Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines
Subic Bay is a bay forming part of Luzon Sea on the west coast of the island of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay. Its shores were formerly the site of a major United States Navy facility named U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay.
The major attraction at Subic Bay is the wreck diving opportunities. The star attraction is the USS New York, a battleship scuttled during World War II, to keep her 17in main guns from falling into the hands of the Japanese. A rare, fine example of an 1899 dreadnought, she lies on her port side in 27m of water, cannons intact.
The Port of Subic Bay’s Forest Adventure Park is home to the Zoobic Safari. Covering 25 hectares of land, the area contains a variety of habitats (from forest to grasslands) and wildlife. Highlights include the Zoobic Park petting zoo where visitors can interact with deer, ostrich, carabao, bears, monkeys, miniature horses, and many more in a tropical jungle.
Things to See & Do
* Zoobic Safari
* Kamayan Beach
* Scuba diving – wreck diving
* Subic Bay Ocean Adventure
* Duty free shopping
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 3,000 approx
Land Area – 67.74 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63
Port Location – The port at Subic Bay is located approximately 2 km’s from Olongapo City centre.
Travel Links – Subic Bay is accessible by domestic service from Manila. The Subic Bay International airport is located at the site of the old US Naval Air Station Cubi Point.
Daily bus service is provided from the Manila area by two Bus lines. Victory Liner: Frequent at least hourly service from 4am to 6pm from Pasay city, Kalookan, Sampaloc, and Cubao. Non express service is also available at other times.