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Possible for beginners to dive the Japanese ship wrecks?

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Possible for beginners to dive the Japanese ship wrecks?

I have never tried diving before. I understand that it takes 5 days to get a license. I'm more interested in just trying out diving for 1-2 days. Is it possible that I can see some Japanese ship wrecks? Or is getting a license required to see any part of it?

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1. Re: Possible for beginners to dive the Japanese ship wrecks?

apparently one of the wrecks at coron is at a depth of about 11 metres. if the visibility is ok you could probably get a sight of that one on a Discover Scuba dive. the other wrecks seem to be at around 25 - 30 metres, which would require certification.

have you considered malapascua? it is a popular diving location that also has some wrecks. apparently these wrecks are quite shallow, and the visibility is good, and you can see the wrecks even when snorkelling

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2. Re: Possible for beginners to dive the Japanese ship wrecks?

I have seen discover scuba dives where hoardes of divers get a quick lecture then get strapped up on the shore and are escorted down to about 5 or 6 metres close to shore then up and out. Anything is possible in the Philippines but not quite as much in the world of diving where you have mainly foreign run organisations running their diveshops within strict boundaries so there is no way for example that you could go inside a wreck and if the Padi training dives have depth restrictions then again you have to dive within these restrictions. There is a lot of theory involved and a tried and tested set of practical underwater exercises and to get to the stage in the course that you can be taken beyond the swimming pool or the easy locations where you can get familiar with the aspects of breathing underwater and maintaining your buoyancy may well take more than a couple of days. Why dont you learn to dive in San Fransisco - i learnt the basics in a swimming pool 100 kms fom the sea and you have the pacific on your doorstep ( soon to be renamed the west china ocean ).

If you want to dive do it properly, its worth the effort and something you can do all around the world.

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3. Re: Possible for beginners to dive the Japanese ship wrecks?

On a discover scuba (as the try out is called) you can only go to 12m depth, you need to be Open Water qualified to go deeper. From what I have heard, most wrecks in Coron are a lot deeper than Open Water depth, so you would need an Advanced Open Water certification to be able to dive wrecks

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