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Sangat Get Wrecked

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Sangat Get Wrecked
Far East - Philippines
From £1495 inc. flights*
    
  • WW2 wrecks
  • Secluded location
  • Tech facilitties
  • Trip Report
  • PADI & SDI
Few scuba divers realise that Truk is not the only place you can dive with Japanese war wrecks... Sangat, located in the Philippines has plenty of coral smothered wrecks to dive, far from the crowds of other divers. This is a diving holiday like no other. There are reef dives as well that will suit divers of all levels with an abundance of bright corals and vibrant marine life. There are deep water penetrations to be made as well as caves to explore. This is a Philippines diving holiday at it's most secluded with the breath taking backdrop of the Calamian Islands. Go Diving in Sangat and splash into a marine wonderland in this hidden haven.

Sangat Dive centre have been diving these waters for over 15 years and know every ripple and drop off, every engine room and hold penetration. The centre was completely refitted in 2008 to bring it up to the standards of today's diver. As a PADI and SDI facility, the diligent instructors can teach courses for all levels or if you just want the experienced eyes of a dive guide, you are in expert hands. The wrecks lend themselves well to nitrox, technical and rebreather dives. Sangat dive centre can custom blend the right mix for you as well as teach technical courses so you can take your diving even deeper!

You don't have to be an experienced diver to enjoy the thrills of a Go Diving Sangat itinerary. Many of the wrecks are start in shallower water and the reefs are ideal for snorkelers even. See the anti aircraft guns, cranes, warships and sub chasers all in 1 week. More experienced divers are welcome to peruse the holds and dive into the deep waters that surround Sangat. Drop offs plunge into the blue abyss while sea fans cling to the walls. Giant groupers, tuna and barracuda have made their homes on the wrecks as well as reefs. And if all of this is not enough adventure, take a plunge into the Baracuda lake for a dive in geothermal waters. No matter if your Philippine dream is wreck or reef diving - or a combo of the two - Go Diving with Sangat and log some bottom time that will make others green with envy.

Quick Facts

  • Average Water Temp: 26 - 29 C
  • Average Air Temp: 26 - 30 C
  • Average Visability: 5 - 25m
  • Good for: Wrecks, Reefs, Fish
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes

Highlights

  • Home to a number of well preserved World War 2 wrecks, Sangat is perfect for wreck divers looking for somewhere new. But with a number of stunning reefs in the area there is something for everyone.

Testimonials

  • "Quality and quantity of the food served all week was excellent."Michael
  • "The dive guides knowledge of equipment, diving practices and technical aspects was invaluable and immensely beneficial. "Jane Smith

This is a typical example of the Sangat Get Wrecked itinerary. The schedule is subject to change according to prevailing weather conditions and is only given as a example of what you would usually encounter during your holiday.


Day 1
On arrival you will be transfered from the airport to your resort where you can settle into your room. Depending on your arrival time, you may be able to go to the dive centre to complete the check in paperwork (remember to take cert cards and medicals where needed) and organise your kit.

Day 2
Is the start of your Go Diving package. Your first day will start a check dive and the house reef (part of the protected marine sanctuary) is perfect for this as it is a gentle slope down to a max of 28m. Why not try the Sangat Coral gardens for your second dive. You can reach this by foot on the island or take a kayak for a new experience! Here you have drop offs, small caves and a lavish reef descending to a max of 25m.

Day 3
Why not start the day with some of the famous Coron Japanese war wrecks! Sail on the boat towards Lusong Island and before you get there you will come to the Irako Maru. This is a massive refrigeration vessel upright on the sea bed at a max of 40m and home to tuna, lion fish and giant groupers. Make a second dive at the Lusong Gunboat which is smothered in hard corals and a great stop for divers and snorkelers alike.

Day 4
Is the ideal point at which to take the boat up to Busuanga and dive the famous Okikawa Maru (previously misidentified as Taiei Maru). This is a tanker covered in corals of all sorts and open to all levels of diver. Tour the outside or more experienced divers can venture into the inner spaces. On the way back, stop at the Akitsushima to see this splendid warship. Anti aircraft guns, a huge seaplane crane and gaping wound in her starboard side. Maximum depth is 38m.

Day 5
Enjoy a day of reef diving with a trip to the remote Calumbuyan Reef where you can either dive in the shallowers or down to 38m. This is a fast drift dive so keep your eyes peeled! The why not try Dynamite Point Reef as a second dive. Don't worry about the name - this is a glorious reef dive with lush coral gardens and mighty sea fans. It is smothered in marine life of all sizes and at only 18m deep, suitable for everyone.

Day 6
If you want more wrecks we recomend a dive on the Kogyo Maru folowed by the Morazan. Or Barracuda Lake is an interesting alternative as you dive in a geothermal lake where the water gets as warm as 38 degrees (average 28)! The lake is packed with fish and there are a few cave entries to explore as well.

Day 7
You can decide how to spend day 7. Depending on your flight times, you may be able to take additional diving in resort (paid for locally) or have a day to explore/relax. Please remember to observe safe flying and diving recommendations.

Day 8
Is the final day and transfer to the airport for your UK return flight. Remember to ask about stop overs in a number of cities en route at the time of booking as we can arrange stops in Manila, Dubai, Hong Kong or Doha.


If you would like to add an extension, combine this with another product or tweak the itinerary give us a call so we can discuss your dream diving holiday.

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