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Snorkeling Above the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck of Coron

Right after we visited the Lusong Coral garden, and scared of the jelly fish passing by, we went to the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck.

At first I was wondering why the boat stopped, the boatman said that we’re at the shipwreck. I’m like “whaaaaat?”. I thought the Calauit Safari tour itinerary of the day have ended, but I was wrong. I jumped in again (without my life vest) even though I’m so tired already after snorkeling at the coral garden and at the North Cay, but I want to see the shipwreck myself, so I must do this.

Snorkeling Above the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck of Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Travel Blog

At first I can't see where's the shipwreck yet, the boatman was pointing the way to me. Then I saw a somewhat figure. And it was the ship's front tip, in a side view, or somewhat tilted. I go near to it. Well, actually snorkel nearer to that figure. I felt like it was so creepy, because the water in that area is cold. Probably because of the ship, making it more colder.

Snorkeling Above the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck of Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Travel Blog

But seeing what's inside it, the view, it becomes really creepier. Like I don't want to finish the end of it because I'm already imagining stuff.

Snorkeling Above the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck of Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Travel Blog

But thankfully for the fish, they helped me calm down and just enjoy watching them swim around the corals that are on the ship.

Snorkeling Above the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck of Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Travel Blog

I can see more corals at the bottom or hidden from the top view, but since I don't know how to go down there yet, I didn't challenge myself to do so. I was just peaking around and see if there's anything creepy with it because it's so damn cold on that area.

Snorkeling Above the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck of Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Travel Blog 

I even wanted to pose like I was holding on, or do the titanic pose in this area, but there's no one to take a picture of me because the people I'm with, are already too tired to swim and see the shipwreck for themselves.

Well, they missed the creepiness!

Snorkeling Above the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck of Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Travel Blog

I'm not sure how far the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck is from the Coron town, but I do think it's about 1 to 2 hours boat ride from the proper since it was all dark already when we arrived. Good thing the boats have a single light to be able to see each other, and other boats passing by.

If you ask if this destination is a must visit in Coron Palawan, well totally! A lot of tourists go here and even do diving just to see the Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck. Even just snorkeling above it is totally fine, and the boatman with your experienced swimmer tour guide will be there to watch you just in case.



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Gay Aida Dumaguing (a.k.a. G) is a 29 years old Filipina traveler and food lover from Cebu Philippines who makes a living online as a SEO specialist, Social Media Manager, and Brand Ambassador. Follow her on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

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