Scuba diving in Chuyo Maru
The Chuyo Maru is a shipwreck dive site with a 89m/292ft-long costal freighter that was sunk by bombs in 1944. The exploration starts with the bow of the ship, then off to the two anchors, long beams, empty cargo holds, and later towards the engine room (more dangerous to penetrate). Other fascinating things for divers are the intact stern gun and four ammunition boxes on the freighter.
When to go
It is possible to dive at Chuyo Maru throughout the whole year. The air temperature ranges between 26-30C/79-86F, and most of the time the water temperature is around 26-27C/79-81F. It rains often during all the months, but June and July are the worst.
What to see
There is hardly any coral around the ship. Only the bow section of the shipwreck has a layer of black corals, spiral corals, and hard corals that are full of bright tropical fish and transparent shrimp. There are a lot of cockscomb oysters and lionfish around the Chuyo Maru.