Akitsushima Dive Site

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Very interesting sea life
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Medium current
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Good visibility: 10->20m
Level Advanced Divers
Dive depth Deep diving, 25-40m

The Akitsushima Wreck is a former Seaplane Tender sunk in Coron Bay in Palawan. This former war ship is 118m long and is now one of the best dive site around Coron. It is located not far from another great spot, the Okikawa Maru Wreck.

The Akitsushima has been sunk on September 24 1944 during World War 2 by an American Air attack. It now lies in good shape on her port side 36m deep. The shallowest point of the wreck is 22m deep.

There are several penetration possibilities especially in the engine room where you can observe the machinery and the 4 engines. Due to the depth this should only be done by divers with a wreck diving certification.

The Seaplane that the Akitsushima was carrying disappeared in the explosion after she was hit at the stern and then sunk in a few minutes. You can still see the huge crane that was used to lift the seaplane. There is also an antiaircraft gun that you can find near the seabed.

You can spot also an interesting sea life with Barracudas, Tunas and Batfishes patrolling around the Shipwreck but there is not so many fishes.

Due to the depth and sometimes strong current this dive site is reserved to Advanced Divers.

Most people are here for Wreck Diving.

You can dive Akitsushima all year long. Access: from the Shore. See the map of Akitsushima on the right for the exact location.

Akitsushima The Akitsushima Wreck is a former Seaplane Tender sunk in Coron Bay in Palawan. This former war ship... Julien 4

Fishes you may spot while diving Akitsushima

  • Barracuda Barracuda
  • Batfish Batfish
  • Grouper Grouper
  • Snapper Snapper

... and more fishes & sea life, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfish

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