Historical Background of the Coron Bay Shipwrecks
On the morning of 24 September 1944 at 0550, 96 Grumman F6F Hellcat fighters and 24 Curtiss SB2C Helldiver dive bombers took off from their American Navy Carrier Ships towards Coron/Palawan, to attack the remains of the Japanese Navys “Manila Fleet”. The Ships were hiding inside the secluded and sleepy waters of Coron Bay. During their fierce attack the Americans sunk most of these Ships in shortest time , only one ship, the “Kamoi”, managed to escape heavily damaged to Hongkong.
Nowadays these heavily with coral covered Shipwrecks create a “Worldclass Scuba Dive Destination”, where Divers from all over the World can gaze at the amazingly rich marine life.
If there is no other arrangement, we can offer up to 3 dives during our daytrips to the shipwrecks in Coron Bay. We usually start at 8am from our “Easydiving Coron” Diveshop located at the “Westown Bayview Resort” and arrive back there at around 5pm. In average it will take a 1,5hour boatride to reach the first Wreck-divesite.