Okikawa Maru

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Okikawa Maru

Japanese tanker, 168 m long. Location: Busuanga Island, 2 miles
south of Conception. In length, width, and volume the largest of the
Coron wrecks. At this depth you may be able to make an hour-long dive.

If the Irako isn t the best wreck dive in the Philippines then the
Okikawa Maru certainly is! This wreck is totally covered with beautiful
corals and offers a large variety of marine-life. The deck is between
10m and 16m and is good for wreck dive beginners. There are many
penetration possibilities for advanced wreck divers including
penetrating up the propeller shaft from the outside of the ship all the
way into the engine room. Strong tidal currents often affect this
wreck. Diving in strong currents lets you see the most fish. At the bow
you can see the resident three legged turtle and a school of snappers
holding position into a slight current. Large fish shelter out of the
current behind crumpled metal and inside of the deckhouses.There is
also a large resident grouper near the bottom.

This
dive is best when made while breathing 36% or 38% Nitrox for a 75%
increase in allowable bottom time. Dives in excess of one hour are
common on the Okikawa Maru.

Max depth: 26 meters on the bottom, 10 to 16 meters on the deck. Recommended certification level:
1. Diving outside the deck without a current. Open Water Diver
2. Diving with a current. Advanced Open Water Diver
3. Diving with a strong current. Experienced Advanced Open Water Diver
4. Penetration dive. Wreck Diver Specialty

Link http://www.diveright-coron.com/sites.htm
Town Coron
County Palawan
lat 11.988547147872763
Lng 119.983406066894530

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