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Scuba Diving

Visit shipwrecks over a hundred years old, dive coral reefs among the reef fish that call it home, explore the difference between night and day underwater with a night dive, these are some of the items waiting for you under the surface of Subic Bay.

For both those interested in learning to scuba dive to those that are advance technical divers and everyone in between, Subic Bay is one of the best places in the Philippines to scuba dive. Subic Bay has the highest concentration of wrecks in Asia and we are frequently finding new and exciting dive sites. We have a unique selection of ships, aircraft and some strange odds and ends.

Johan’s scuba diving operation is the longest operated dive center in the Subic Bay area. Starting back when the bay was open to private individuals after the US Navy left the naval base, Johan has been diving Subic Bay. Many of the dive sites that are so popular today, were found by Johan.

We dive and teach beginner courses, snorkeling, discovery, open water, advanced, rescue, dive master and 20 other specialties. For the more experienced divers we offer wreck, nitrox, advanced nitrox, sidemount, blending, technical, technical wreck, technical deep and trimix diving. Instructor courses are available on request. Visit our training page for more details.

It takes a great deal to become tired of diving Subic Bay, if that is even possible. There are over a dozen dive sites that are frequently dived by our recreational divers. There are additional dive sites that require technical certification and other sites that are just dived infrequently. There are around 30 wrecks and coral sites that properly certified divers can visit. Our four fast speed boats leaving in front of the resort at least twice a day for fun dives. Wreck sites include World War 2 wrecks, cargo ships, patrol boats, landing ships, antique steam ships, submarines and airplanes. Visit our dive site page for further information.

Johan also provides sales and repairs of scuba equipment from our dive shop located inside the resort. Best value for your money in education, sales, service, equipment and most of all your dive safety

LCU (LCT) Subic Dive Site

LCU (LCT) Subic Dive Site Type of Site: Ship wreck Depth range: 10-21 meters (35-75 feet) Length: 119 feet plus surrounding reef Skill Levels: Open Water. Advance Open Water Current: Generally calm Visibility: 5-15 meters Average Dive Time Recreational Diver: 45-60 minutes Mooring Line: Attached to Winch on hull, Port side aft Nitrox: Dive Site:
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Nitrox Diving Subic Bay

 Nitrox Diving Subic Bay While you prepare your gear for a dive, you might see a few divers with dive cylinders marked Nitrox. You will see them attaching a small device to the cylinder, take a reading and recording the information. They are verifying the oxygen content of their tanks, a step in preparing to
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Japanese Patrol Boat

Japanese Patrol Boat Was she sunk by Captain Dyees? Type of site: Wreck Depth range 18 to 25 meters Specialties: AOW Wreck Current Generally calm   While a small wreck, this is a favorite dive spot for many divers. Generally called the Japanese patrol boat this ship has not been fully identified as to name
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Recent Scuba Diving Finds at Subic Bay Philippines

This is a copy of a facebook post by PG Swerte about Scuba Diving Subic Bay Philippines Do you dive? After reporting on the Steam Tug recently I got to thinking about the things we’ve found in the Bay in recent years while diving with Johan’s Dive Resort on Baloy Beach, and investigating the sonar hits
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scuba dive philippines at johans subic bay skyraider

Skyraider

On May 17, 2015. Chris Thorp, Henry Bulatao and Paul Birdseye (me) dropped into Subic Bay descending to 35m and with vis of about 4 -7m we found an AD5 Skyraider attack plane… Johan DeSadeleir of Johan’s Dive Resort on Baloy Beach had found something using his Side Scan sonar and we three went down
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The Myth That You Need Great Visibility

The Myth That You Need Great Visibility A few days before Christmas, Members of the Subic Bay Dive Association got together for a dinner. The dinner guest included the owners of some of the dive centers along with their instructors and dive masters. After dinner, the conversations focused around diving and the local dive industry.
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Steamboat Wreck Subic Bay Philippines

Following up on a promising “sonar blip” and diving under the direction of Johan de Sadeleir in Subic Bay Philippines on Dec 16, 2016, we found small wreck at 37m depth. It is about 77-85ft. long and about 25ft. across the beam. Probably wooden, she has deteriorated somewhat but the anchor (looks like a Byers
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Dive a Fat Spad At Subic Bay

Dive a Fat Spad At Subic Bay Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort at Subic Bay announces the availability of dives on the newly discovered Vietnam war era AD-5 Skyraider. A rare version of the Korean and Vietnam Wars era US Navy Skyraider has been located in 34 meters of water near the old Cubi Naval
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USS New York-Dive Site

USS New York ARC-2/ USS Saratoga / USS Rochester Type of Site: Ship wreck Depth range: 18 to 28 meters ( See Technical Note) Length: 117 meters Skill Levels: Advance, Photography, Wreck diver, Deep diver, Technical Diver, Technical Wreck Diver Current: Generally calm, some mild current at tide change Visibility: 5-20 meters subject to rapidly
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USS New York – History

USS New York ARC-2/ USS Saratoga / USS Rochester When you get divers together talking about the best wrecks to dive, the USS New York located in the inner harbor area of Subic Bay gets a frequent mention. Not only is she an incredible dive, she has a history in both war and peace that had
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