It was the mid-1940s. WWII was ending. The Japanese were at wit’s end. The Americans had returned and they were bludgeoning the enemy to smithereens. The Japanese scampered. They moved their warships and docked them near the islands of Coron. They thought they were safe. They were dead wrong.
American warplanes were hovering in the air. They scoured the Philippine jungles from high above. They saw islands. Lots of them. Then some of the islands started moving. They blinked. Those were not islands. They were freaking Japanese ships. So they bombed them.
Decades later, these sunken warships became the home of sea creatures. Since these warships were docked near the islands, they sunk in not-so-deep waters. Armed with only a snorkeling gear and a life vest for non-swimmers, one can take a look at the decades-old ships. Divers can swim inside these ships and see how it has become a new world for fishes. It has become one of the major attractions of Coron.
Here then are some photos taken by friends who have waterproof cameras. Enjoy.