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The Cozumel Shipwreck Directory  Caribbean Shipwrecks
Historical and current Cozumel, Mexico Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers, fisherman and marine historians.
             

 

 

 

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COZUMEL MEXICO


Of Mexico's Caribbean islands, Cozumel is the largest, extending 28 miles
long by 11 miles wide. This Mexican island lies 12 miles off the coast of
the Yucatan Peninsula. Most Cozumel diving is drift diving done along the reef wall off the island's
west coast. The reef is inhabited by sharks, eels, scorpion fish and barracudas.
Inside the reef are many caves and tunnels to be explored.
 

AIRPLANE WRECK

 
Denise Berg looks through engine of the Airplane wreck. Photos by Daniel Berg


The Airplane wreck was a 40 passenger, twin engine, short-range Convair
airliner. The craft, which was built by the Convair Division of the General
Dynamics Corporation, was deliberately sunk in June of 1977 as a movie
prop for the Mexican movie "Survive II".
The Plane wreck is now a tourist attraction, that is if the tourists are divers. She is lying upside down in 40 feet of water, only 100 yards out
from the La Ceiba Hotel. This wreck is an easy beach dive and has remained
remarkably intact. Divers can enter a small area through an open door just
aft of her cockpit or swim under either of her wings where small schools
of tropical fish can usually be found. Her hull is cleaned daily by parrot fish
who leave deep teeth marks in her fuselage. Wide angle photography is best
here, and you can easily capture the entire wreck on one photo.
According to Doc Vikingo the Plane/Airplane Wreck had been only marginally intact until Hurricane Wilma pretty much finished her off. Now just a few parts strewn about are all that are left.
 

DEL MAR WRECK
The Del Mor Wreck is the remains of a small, wood hulled fishing boat
approximately 30 feet long. The wreck is located directly in front of Del
Mar Aquatics and rests in 30 to 40 feet of water on a sand bottom.
According to Doc Vikingo Hurricane Wilma completely destroyed the remains of this shipwreck.

Felipe Xicotencatl
According to cozumelscuba.com the (C-53 shipwreck) is the latest addition to diving in the Mexican Underwater National Park. In fact, it's the only dive that is NOT a drift dive. It is a C-53 about 180 feet in length. The keel is at about 75 feet and the main decks start about 45 feet. The crow's nest at 22 feet is a perfect place to hang out while off gassing, unless of course there's a current at the time of your dive. Then it's better to head back over to the buoy line that your boat is tied to. She was sunk in 2000 and since has evolved into an amazing eco systems.
The ship is still very intact after Wilma, except for a big crack up the sides of both the port and starboard sides.

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The Complete Vacationing Scuba Divers guide to Shipwrecks of the Caribbean and Bahamas

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The Complete Online Downloadable Divers handbook to mastering the skills of wreck diving.

 

Basic shipwreck information and images for the Caribbean section of this site was taken with permission from the book Tropical Shipwrecks by Daniel and Denise Berg.

You are invited to submit your shipwreck related articles, images and information. As long as the text, photographs, sketches etc are of professional quality we will showcase them. Full credit will be provide and a same page link to your web site can be arranged.

 
     
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