Wreck Scuba Diving

Camayan Divers
El Capitan (USS Majaba)

El Capitan Dive Specs

Depth: 4-22m
Classification: Open Water Certification and Up, Good for New Divers, Wreck Specialist and Photography

Commonly referred to as the ‘El Capitan’, the USS Majaba (AG-43) was built by Albina Engine and Machine works in 1919 and originally designated as the SS Meriden. On 23 April 1942, She was acquired by the US Navy as the ‘El Capitan’ and immediately renamed USS Majaba upon commissioning and conversion to a ‘miscellaneous auxiliary’ on 14 May 1942.

The wreck lies on its port side in a maximum depth of 22m, with the starboard side only 4m below the surface. She is approximately 3000 tonnes, 80m long and structurally intact. Divers can enjoy swimming inside her massive forward and rear holds and, if suitable trained and equipped (PADI Wreck Speciality), you can enjoy comparatively safe penetration into her cavernous boiler room.

The combination of good visibility, shallow depth, no current and intact structure makes this one of the dive sites perfect for novice wreck divers.

Starts at: Php1,500

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