One of the most interesting of the types of aqua tours out there is “wreck diving.” If you’ve never heard the term before, it is essentially scuba diving in locations where boats, planes or other types of wreckage have taken up residency, probably until eternity. Depending on the area, these dives can take you to wreckage from long ago with a lot of interesting history.
According to www.doscubadiving.com, there is an area around Coron, Busuanga, northern Palawan, Philippines that can be taken on by moderately experienced divers. The wrecks in this area are from the World War II era, where 24 Japanese cargo and warships were sunk. To this day, only 17 of the ships have been located and of those, twelve of them are in divable areas suitable for those who are on these types of aqua tours. There is something to be said for vacation and entertainment that is also educational and interesting. The opportunity to view historic wreckage that many other tourists will never be able to view is very unique and memorable.
Beyond the wreckage, these areas around Coron provide a lot of reef and wall diving. For those who like to dive to view fish and other marine life, the area is notably ideal for the day and night diving to view coral and marine life.
If this is something that interests you and you would like to learn more about, there is a magazine dedicated strictly to wreck diving called “Wreck Diving Magazine.” If you question the idea of this type of aqua tour, feel relieved in the fact that there is a magazine dedicated to the sport. Find them at www.wreckdivingmag.com
Once you have become a more experienced wreck diver, the opportunities will open up for more wrecks that you will be able to dive and discover. Some will require you to partake in specialty wreck diving courses which will focus on safety with the depth and surroundings of a wreck.
Experienced divers consider places such as Truk Lagoon in Micronesia and Scapa Flow in northern Scotland as some of the best wreck diving spots worldwide, according to www.divingtravel.com. Noted as a dreamland for wreck divers, Scapa Flow is one of the places concentrated in sunken battle ships. Many of these ships were sunk in 1919 and remain a popular site for wreck diving.
For more information about wreck diving, consider Yahoo-searching “wreck diving” and even subscribing to the Wreck Diving Magazine. There is a lot of information offered on the internet about this “technical diving,” as it is apparently not correct to call it a sport. Enjoy your adventures and be safe!