“Dona Marilyn” is a Filipino passenger ferry that sank on the 23rd of October 1988 in typhoon Rudy. The 98 meter long ferry is still intact and laying on her starboard side in 32 meters of water, creating a unique artificial reef. Beneath the bow and stern you can find Marble Rays and large Whitetip Reef Sharks sleeping. Cuttlefish can also be seen lurking around.
The wreck itself is covered in hard, soft and black corals. Other fish life includes Scorpion fish, Puffers, Batfish, Sweetlips and various nudibranches. For certified, “wreck divers” it is possible to penetrate the passenger walkways on the port side of the wreck and those interested in completing their wreck specialy course are able to explore the hull and lower decks. As it’s quite deep and there also can be currents Dona Marilyn is only suitable for experienced divers. Dona Marilyn Wreck lies near Gato Island.