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El Coral Reef Dive Center

Baloy Long Beach rd., Barrio Barretto Olongapo, Subic Bay, The Philippines, Zambales, 2200 , Subic Bay, Philippines
Diving in Subic Bay is great fun! El Coral Reef Dive Center teaches under the internationally recognized PADI, SSI and SDI/TDI regulation of diver education. Our dive shop is located within the facilities of Blue Rock Resort, Subic Bay. Accommodation is catered by Blue Rock Resort which is one of the best established resorts in the area.
Phone:
+63 929 585 8244
0929 585 8244
Email: elcoralreefdivecenter@gmail.com
Website: www.elcoralreefdivecenter.ph

SPECIAL OFFERS:

    FACILITIES:

    • Own accommodation
    • Own Boat(s)
    • Own pool
    • Scuba Diving Packages
    • Scuba hire
    • Showers

      SERVICES:

      Wreck diving, reef diving, boat trips, snorkeling trips and scuba diving equipment rental.

      Dive Site:

      USS New York
      Basic Divers – A beginners dive site. The site allows divers to have a nice look at an historical wreck. Within the range, you can examine the barrel of an 8 inch (200 mm) gun at the depth of 18 meters (59 ft.) and then continue the dive to explore marine growth between 14-18 meters (46–59 ft.) depth. The 110 meters (361 ft.) length gives plenty of area to observe as corals, sponges and fish life have had over 60 years to convert it into their home. Apart from the wide variety of different Coral fish, both Scorpionfish and Stonefish are common around this wreck, however, divers should be reminded that contact with these fish is very dangerous. At times we also get close encounters with majestic Eagle Rays roaming the site. Experienced/Advanced Divers – More advanced divers can explore the propeller, conning tower and deck areas. The mess deck has an interesting swim of 60 meters (197 ft.) with portholes above allowing light to enter the spaces, but no exit. Wreck Divers – There are some other areas for the experienced wreck diver. The boiler room can be explored on a single tank. We offer bot Wreck Diver Courses and Advanced Wreck Diver Courses conducted on all of the wrecks within Subic Bay. The courses are held on a one-to-one basis but can also be done in groups of two students and one instructor. Advanced Wreck Divers – Those who can dive beyond recreational limits can access the engine room and machinery spaces. These are in excellent condition, with huge pipes, machinery and valve wheels. Penetration is generally made on twin tanks, with reel and advanced wreck diver training. Both engine room entrances are posted with notices warning of the dangers to the untrained. For more information about USS New York please visit below link: http://elcoralreefdivecenter.ph/uss-new-york/
      L.S.T. Landing Ship Tank
      The L.S.T. was an amphibious military vehicle used in the Pacific during the war by the Allied Forces, mainly to transport troops and ammunition to various locations around the archipelago. When the war ended in 1945 a lot of these ships were scrapped or scuttled as newer models took their place. This one (the LST-959) was scuttled North-East of the Grande Island. This wreck is situated in an upright position at a max depth of 34 meters (115 ft.). The area is generally clear and the top part of the wreck (located in 31 meters of water) is usually spotted from a depth of approximately 23 meters during your descent. Both the outer doors located at the bow of this ship are open, one of which has fallen to the seabed, yet the inner ramp is still raised. The front two thirds of the wreck is the covered cargo deck. Underneath, the covers for the engine room are removed along with both diesel engines and some other components. The structure at the stern has collapsed into the main deck level, leaving a sculpture of gun platforms, though the guns were removed before the sinking of this ship. L.S.T. is considered as one of the most popular dive sites in Subic Bay, and the site is used for both technical and recreational diving. One of the main reasons why this dive site is popular among divers, is because the wreck is so well preserved. Many of the major components can be seen clearly, and the sometimes fairly good visibility makes it easy for divers to navigate around the vessel and explore its various parts. However, this wreck is located deeper than most of the other wrecks in the bay and we recommend you to be an Advance Diver before taking on this site. Many of the divers visiting this site always end up coming back for more, as there always seems to be something different to see. The site is home to Bluespotted Stingrays, Lionfish, Jackfish, Stonefish, Batfish, large Pufferfish, Octopus, Clams and a variety of corals covering various parts of the wreck. The Bluespotted Stingrays are usually well hidden under the silt at the top of the wreck, however; at this site you’re almost guaranteed to spot one or two of them every dive! Occasionally divers report spotting Remoras, these funny looking fish usually accompanies the divers all the way back up to the dive boat. For more information about LST Landing Ship Tank please visit below link: http://elcoralreefdivecenter.ph/l-s-t-landing-ship-tank/
      El Capitan (USS Mjaba)
      This ship is a fairly conventional steam-powered freighter and her plate rudder design signifies that she was an older design of ship than most freighters used in the Pacific during World War II. The existence of a large gun platform at her bow indicates her participation during the conflict, although the lack of any obvious explosive damage seems to indicate that she did not sink in action. Located on the edge of a shallow sloping reef, the most likely cause of her sinking seems to be collision. The wreck lies on its port side in a maximum depth of 20 meters, with the starboard side only 4 meters below the surface. She is approximately 3,000 t., 80 meters long and structurally intact. Divers can enjoy swimming inside her massive forward and rear holds and if properly trained and equipped, enjoy comparatively safe penetration into her cavernous boiler room. The combination of good visibility, shallow depth, no current and intact structure makes this wreck an ideal starting point for the novice wreck diver. This wreck is well known amongst divers due to a fairly large air-pocket in one of her cargo holds. When surfacing the pocket of air located at a depth of around 10 meters its very important to keep breathing thru the regulator due to the potentially toxic air. All in all, “El Capitan” is a fun wreck to dive on, suitable for both beginners and more advance divers. For more information about El Capitan (USS Majaba) please visit below link: http://elcoralreefdivecenter.ph/el-capitan/