Scuba Dive at Subic Bay

Subic Bay is Wreck Diving

Subic Bay is in many ways a unique dive vacation destination. It offers the scuba diver an outstanding selection of dive site the majority of which are ship wrecks, while still providing an range of off-gas activities that will even satisfy an non-diving companion. Many consider Subic Bay as the Recreational Diver Wreck Capital of Asia. There are of course other locations that can reasonably make that claim Also such Palau or Coron. Palau has the highest concentration of ship wrecks in the world ( except for maybe the Great lakes of North America) however it is difficult and expensive to get to. Non-divers may not be as enthused about the trip as a diver.

Subic Bay diving is wreck diving, for the recreational diver there are about a dozen dive sites to choose from, even more for tech divers. These dive sites are no more than 15 minutes away from the dive centers.

Our Underwater Fleet

The Flagship

The flagship of our underwater fleet would have to be the USS New York.USS New York ARC-2, which is located in the inner harbor area. While The first armor cruiser of the US Navy, Her destination was CA-2 as hull CA-1 was reclassify during construction to a battleship, the USS Maine that was a trigger point of the Spanish American War. As a dive site USS New York has been transformed into an artificial reef. The New York has become one of the most dived ship wrecks in Asia, given her somewhat shallow depth (18 to 27 meters), ease of access, and proximity to other wrecks and activities. The wreck can be dived by most divers. USS New York, (Official History)a 8150-ton armored cruiser built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was commissioned in August 1893. She initially served as flagship of the South Atlantic Squadron, then went to the West Indies before joining the European Squadron in 1895. She was in the North Atlantic Squadron when the Spanish-American War began, and was flagship during the Caribbean campaign that led to the Battle of Santiago on 3 July 1898. From 1898 to 1916, New York served off Latin America, in Asiatic waters, the eastern Pacific, the Atlantic and off Europe. She was renamed Saratoga in 1911. During the First World War, the cruiser was active in both the Pacific and the Atlantic, and was renamed again in 1917, becoming USS Rochester. She remained in the Atlantic after the war, and operating in the Caribbean area until 1932. Rochester was flagship of the Asiatic Fleet in 1932-33, mainly serving in Chinese waters. Decommissioned for the last time in April 1933, she was laid up at Olongapo, Philippines, until scuttled in December 1941 to avoid the risk of capture by the Japanese.

Also in the Inner Harbor:

Seian Maru: Japaneses Freighter Sunk by aircraft 19 November 1944 after running aground outside of Subic Bay on 17 November.Oryoku Maru Hell ship was a luxury cruise ship before war

Oryoku Maru - a Japanese Hell Ship Sunk December 15,1944

Other Subic Bay dive sites

Special Notice

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Scuba Diving Packages

Seahorse Tours has put together some Scuba Diving Vacation packages. Below is an sample of some of our packages. The two dive shops we use most often are Camayan Beach Resorts Dive Center and Johans Dive Center. Camayan is located out next to Ocean Adventure while Johans is located in Barrio Barretto.

Camayan Beach Resort

2 NIGHTS/ 3 DIVES 3 NIGHTS/ 4 DIVES 5 NIGHTS/ 9 DIVES
2 nights in Superior room w/ breakfast
3 nights in Superior room w/ breakfast
5 nights in Superior room w/ breakfast
3 dives w/ equipment
4 dives w/ equipment
9 dives w/ equipment
Unlimited entrance at Ocean Adventure
Unlimited entrance at Ocean Adventure
Unlimited entrance at Ocean Adventure
2 Free T-shirts from the "Dive Subic Collection" of Seahorse Souvenirs
2 Free T-shirts from the "Dive Subic Collection" of Seahorse Souvenirs
2 Free T-shirts from the "Dive Subic Collection" of Seahorse Souvenirs
 
 
 
 
City tour Olongapo/Subic Bay w/ native lunch w/guide and transportation
Zoobic Tour w/ Tree top Activities w/guide and transportation
 
Priced at Php 16,800
2nd diver add Php 3,700
Priced at Php 24,000
2nd diver add Php 3,700
Priced at Php 46,000
2nd diver add Php 3,700

* Add a Dive with the Whales to any Package for Php 4,500. * Package rates shown are for a single diver or a single diver and a non diving companion. Certified Divers only. A second diver sharing the same room may be added at the rate shown. Meals (except Breakfast) and extra dives are not included. Because of the distance to this resort from other hotels , we only offer this hotel and dive Center arrangement for Camayan

Johan's Dive Resort

2 NIGHTS/ 3 DIVES

3 NIGHTS/ 4 DIVES

7 NIGHTS ULTIMATE DIVE
2 nights accommodation
3 nights accommodation
7 nights accommodation
3 single tank boat dives
4 single tank boat dives
9 single tank boat dives
2 Free T-shirts from the "Dive Subic Collection" of Seahorse Souvenirs
2 Free T-shirts from the "Dive Subic Collection" of Seahorse Souvenirs
2 Free T-shirts from the "Dive Subic Collection" of Seahorse Souvenirs
 
 
 
 
City tour Olongapo/Subic Bay w/ native lunch w/guide and transportation
Zoobic Tour w/ Tree top Activities w/guide and transportation
 
Priced at Php 6,500
2nd diver add Php
P2,850
Priced at Php 12,000
2nd diver add Php
P3,800
Priced at Php 30,000
2nd diver add Php 11,400

* Package rates shown are for a single diver or a single diver and a non diving companion. Certified Divers only. A second diver sharing the same room may be added at the rate shown. Dive equipment and extra dives are not included. Johan dive center can be combined with most other hotels in the area.


 

 


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