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6.4 km (4.0 miles) WSW of Bintuan, Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 12°S 60°W

Accuracy: 122 m (400 ft)
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#2: Looking East #3: Looking South #4: Looking West #5: Drifting onto confluence #6: General view

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#1: Looking North

(visited by John Wightman and Leony Wightman)

05-Nov-2004 -- This confluence has got to be one of the easiest to get to, being about one kilometre from the wrecked Okakawa, one of about seven wrecks near Coron on the magical little island of Busuanga. Staying with John and Gert at Divecal in Coron, we left on their diving vessel and motored past the confluence on the way to the divesite. We ate lunch afterwards and then waited for a rainstorm to pass before moving towards the confluence. The Filipino crew were most intrigued to see what we would find there!

There are several pearl nets to negotiate through and there is a tiny island very nearby, which is a good marker to head towards. The sea is only a few metres deep at places, so it took some time, creeping slowly ahead to our spot. We drifted past a few times, first getting the lat right and then the long, by which time the lat had gone off! Curses. Apart from the 4 cardinal point views there's a shot of Leony looking towards the general area with the receding rainstorm in the background.

With the light fading and the need to offload divers we made off hastily, not noticing that we weren't close enough.


 All pictures
#1: Looking North
#2: Looking East
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking West
#5: Drifting onto confluence
#6: General view
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  Notes
In the sea, just about 300 m off the shore of Busuanga Island.