IJNS Irako Shipwreck – Coron Bay

ijns irako shipwreck coron baby philippines

The IJNS Irako is Japanese refrigeration ship located at the mouth of Coron Bay. N 11*58. 059′, E 120*02. 412′

The ship was quite large at 9723 tons, 146.9 metres in overall length and 19 metres wide. The engines were two steam powered geared turbines (8300 shp) driving twin props. The steam came from 6 Kampon boilers; the engines provided a maximum speed of 17.5 knots.

Scuba Diving on the Irako

Probably one of the best wreck dives in the Philippines as the Irako is quite intact and because of the good visibility you really know you are on a big shipwreck.

Big groupers, schools of tuna and yellow fin, lion fish and scorpion fish live around this wreck. You can also expect to see turtles, jacks, and occaisonally rays.

There is a beautiful deep penetration through the engine room for trained, experienced and properly equipped divers.

Irako usually has the best visibility of all the wrecks in Coron Bay.

Max depth: 43 meters on the bottom, deck level at 28 to 35 meters. Recommended certification level: Advanced Open Water Diver, Deep Diver Specialty, Wreck Diver Specialty.

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