Dona Marilyn wreck Dive Site

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Very interesting sea life
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Medium current
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Outstanding! 20m and more
Level Advanced Divers
Dive depth Deep diving, 25-40m

The Dona Marilyn is a 98m long former ferry that sank near Malapascua Island in October 1988 during a Typhoon while sailing from Manila to Cebu. Sadly, many people lost their lives during this tragedy. It is now known as «the most beautiful Wreck of the Visayas».
The Dona Marilyn lies 33m deep on her starboard side with the shallowest point of the wreck at around 17m deep. The good news is that the soft Coral is really healthy and beautiful here. The Marine Life is also good – you have the chance of spotting Whitetip Reef Sharks and Blue Spotted Stingrays resting on the sandy bottom. The Wreck is inhabited by thousands of tiny Glassfishes as well as colourful sweetlips, Scorpionfishes, Batfishes and Nudibranchs. An Eagle Ray might also be spotted gliding by.
Due to the depth and the possible current, it is recommended that you are a Padi Open Water Advanced or CMAS 2* diver to dive this site.

Most people are here for Wreck Diving.

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

Dona Marilyn wreck The Dona Marilyn is a 98m long former ferry that sank near Malapascua Island in October 1988 during ... Julien 4

Fishes you may spot while diving Dona Marilyn wreck

  • Batfish Batfish
  • Blue Spotted Ray Blue Spotted Ray
  • Cuttlefish Cuttlefish
  • Eagle Ray Eagle Ray
  • Lion Fish Lion Fish
  • Nudibranch Nudibranch
  • Pufferfish Pufferfish
  • Scorpion Fish Scorpion Fish
  • Star Fish Star Fish
  • Sweet Lip Sweet Lip
  • Whitetip Shark Whitetip Shark

... and more fishes & sea life, Flatworm, Glassfish, Marble Ray

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One Dive Log in “Dona Marilyn wreck

  1. As a relatively new member of the diving fraternity, this was the second wreck, first being Tulamben the Liberty in Bali, and I just love wreck diving. I love that the sea creatures, ferns, corals and all, adapt this man made wreck to their advantage and inclusion in “home”. Along with the history of the wreck, ones imagination can be so fertile with no “blabbering” of above sea sounds to interrupt the imagination. I was SO surprised when one of the people I was diving with said she was bored with wreck dives ???? Each to their own eh? Peeked at a spotted ray under a concrete block at 30 odd metres and then my alarm told me to ascend. Great dive, loved ot

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