Scuba diving in Sabang Wrecks
The site consists of 3 separate wrecks - 1 steel hull yacht and 2 wooden boats, in different stages of decay, which have been sunk on purpose to create artificial reefs in this area. Most divers can cover all three wrecks in one dive as the steel hull of the 12m/40ft sailboat can be found in just a short swim (about 40m/132ft) west of the wooden wrecks. These wrecks are teeming with every variety of tropical fish and make for excellent photo opportunity and night diving, when cuttle fish of all varieties, squids and flatworms come out to feed.
When to go
Diving is available all year-round though the best time to dive is from November to May. The average water temperature stays within 25-30C/77-86F range.
What to see
Divers will spot numerous moray eels, schools of friendly batfish, damselfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish in and around the wreck, as well as frogfish, lionfish and numerous very well camouflaged scorpionfish and stonefish which are quite a common sight. Spanish dances and blue ring Oous can be seen occasionally. On a sandy area and in the small coral reef patches divers can see frogfish, mantis shrimp, crabs and ghost pipefish.