Sangat island (also called Tangat) is a private resort. You can reach Sangat island by boat. It will take you approximately 45 minutes from Coron town. The number of cabins in the resort is limited so you don’t have to worry about being overcrowded with other people. The cabins are modern with a rustic feeling. Great for couples in particular.
Sangat Island is THE place for scuba diving in Coron, both for experienced divers and those who are yet to engage in this exciting hobby. If you don’t know how to scuba, but want to learn, the resort offers scuba diving classes taught and supervised by licensed instructors.
Wreck diving Of course, the most popular and historically interesting dive locations around Tangat are always the wreck sites. The vicinity of Tangat nestles 11 WWII wrecks, including Japanese gun boats and sub chasers, cargo vessels, supply vessels, a sea plane tender.
Sangat Sub Chaser is a wreck located on the eastern-side of Sangat Island, and it is a perfect location for beginner divers. Its bow lies only three meters below surface, and it extends all the way to 18 meters deep. Since the higher parts are not that deep, it can also be enjoyed by snorkelers.
Skeleton Gunboat and Lusong Gunboat are also great wrecks for beginner divers and snorkelers. Skeleton Gunboat provides a shallow, beach accessible dive opportunity. Inclined at a 45-degree angle, the reef which surrounds this wreck also makes a pleasant and colorful coral dive. Located in front of Lusong Island, Lusong Gunboat is nicely covered with hard coral and offers a wide variety of fish life. Both of these sites are also perfect opportunities for wreck photographers.
Olympia Maru is a massive 160-meter site that offers a large variety of marine life. Various tropical fish including Banana fish, Giant Bat fish, and Giant Puffers can frequently be seen around the bow, stern and mast areas. The wreck itself sits upright on the seabed, and there are many options for easy penetration into its cargo areas. The depth is 18 to 30 meters, and as such is recommended for advanced open water divers.
Another huge wreck for experienced divers is Kyokuzan Maru, 180 meters in length, located Northeast of Busuanga in Maricaban Bay. It remains generally intact and upright on the sandy seabed. The visibility is 20 meters or more, which makes the diving experience very exciting. The depth ranges from 22 to 40 meters; penetrations into the vessel’s cargo holds are easily made and reveal various Japanese staff vehicles and trucks.
Other wrecks in the area include Kogyo Maru, The Morazan, Irako Maru, The Akitsushima, Okikawa Maru and Nanshin Maru.
If you would like to keep your vacation adventures on or above the surface, the resort offers a wide variety of activities including jet skiing, sea kayaking, nature trekking and rock climbing.