »
  • I’ve snorkeled all over the world and think the Palawan Islands are some of the best locations! The old Japanese ship wrecks hold a lot of fish, coral, and eery feelings which makes this a must see st...  more »

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Coron accommodations range from simple guesthouses and hostels, to luxury hotels with facilities like swimming pools, onsite restaurants, and equipment rentals. Some of the offshore islands allow camping, a solid alternative for backpackers and other visitors averse to making advanced reservations.
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