Last stop before returning to Manila and home was the small town of Coron on Busuanga Island. I took a ramshackle, leaky boat up from El Nido, which was interesting. The boat’s crew had a gasoline powered pump running on and off to pump out the bilge, so I wasn’t too worried. Lot’s of life jackets around too.
There’s great wreck diving to be had in Coron, thanks for a surprise raid on Japanese ships by the U.S. air force, back in ’42 ( I think. To lazy to look it up right now). These were my first wreck dives, and it was well worth it. My favorite of the two wrecks I dove was the Olympia Maru.