Philippines Diving - Subic Bay
Subic Bay, on the western portion of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines provides a very unique dive and vacation experience. It provides recreational and tech divers an outstanding selection of wrecks to explore. Historical wrecks such as the USS New York, (an Armor Cruiser built before the Spanish American war that was sunk in 1941 to avoid the risk of capture by the Japanese), the Oryoku Maru, (a luxury cruise ship converted to use in WWII by the Japanese to transport POW in hellish conditions, one of the infamous “Hell Ships”), and the Seian Maru, (a Japanese freighter sunk in the closing days of WWII). These three wrecks are within 500 meters of each other and as close to 300 meters from shore. In addition to these three dive sites, several other ship wrecks (the LST, El Capitan, San Quentin) are within Subic bay and also cater to the recreational diver.