The Donna Marilyn Wreck / Philippines

Donna Marilyn is a passenger ferry that travelled around the Philippines. It sunk on the 23rd of October 1988 as a result of the storm that was caused by the Ruby typhoon.
Today it lies on the right board at 32m/104ft depth. The length of the ferry is 98m/321ft.
Various corals, including black corals are hanging everywhere. All the left board is covered with soft corals that are slowly swaying in the surf. At the board there is a possibility to enter inside, but only for certified wreck divers. However, recently the guides have stopped showing this vessel from the inside as it started to fall apart and slump.
Nitrox is perfectly suitable for the diving here.

Location: Visayan Sea, near Malapascua Island

What to see: Batfish, whitetip sharks, giant moray eels, marble rays, blue-spotted rays, eagle rays, devil rays, large groupers, jackfish, various coral fish, scallops etc.

Depth: 18-32m/59-104ft

Currents: 1knot

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year round. The average water temperature ranges between 27-30C/81-86F.


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