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Coron Trip 2012

February 20, 2012 · 2 comments

It was a sunny morning when Diving Puerto Galera set off on the first dive trip of the year. A ferry, coach, taxi, plane, followed by an air conditioned van had Kat, James, Jenny and myself in Coron by mid afternoon one Tuesday late in January. Kat and James were  celebrating there recent marraige with a few days away on Honeymoon, hence to celebrate a quick stop at the McDonalds in Manila was included in the travel plans!! :-) A few days diving the superb wrecks followed with some awesome penetration dives on the Irako and Olympia as well as the Akitushima, a primitive aircraft carrier, and the Taiei Maru. A friendly dive team made the whole dive experience fantastic. A few days followed relaxing with a lovely few hours spent at the hot springs, see picture; at 39C very jacuzzi like. The Helldivers bar is a great place to relax and sink a few cold ones after a days diving whereas the food is always fantastic at the French Bistro. A hungover journey home followed all too soon after a rather late last night on the shisha and beer. All in all a very successful trip! Don’t hesitate to contact us over future trips to Coron (or anywhere in the Philippines).


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Steve Holzhauser July 18, 2012

How did you get to Coron from Puerto Galera/sabang by plane from Manila or is there a boat available from somewhere in Mindoro.I was thinking of getting a boat from Coron to El Nido as well.What do you think?


Steve July 25, 2012

Hi there, It’s quite easy to get to Coron from Sabang. Leave on the 8ish boat back to Batangas, then take the coach back to Manila airport. Arrive 11-12ish. From here take the internal flight on Cebu Pacific to Baswanga (45 mins) where you are met by waiting aircon vans for the 45 minute scenic journey to Coron. The diving in Coron is great if you like diving on big ships!! Hope this helps. Steve


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