Kogyo Maru Dive Site

Scuba Diving Tips Been diving in Kogyo Maru? Please Vote!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
3.00/5 (1 votes)

It'd be great to hear about your experience!

Click here to share your recommendations Diver Smiley

Kogyo Maru is a great wreck dive allowing divers to penetrate the wreck and go through many swim throughs to discover some of the more unusual remnants of the boats cargo. This is a wreck dive starting at around 22 meters, going to about 34 meters. The 129-meter boat was originally a Japanese freighter that was used to carry construction materials for the building of a runway in the Pacific. The wreck dive now includes swim throughs into all six of the holds of the boat, and divers can also go into the engine room and into the bridge.

The wreck holds some unusual treats for divers not seen on other wreck dives in the area. As divers enter the second hold for example, they will spot some cement bags, lined up on an incline. There is also a small bulldozer that is leaning against the hold that is now completely encrusted in corals. Above the cement sacks a tractor and air compressor are perched within the hold as well. Both of these are also complete.

On the outside of the wreck, many soft and hard corals have taken over and created an artificial reef. There are many of the usual tropical fish, including barracuda, scorpion fish, anemone fish, razor fish, lionfish, groupers, bat fish, snapper, and rarely crocodile fish. Divers have occasionally seen turtles and rays at this spot.

Given the depth of the wreck, the dive is mainly for experienced divers, and often it is made using mixed air to provide enough time for a good exploration of the wreck at the deeper levels.

Other Dive Sites Reviews in Coron, Palawan

This wreck dive is one of the most requested dives in the Coron Island area as it is one of ...

Irako wreck is a 147-meter wreck found within the Coron Bay area and as it provides many opportunities for some ...

Barracuda Lake offers divers the chance to undertake a very special and unique type of diving, mountain lake diving. This ...

Okikawa Maru wreck dive is the largest of all the wreck dives in the Coron Bay area and is a ...

Skeleton Wreck is a wreck dive within the Coron Island area that is used as both a snorkelling spot and ...

Olympia Maru is a great wreck dive that allows divers to complete some deep dives. This is a deeper wreck ...

Lusong Gunboat is another small wreck in the Coron area that is popular as a snorkelling and diving site. Although ...

Japanese Wreck divesite article goes here.

Liveaboard Reviews in Coron, Palawan

Did you dive here with a liveaboard? Please post a comment and share your experience!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *