The Olympia Maru was a Japanese Freighter. (Previously called Tangat Maru)
The wreck is sitting upright in approximately 30 mts of water and located very close to Tangat Island in Coron Bay.
The Olympia Maru was 122 metres long and almost 17 metres wide, displacing 5612 tons.
The ship was originally powered by a steam engine but during 2 June to 2 August 1930, an oil two stroke six cylinder engine producing 582hp was installed.
The ship was built for Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd and was owned by them right up till it sank. It was requisitioned by the Japanese Defence Forces during the War but was still owned by Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd.
A very good dive spot with a variety of marine life. Large shoals of banana fish, giant bat fish and giant puffer fish, especially around the mast, bow and stern. There are also specimen crocodile fish and scorpion fish so be careful where you put your hands.
Easy penetration at the cargo rooms. It offers a good opportunity to discover wreck diving.
Max depth: 28-30 meters, deck level 18-24 meters
Recommended certification level:
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- Wreck Diver Specialty