The Princess of the Orient Wreck Documentation Project is a collaboration of GUE divers across Asia to provide more comprehensive documentation of the Princess of the Orient Wreck site outside of Manila Bay.
The initial project dives were conducted in April 2018 by the POTO team, during the dives the full wreck was explored externally including the stern and propellor sections of the wreck. Future project dives in 2019 will include exploration of the inner cargo holds.
The key project aims are to provide documentation of the wreck site via still photographs, video documentation and a 3D photogrammetry model.
Phase 1 of the project will focus on the outside of the wreck, phase 2 (2019) will focus on both the outside and the interior holds.
The Princess of the Orient Wreck site is located around 20km from Corregidor Island outside of Manila Bay.
The site is an advanced dive with depths of between 105 to 125m and a location with strong currents.
Underwater footage from our 2018 trip to the wreck site