Underwater wows

Beneath the azure waters of Busuanga island lies a tragic part of history. In September and October 1945 the US navy sunk a fleet of Japanese ships around the many rocky islands in the Calamian group. Thousands of men lost their lives in the bombings that sunk their ships. These days however, the wrecks are popular dive sites and attract divers for their easy to reach depths and variety of ship types. I signed up for a diving day and visited two wrecks and one reef.


Diving on World War Two Japanese shipwrecks.

The other activity here is to hop on a boat for a day of snorkelling above the hard coral reefs and swimming in unbelievable turquoise and green lagoons around the islands.





Island hopping around Busuanga island.

As my last stop in the Philippines, Coron Town on Busuanga was a good mix of activity-filled holiday time. Definitely go for the diving and island hopping!




Oh coconuts, how I love you!


2 responses to “Underwater wows

    • Coron, by far. El Nido didn’t feel like real Philippines to me – too many tourists passing through. Have you visited both spots?

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