The Wreck Name is C- 56 JUAN ESCUTIA, it is a 150 feet long war ship purchased from the US NAVY after the Second World War along with 5 others sister ships. It was sunken in front of Puerto Morelos Town in 1996 as part of an Artificial Reef Program. This shipwreck is fully covered in coral and has a great amount of marine life all over it. You will see beautiful amazing eagle rays that usually are hanging around in the current among other species like barracudas; big snappers and others that have made this wreck their home.
The wreck offers penetration possibilities through the engine room and the state rooms. Divers generally visit the bow, stern and bridge. The shipwreck is located at 90ft/27m deep.
As the wreck was sunken for diving purposes, there is no need for special wreck diving certification. The wreck is wide open, for easy access.
Olivier July 20th, 2013 - 0:03:Impressive wreck. There is two story to go thru. This is an artificial wreck that was pre-cut with lots of openings for AOW to be able to explore safely and with plenty of light even at 90 feet. Really nice boat to explore with the canon still on the deck and some spotted eagles rays floating around.