The Coron Reefs is located at Coron Bay, the body of water surrounded by Busuanga, Coron and Culion Islands, collectively known as the Calamian Group of Islands. It is found on the northern portion of Palawan near the town of Coron. Coron reef is comprised of seven enchanting lakes surrounded by craggy limestone cliffs. Considered as one of the beautiful natures, the Coron Reef is flocked many local and foreign tourist everyday.
Coron Reef is tied with the World War II when Philippines was occupied by Japanese, in which sea battles occurs in the Island of Palawan as the US Navy liberated the Philippines. The war resulted into a number of sunken Japanese shipwrecks sunk on the sea. This made the TEC divers and snorkelers visit the area and explore the shipwrecks that entombed in the sea..
Dive sites around Coron include many different reef dive sites and “Günter´s Cave”, also known as Cathedral Cave because during a certain time of the day, the sun throws a beam of light through a hole in the cave ceiling, illuminating the inside. It is possible to surface in the cave, as the hole in the cave-ceiling allows fresh air to enter. The cave is named after Günther Bernert, who was part of the first dive group to explore the cave, after hearing from local fishermen about its existence.
Wreck diving sites in Coron Bay include the Irako wreck, Okikawa Maru wreck, Akitsushima wreck, Kogyo Maru wreck, Olympia Maru wreck, Kyokuzan Maru wreck, East Tangat gunboat wreck (the real name of the ship, Terukaze Maru, was recently discovered by a group of Dutch divers, who spent a couple of days digging into bottom sand around the stern), Nanshin Maru wreck, Lusong Gunboat Wreck, and Skeleton Wreck.
The aquatic views from the sunken Japanese ships off Coron Island are listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top-10 best scuba diving sites in the world.