Black Island Wreck

  • Black Island Wreck

    Black Island Wreck

    The Black Island Wreck is known to be one of the best diving sites in Palawan. It is known for its excellent features above and under the sea. On land and under the sea, limestone caves are seen. Forests and hot springs, on the other hand, can be found above water. Aside from wreck diving at the Black Island Wreck, there are other exciting activities that make tourists love the place. These activities include snorkeling, jet skiing and kayaking. Also, visitors can affordably lodge to several resorts within the area.

    The Island of Busuanga witnessed the World War II. A number of Japanese vessels had sunk along with their cargo in the waters of the island. These shipwrecks have now become a home of a variety of fishes. The diversity of marine life in the site is absolutely great.
    The Black Island Wreck is actually a small converted tanker designed to carry fuels that were from the Japanese Imperial Army.
    Its marine life includes large scorpion fish, lion fish, and many more varieties of small to huge fishes such as schools of bat fish, sweepers and trumpet fish. Here you can also see angelfish (emperor and six-banded), sponges, hydroids and crinoids.

    The Island of Busuanga witnessed the World War II. A number of Japanese vessels had sunk along with their cargo in the waters of the island. These shipwrecks have now become a home of a variety of fishes. The diversity of marine life in the site is absolutely great.
    The Black Island Wreck is actually a small converted tanker designed to carry fuels that were from the Japanese Imperial Army.
    Its marine life includes large scorpion fish, lion fish, and many more varieties of small to huge fishes such as schools of bat fish, sweepers and trumpet fish. Here you can also see angelfish (emperor and six-banded), sponges, hydroids and crinoids.

    This Dive Site in Palawan is very popular for its good wreck diving novices. This is because of its shallow depth. The wrecks’ minimum depth is at about 12 meters but actually starts to be visible at 20 meters. This place is also famous for undersea photography and also night diving.

    The diving here is affordable and enjoyable. For sure you will have a great dive experience here at the Black Island Wreck.

    Location: Malajon Island, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines
    Main Attraction: Wreck diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Jet Skiing
    Minimum Depth: 12 meters or 40 feet
    Maximum Depth: 34 meters or 110 feet
    Condition: Medium currents

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