The USS New York
This vessel is a World War I vintage battle
cruiser built in Philadelphia in 1891 and scuttled by the US Navy at the
approach of the Japanese in 1941. Situated between Alava Pier and the northern
end of the runway, the New York lies on its port side in 27 meters (85
feet) of water. This historic old war horse still has its cannons intact
and is a perfect wreck for underwater photography. There is no curent and
the visibility ranges from 5-15 meters (16-45 feet). The marine life on
this site consists of barracuda,talakitok, lionfish, lapu lapu, spotted
seet lip, lobster, and spotted rays.
This vessel is situated between Grande
Island and the southern tip of the runway, this landing craft lies in 32
meters, sitting upright with its door open. The average dive is 28-35 meters,
and the visibility is normally 15-30 meters, slightly deeper than other
wrecks and often with slight current, still a safe dive with plenty to
The wreck is situated near the inner channel
marker of Ilanin Bay. A small freighter, the El Capitan lies on its port
side with its stern in 5 meters while its bow rests in 20 meters. Starting
the dive from 18 meters there's a nice swim through the accommodation area
and one can expect to encounter the average tropical fish species of the
shallows in this area. Visibility is 5-20 meters depending on tide.
Situated 400 meters off Alava pier. Maximum
depth on this dive is 20 meters (60 feet) with visibility of 5-15 meters
(15-45 feet) depending on the time of year. The Oryoku Maru was an outbound
passenger ship carrying families as well as 1600 American prisoners of
war when it was attacked by American aircraft. The marine life on this
site is of a more varied tropical assortment due to the shallow depth.
Flattened by explosives for navigational reasons.
This tangled artificial reef is home for
all species of shallow water marine life, clown fish, angel fish, spotted
sweet lip, lobster and with regular schools of barracuda and talakitok
This vessel is situated between Alava
Pier and the northern end of the runway. A Japanese cargo vessel of approximately
30,000 tons sunk by the American Navy in 1945, the Seian Maru lies on its
portside in 27 meters (85 feet). As you swim through its cavernous holds,
you will encounter talakitok, spotted sweet lip, coral trout and other
species of marine life found in this area. The average dive begins at 18
meters (52 feet) and ranges to 24 meters (75 feet) with visibility from
5-15 meters, depeding on the tide.
This vessel is situated in Triboa Bay
at a depth of 20 - 25 meters (60-75 feet). Sitting upright the wreck is
a great dive with visibility from 7-13 meters (20-40 feet)and plenty of
marine life. We have placed a cable from the bow of the ship across to
the coral reef where the divers can finish their dive in 3 meters (10 feet).
Enjoying a vast array of coral and tropical fish.
LCU LANDING VESSEL
This vessel is also situated in Triboa
Bay but closer to the end of the runway, lies on the edge of a reef with
its starboard side lower. Depth is 5-20 meters (25-60 feet) with visibility
from 10-16 meters (30-50 feet). This is a great dive for the underwater
Subic Bay holiday today.