“Diving on wrecks in Subic Bay means diving in the past – and it is always related with a certain thrill…”
It is an unbelievable experience to see a big ship from a bird’s perspective and to glide towards the captain’s bridge. But there are also tragedies related to wrecks. Diving on wrecks is exciting, however, there are some potential risks too. With the right training Wreck Diving can be a great adventure.
12 Wreck Sites
Subic Bay is a great spot for Wreck Diving with plenty of nice wreck sites for you to visit, including USS New York, El Capitan – also known as “USS Majaba”, San Quentin, L.S.T. Landing Ship Tank, The Japanese Patrol Boat, L.C.U., The Barges and more… most of the sites less than 20 minutes away from our dive shop!
The Most Common Wreck Dive SItes in Subic Bay
01 - El Capitan (USS Majaba) - DSD/OW/AOW
02 - F-4 Phantom - TEC 45
03 - Japanese Patrol Boat - AOW
04 - LCU (Landing Craft Utility) - DSD/OW/AOW
05 - LST (Landing Ship Tank) - AOW
06 - Nikko Maru - Advanced Technical
07 - Oryoku Maru - AOW
08 - San Quentin - DSD/OW/AOW
09 - Seian Maru - AOW
10 - The Barges - DSD/OW/AOW
11 - USS Lanikai - TEC 40
12 - USS New York - AOW
DSD – Discover Scuba Diving (No Certification Required)
OW – Open Water Diver
AOW – Advanced Open Diver
Wreck Diving as a Course
During the Wreck Diving specialty course you will learn where and how to get background information on wrecks, how to locate wrecks and how to properly prepare for a wreck dive. During the 2 mandatory dives you will apply the correct wreck diving techniques, as well as evaluate and avoid the potential risks involved while diving on wrecks.
- Selecting a Wreck
- Wreck Diving Equipment
- Locating the Wreck
- Diving the Wreck
- Advanced Wreck Diving
The primary goal of any specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.