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Dive Sites

Diving and Dive Sites at Subic Bay


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The map above shows the dive sites that are generally dived from Johan’s Resort. They are color coded below for easy reference. Please note that some of the sites will require that the dive resort has verified your skill level. Certification by itself may not make you experienced enough to dive an individual dive site. Divers who have not been diving recently, may be required to take a React course or a check out dive. See the fun dive page for information. Dive sites used for discover dives and open water training are green. Open Water Divers can of course dive the green sites and the dive sites in blue. Divers that are Advanced Open Water can dive the sites that are in black. Deep divers will enjoy the sites in Orange, while sites only available to Deep Technical divers are in deep red. Please remember these are guidelines and the resort has the right to not allow you to dive a site we believe is beyond your level of skill. Safety is the over riding factor ALWAYS.

Two of the guns from the USS New York still to be visited by our divers

PADI Approved


1 meter = 3.28 feet

  1. Johan’s Dive Resort The beach in front of the resort is used for the confined water portion of training. 0 to 5 meters
  2. Castle Reef This little rock outcrop has a shallow reef around it. There is also a small wall that drops to 30 meters in places
  3. Lighthouse Reef A small island across the upper bay. A nice shallow reef is used for training. It also has a deeper wall. 4 to 33 meters
  4. Marker Buoy 10 At 36 meters this is for deep divers and technical divers.
  5. Concrete Ship Concrete Ship is the largest ship wreck in Subic. She lays at about 36 meters at the mouth of a large river, so visibility can be bad. However, when the visibility is good this is a great dive. Silt from the river has filled in most of the hull and is slowly burying the ship.
  6. Oryuko Maru – This is one of the infamous hell ships. Because of its location in the shipping lanes near the pier, permission to dive here is seldom given. 28 meters
  7. USS New York – Built before the Spanish American she was a flagship in the battle for Cuba of that war. A great dive for advance divers. Technical wreck divers can do penetration dives. 28 meters See more about the dive site and the Ship’s history.
  8. Seian Maru – A WWII Japaneses freighter, Seldom dived because of its location in the shipping channel. 28 meters
  9. PBY Catalina Wing – Sits at 40 meters.
  10. Orion Wing – Looks like an airplane sits in 40 meters
  11. Orion Tail – Old school electronics sits at 42 meters
  12. Tabby (DC3) – The Nakajima Aircraft Company acquired the rights to build copies of the Douglas DC-3. The allies code name for this in wartime was “Tabby”. The wreck sits at 45 meters
  13. 16 foot Shoal – A shallow reef with good marine life 4 to 28 meters
  14. Sky Raider – A Vietnam war AD-5Q sitting at 36 meters
  15. Runway Reef – A shallow reef at the south end of the airport. Great visibility. 4 to 30 meters
  16. Banaag Steam Tug A recent find see the steam boat post 37 meters
  17. LST Reef – Between the Runway reef and the LST, goes down to about 25 meters
  18. Landing Craft Utility – LCU – A great second dive. This is a Mark VI landing craft sitting on a slope. 6 to 24 meters
  19. Crate and Barrels – Sits near a base of a wall in 37 meters of water.
  20. The Barges – A great site for all dive levels. A series of barges starting in 5 meters of water each separated from the next by sand. The site goes beyond recreational limits. 5 to 32 meters
  21. Landing Ship Tank – A great deep dive. Technical wreck divers can penetrate sections, however, parts are now in danger of collapse. 28 to 33 meters
  22. Japanese Patrol Boat – siting 25 meters of water in protected Triboa bay. Japanese Patrol Boat.
  23. USS Lanakai – A movie star and a spy, a very interesting history. 34 meters
  24. The Canyons – A reef dive along side and south of Grande Island 4 to 36 meters
  25. San Quentin – Scuttled at the onset of the Spanish American War. The San Quentin is a easy but interesting dive site and a ship with an interesting history. 16 meters
  26. Landing Craft Tank – Another fairly recent find, near Grande Island in 36 meters of water.
  27. F4 Phanton – A technical dive located outside of the bay. 44 meters
  28. M3 Halftrack – Two half tracks siting in 37 meters of water. Both have there guns raised.
  29. Sakura Maru – A Technical wreck sitting in the channel near Grande Island. A WWII Japanese freighter. 50 to 54 meters
  30. SS El Capitan – A great wreck for many reasons 6 to 24 meters
  31. Landing Craft Mechanised – LCM – 40 meters deep.
  32. Several new found wrecks still under research.

Reef sites:

Arround 30 reef sites, you can pick your choice by talking to our Dive masters

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