Wreck Scuba Diving

Camayan Divers
Landing Craft Utility

Landing Craft Utility Dive Specs

Depth: 9-22m
Classification: Open Water Certification and Up, Good for New Divers

Another post-war amphibious assault wreck is the Landing Craft Utility. There were many variants of utility landing craft designed and built during World War Two. This vessel type was used for transporting personnel or small vehicles onto beaches. The example dived in Subic Bay was actually designated as a ‘Landing Craft Tank’ (LCT6). Vessels of this type could be stored and operated from the larger Landing Ship Tank (LST) vessels.

It is believed that this wreck was sunk due to accident/storm It’s one of the sheltered dive sites, as it is protected from rough water inside Triboa Bay, close to the end of the Subic Bay International Airport runway. It sunk with its large forward ramp still raised and it lies upright on a sloping bottom with a maximum depth of 22m.

The wreck is now home to a collection of lionfish species, along with predatory jack schools and many reef fish species. There are two gun platforms at the mid-section and several rooms that offer short penetrations towards the rear. The vessel is intact and it is easy to gain a comprehensive appreciation of her features in a single dive. One of the most popular dive sites with novice divers.

Starts at: Php1,500

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