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A tranquil oasis surrounded by clear aquamarine waters, pristine white beaches, verdant green mountains, stunning limestone cliffs and rich underwater marine life, Coron is no longer a best kept secret as it has easily become a sought-after island destination. Coron Island, also known as the Calamian group of islands, is located in the Northern part of Palawan and is a haven for divers. It is home to the World War II Japanese Shipwrecks, soft coral gardens and geothermal lakes, making any Coron diving experience an exciting and memorable adventure.
During a trip to Coron, we suggest that you take the chance to try scuba diving as the destination is really famous for its dive sites. Whether you are a beginner, an expert or an avid diver, check out these useful tips to make the most out of your Coron diving adventure.
DO YOUR RESEARCH. There are numerous beautiful and distinct diving spots in Coron depending on what it is you seek for. Dive at Barracuda Lake if you fancy an unusual experience of plunging into hot and cold thermal waters, or explore the sunken World War 2 Japanese shipwrecks at Coron Bay which has been listed in Forbes Traveler’s “World’s 10 Best Scuba Spots” in 2007, or feed your eyes with astonishing underwater architectures and friendly creatures at the Coral Garden.
Once you have done your research and drafted an itinerary for your diving trip, the next step is to ensure you BOOK THE RIGHT ACCOMMODATION. Ideally, choose a resort that offers dive tours or packages to save you from the hassles of having to do the process of booking the tour yourself. Another thing to consider is the location of your resort, make sure it is easily accessible and in close proximity to the dive sites you want to visit. Club Paradise Palawan does not only offer relaxing accommodations but it has several dive sites surrounding the area.
KNOW THE BEST DIVING SEASONS. This is one of the most essential advices to take to heart because as we all know when it comes to the weather, there are no guarantees. The most we can do is to schedule your Coron diving adventure on days where the waters are usually calm and the weather is mostly sunny. Although diving in Coron can be done year round, the best months to visit are from November to June.
TAKE A BEGINNERS SCUBA DIVING COURSE (If you haven’t yet). This is actually a no brainer. It is important to know the basics of scuba diving before plunging into the unknown depths of the ocean. There are basic Coron diving programs for you to try under the supervision of a certified instructor which usually takes just half a day. Taking a beginners course will give you the possibility to fall in love with the many pleasures of the underwater world.