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Subic Bay is one of the wreck dive destinations worldwide with a very rich and interesting naval and battle history.

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Subic Bay, named Pearl of the Orient by tourist agencies, is renowned because of the ships that sank here during the Spanish American War and World War 1 and 2. Subic Bay with its deep natural harbor and strategic location was first used by the Spanish in the 17th century to protect their empire. The Americans conquered the harbor in 1898 during the Spanish American War and built there their naval base. Up till 1932, Subic Bay and Olongapo could only be reached by water when a road straight through the mountains connected it with the rest of the Philippines. Subic Bay was bombed and conquered in 1941 by the Japanese until the end of WWII when it was recovered by the Americans. Many ships wrecked and were scuttled, nowadays providing excellent underwater marine environments.

The volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1992 covered Subic Bay with half a meter of thick gray ash demolishing many houses and coral reefs. Subic Bay Free Port was created in 1992, nowadays transformed to a touristic duty free recreational zone with sights such as Ocean Adventure for its dolphin and whale shows, the zoo Zoobic and many bars, hotels, beach resorts, dining and other tourist entertainment. Outside the free zone you will find cities such as Subic, Olongapo, Barrio Barretto, Morong and Dinalupihan. Subic offers excellent jungle tours, mountain hikes and you can visit a Bat Sanctuary.

Subic Bay is reached from Manilla in three hours, located in the west of Luzon. It is a wreck diver's paradise with many wrecks from WWI and WWII, but also Spanish Galleons and a lot more that still hasn't been discovered. Although wrecks such as the USS New York and the Oryoku Maru are without doubt dives you should take a look at, there are also some interesting reefs worth exploring, most just offshore Grande Island. Many dive sites are within the bay, without strong currents and reached within a twenty minutes boat tour. Many can be heavily silted which unfortunately can reduce visibilities to less than ten meters. Nevertheless, it is a fantastic dive destination suitable for all level of divers.

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Experience Subic Bay at Johan's Beach Resort along with friends and guests at picturesque Subic Bay. Quality air conditioned accomodation right on the beach, European and Asian cuisines, Belgian bakery and ice cream parlour, land & watersports and wreck / reef diving with internationally accredited trainers / divers. Johan's now offers 24 fully featured, quality rooms, newly built on the beach at Subic Bay. Rooms are available for all needs and budgets, from electric fan style through to air conditioned beachfront family rooms with queen size bed. All rooms come with queen sized beds, private bathroom, hot and cold water, safe, WIFI connection and TV with DVD, cable available. Internet computers are available at no cost to guests. Johan's offers European & Asian cuisines, the restaurant comfortably seats 100 with room for 200 more on the beach. Our menu contains hundreds of dishes, you're sure to find a favourite. For something different, barbecue your own selection of fresh seafood and meats at your table. Enjoy ice-cold premium Belgian, German and local beers (we got more than 40 differend beer brands in stock), French wines, cocktail mixes and imported spirits. Relax and play pool with friends while listening to one of Subic Bay's largest music collections.

Dive Subic Bay With Johan De Sadeleir Johan's offers Novice, Recreational, Wreck, Nitrox, Deep and Trimix diving. Instruction with PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), ANDI (American Nitrox Divers International), CMAS (Wold underwater Federation) and IANTD (International Association of Nitrox & Technical Divers). We are PCSSD (Philippine Commission of Sport Scuba Divers) accredited. Member Subic Bay dive association We dive 30 wrecks and coral sites with our four fast speed boats leaving in front of the resort at least twice a day. Wreck sites include World War 2 wrecks, battle ships, cargo ships, patrol boats, landing ships, antique steam ships, submarines and airplanes. Three full time instructors with combined over 45 years of dive instruction worldwide teach in English, French, German, Dutch (Nederlands) and Tagalog. Teaching is with the latest technology inclusive of all books and DVDs in your own language (if avaiable from PADI). With 17 years of experience in Subic Bay, we make sure you dive with the right equipment. Best value for your money in education, sales, service, equipment and most of all your dive safety We dive and teach beginner courses, snorkeling, discovery, open water, advanced, rescue, dive master and 20 other specialties. For the more experienced divers we offer wreck, nitrox, advanced nitrox, blending, technical, technical wreck, technical deep and trimix diving. Instructor courses are available on request. Three instructors teach in English, French, German, Dutch, and Tagalog with the latest technology including books and DVDs in your own language. With 30 years of experience, we make sure you dive with the right equipment. Best value for your money in education, sales, service, equipment and most of all your dive safety Johan also provides sales and repairs of scuba equipment from our dive shop located inside the resort
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