Located Between Lajo Island and Manglet Island, south of Conception village on Busuanga Island.
Access - 30-40 min. west by speed boat.
Divers min. certificate level; AOW
Nitrox 28% is recommended.
Visibility 10m to 20m. Depth Range 20- 38m.
Conditions - Normally calm but with some strong currents.
One of the few true warships among the Coron wrecks (the others were mostly auxiliary vessels), the Akitsushima, was a flying boat tender. The wreck, 148m long, 4650 gross tons, lies on its port side pointing 290 degrees in 38m of water, with the starboard side hull at 20m.
The arms of the stern crane used to load and unload the flying boat lies broken to port in 34m. The main deck is split between this crane and the funnel. There is no sign of the flying boat.
This is an advanced dive due to the depth. The ship can be penetrated with care, but is also good for fish life. Large groupers lurk in the hull and shoals of barracuda, tuna and snapper are found along it. - Back