Busuanga Island

Busuanga IslandBusuanga Island is the biggest island in the Calamian Group, between Palawan and Mindoro, which consists of several hundred islands, all easy to reach from Pandan Island.

It is amongst these islands the Japanese support fleet of the ‘Invasion of Leyte‘ was hiding, when they were spotted by American reconnaissance planes from ‘Task Force 38’ on the 24th of September 1944 and attacked shortly after.  More then 20 ships were sunk in this attack; about half of them are interesting to dive on. As the maximum depth between the islands does not exceed 40m (130 ft) and some of the wrecks are as shallow as 8m (25 ft), the Busuanga Safari is interesting for all divers, be advanced or just recently certified. However, good buoyancy control and finning technique are an asset, as the visibility tends to be between 10 – 15m only( 30 – 40 ft), and some wrecks (in channels) are exposed to tidal currents. These are actually a lot of fun, as the dive guide knows the routes in the lee sides of the wrecks and will use the currents to drift back to the mooring line.

Busuanga City is on the same island, but only covers the western one-third of Busuanga Island. This municipality offers a wide array of activities to the tourist, from exploring scenic island beaches, diving, kayaking, and hiking.

The Busuanga town proper, Salvacion, is approximately 50 kilometers from the town proper of its neighboring municipality of Coron. Travel time is approximately two and a half to three hours by land.

Busuanga offers a wide array of activities to the tourist, from visiting our scenic island beaches, wreck diving, catching the life of our exquisite corals, river cruising on mangrove-lader forest, kayaking, hiking our lush rainforest, hills, mountain scenic view, water falls, and natural springs.

View the limestone’s, marble cliffs and rock formations, caves, go fishing, or simply sit-back and look to the heaven’s for inspiration, mooning over a sea of stars or basking in moonlight.

Busuanga Island, whose main town is Coron, is the jump-off point for numerous dive operators.

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