Deliberately scuttled, in 1898, to block the entrance to Subic Bay during the Spanish-American war, the San Quentin is an impressive wreck and one of Subic’s most beautiful dive sites. Whilst it is mostly flattened by a combination of storms and time, the bow and stern sections are still easily recognizable, as are the large upright steam boilers.
More than a century underwater has transformed this wreck into a thriving artificial reef and the dive site is covered with a luxuriant growth of soft corals, sponges, and crinoids, and populated with a dazzling array of fish and invertebrates. Over 20 species of nudibranch have been identified here.
It is an easy dive in only 12-16m of clear water. It is situated next to a pleasant coral reef, that is home to some very large specimens of Giant Clam. One of our most popular dives sites with underwater photographers and videographers.