The C58, also known as General Anaya, is a shipwreck popular with scuba divers. It is located in the Caribbean waters of Mexico, off the coast of Quintana Roo. The ship is a former US navy vessel used as a minesweeper during World War II – originally named the USS Harlequin -- that passed hands to the Mexican Navy, who deliberately sunk it in the 1980s to create an artificial reef.
The wreck lies in an area of water frequented by manta rays, barracuda, groupers and other impressive marine life. Divers can swim around the entire ship as well as entering it (known as penetration dives). Thanks to hurricane damage from Wilma in 2005, which basically split the vessel in two, all the ship’s rooms are accessible to divers, making this a fascinating and many-faceted dive experience.
This dive is recommended for experienced SCUBA divers, thanks to often strong currents on the way down to the wreck.
The wreck is around 25 minutes by boat from Isla Mujeres.
Maíra January 25th, 2015 - 17:05:Amazing dive. Besides the strong current it was possible to check inside and outside the whole ship. The wreck is very preserved and full of marine life. There was a huge school of grunts. The visibility was about 20 m. I really enjoyed it!