Dugong watching / Apo Reef / Coron Wrecks
In this tour we bring you first to the feeding grounds of our Dugongs along the North coast of Busuanga. After a day full of new experience with this wonderfull creatures our next destination is Apo Reef. Two day diving at Apo Reef before we went back to Coron Bay to explore the WWII wrecks. The Dugong watch /Apo Reef / Coron Wrecks Tour starts at 05:00 PM in Coron Bay.
1st day 02:00 PM start embark in Coron Bay night transfer to North Tip of Busuanga
2nd day Dugong Diving at North Tip of Busuanga night Transfer to Apo Reef
3rd day Apo Reef
4th day Apo Reef evening go back to Coron Bay arrival in the morning.
5th day wreck dives in Coron Bay / dive at Baracuda Lake
6th day wreck dives in Coron Bay
7th day till 10:00 AM morning transfer to the airport Coron
Dugong, also known as sea cow are vegetarians and can be found in the warm coastal water of North Busuanga. They grow up 8 to 10 feet long and 500 to 1000 pound weight. The eco-tourism program “Dugong Watching“ has been setup by Philippine government together with University of the Philippines (UP) System. They trained 30 people called “Bantay Dugongs” who will ensure the efficiency, sustainability, and protection of the marine wildlife. every dive will be leaded by these Bantay Dugongs.
Apo Reef is the second largest contiguous coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines. The Apo Reef Natural Park consists of the three islands.The Apo Reef National Park centered around the reef was founded in 1996, and the reef is the largest reef system in the Philippines covering over 1150 square kilometers or about 450 square miles.
Apo Reef is a place, where an extensive wealth of marine life can be found. There is a ranging from great macro photography opportunities to schools of large pelagic fish including many species of shark, barracuda and manta rays.
Coron Bay has best wreck diving spots in Southeast Asia. On 24 September 1944, a squadron of 24 Helldiver bombers burst out of the sky above Coron Bay, located the Japanese supply fleet hiding among the islands below, and proceeded to blow it apart.
There is nothing quite like the feeling to stay in Coron Bay, knowing that you have at least half a dozen huge wartime vessels lying under the water. Each wreck has its own special characteristics, but on the whole they are big, mostly intact, within reasonable diving depth and full of amazing artefacts.
If you prefer to explore the exterior of shipwrecks, these are ideal. The decks are wonderfully encrusted with coral and swarming with fish life. There are deckhouses, masts, cranes and lookout perches. The hulls have rows of portholes to give glimpses into the cabins. There are still anti-aircraft guns in place and huge circular gun mounts.
Massive holds yawn beneath you, and in places the deck has been peeled back by the bombs, allowing you to float safely down into the belly of the ship.
There is also a very interesting dive site called Barracuda Lake. It is a former volcano where you can dive and discover amazing rock formations! In addition there is also good reef diving with nice coral on the nearby Islands of Calambuyan Island and Seven Islands.
- Full board accommodation in a twin sharing cabin
- Meals, snacks, tea, coffee, juice, Soft drinks and drinking water
- Diving (3 – 4 dives per day), service of a dive master, tank, weights and belt
- pick up service from airport or hotel in town on departure date
- International or domestic air transportation, hotels and meals before and after the cruise.
- Dive, travel and medical insurances
- beer, wine or spirits
- Diving equipment rental
- Apo Reef Park and Coron dive sites fees of 110 USD additional apply for regular trips.
Schedule and Prices
|Start||End||Tour||Dive Days||Nights on Board||Slots available||Price USD|
|11/15/2023||11/21/2023||Dugong Watching / Apo Reef / Coron||5||6||0||$1,680.00|
|12/04/2023||12/10/2023||Dugong Watching / Apo Reef / Coron||5||6||fully booked||$1,680.00|
|12/23/2023||12/29/2023||Dugong Watching / Apo Reef / Coron||5||6||8||$1,680.00|
|12/31/2023||01/06/2024||Dugong Watching / Apo Reef / Coron||5||6||3||$1,680.00|
|01/20/2024||01/26/2024||Dugong Watching / Apo Reef / Coron||5||6||10||$1,680.00|
|01/28/2024||02/03/2024||Dugong Watching / Apo Reef / Coron||5||6||7||$1,680.00|
|02/16/2024||02/22/2024||Dugong Watching / Apo Reef / Coron||5||6||6||$1,680.00|