C-53 Xicotencatl

Mexico, Yucatan, Cozumel Isalnd
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intermediate
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55.8 ft

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at C-53 Xicotencatl

The C-53 Felipe Xicotencatl is a retired Mexican Navy Minesweeper, sunk June 6, 2000. It is 184 feet long & 33 feet wide. It lies in 80 Feet of water. The Marine Park established a 4:1 diver to dive master ratio for those entering the wreck, and all divers must have lights. Coral growth is minimal, though there is life in and around the wreck. Currents can vary widely within hours from light to strong. The C-53 lays outside of Balones de Chankanaab, on a sandy plain between Tormentos & Chankanaab. The dive site is supposed to be marked by a buoy. Sometimes this is simply an overturned plastic bottle. Best to visit by boat. Note: It could be done as a shore dive from Chankanaab Park, but it's a long swim ;-) C-53 Xicotencatl is also known as Felipe Xicotencatl.
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