Travel time:15 min
Current:Usually not much current
Located right off Malapascua Island, the Pioneer wreck is perhaps one of the most interesting dive sites around Malapascua. It is a Japanese warship sunk during WW2, but has been dubbed Pioneer as its real name or identity is unknown. Penetration is possible. This is a very deep divesite, requiring advanced training and familiarity with deco-planning etc. Exotic, Thresher Sharks Divers and Evolution offer tech diving courses, as well as tech fun diving. The pioneer wreck is difficult to get a fix on, so additionally a local fisherman may be required to drop a line onto it, as there’s no bouy. It’s often the case that the water appears quite murky the first twenty meters, but then suddenly becomes clear as you descend.