About Japanese Shipwrecks
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It didn't help that the boatman told us to swim out in the depth, the sight of an island more than a stone's throw away from where we were moored provided little comfort. But then, like a good soldier I took the plunge and swam towards the small bouy. A few meters of blue nothingness and then BHAM - the stern of the Lusung Gunboat Wreck came into view (just like the opening scene of the Titanic, I guess). My heart jumped as I was half expecting the skeleton of a Jap to come out and lunge at me, but after a few moments, apprehension turned into appreciation as I viewed the colorful soft coral blanketing the skeleton of the hull.
That which was the site of death and destruction over 60 years ago at the close of WWII is now a poster child of tranquility and the wonders of nature.
Catch a plane to Manila and then another plane to Busuanga. From the airport, take the shuttle to town and look for a resort. Arrange a dive or snorkel trip to the Coron Wrecks with your resort.
First To Review: Jose D.
Oct 17, 2008
It's really quite difficult to describe because you'd experience a full range of emotions in getting to this sight - from anticipation, to a bit of boredom, to apprehension, to awe and wonder to satisfaction. Not a place to go to for the faint of heart but a very satisfying discovery for those who are a bit bold.