Coron is a stunning eco-tour destination for any nature lover. Dramatic limestone cliffs surround magnificent lagoons of Coron Island and lush green vegetation gives this area a ‘land-that-time-forgot’ feel. If you want to combine jungle trekking and staggering natural beauty with some of the best wreck diving on Earth, look no further than Coron. This is the perfect place to spend your days experiencing historic wreck diving. In the evenings, you can relax and unwind while watching the sun as it sets into the ocean and islands in the distance. Coron’s wrecks and the area itself are steeped in history which adds to the draw of this unique diving destination. It is a fantastic place to learn to dive or take the PADI Wreck Diver specialty course.
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Coron is well known as one of the best wreck diving destinations in Asia and each vessel supports its own living reef system. You’ll find an abundance of critters on each wreck including scorpionfish, nudibranch, eels, crustaceans, octopus and other cephalopods. Surrounding each wreck reef system, look out for schooling fish including barracuda, sweetlips, fusiliers, jacks, groupers, occasional reef sharks, stingrays and batfish.
How To Get There
Coron’s nearest airport is Francisco B. Reyes Airport which is serviced daily by flights from Manila. Air-conditioned public vans wait outside the airport ready to bring travellers to Coron. Private vans can be arranged but you will pay for the empty seats. It is also possible to access Coron by sea from El Nido and San Jose Mindoro. Make sure you take a boat that departs from the main peer to be sure that it is licenced and has been safety checked prior to departure.