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




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PUERTO RICO Eastern Caribbean
The mountainous island of Puerto Rico is like a visit into history. T6urists
can visit El Morro Castle, a massive fortress built by the Spanish in 1510,
400 year old churches, or the San Juan Gate, the only remaining gate from
a wall which dates back to the early 1500's built around San Juan.
Diving in Puerto Rico has never been highly publicized but could compare
with almost any tropical island. Most dive sites are located offshore where
water clarity is crystal clear. The water close to the island tends to be a
little murky due to rain run off. Most of the more popular dive sights are
reef dives. These sights are heavily populated with squirrelfish, spadefish,
eagle rays, morays, groupers, and the occasional nurse shark. Many historic
shipwrecks are still hidden in the shallow water surrounding Puerto Rico,
some are reported to be treasure ships, others slave and cargo vessels. The
list of wrecks within this text is sure to grow as more divers investigate,
search and find shipwrecks in Puerto Rico.

For more information about Puerto Rico visit the Puerto Rico Board of Tourism’s official website –

The Airplane wreck is the remains of a six passenger Piper Cherokee
monoplane. The Piper, which was built in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, is
now resting in 50 feet of water. Much of the aircraft is covered by sponge
and coral.

James Abbot, who charters dives in Puerto Rico, says that there is an old
navy destroyer sunk off the east end of Vieques Island. The ship was
apparently once used for target practice and is now very broken up and
scattered in 35 to 40 feet of water. The Destroyer wreck is resting on a
sandy bottom and holds a good amount of marine life.

This wreck is an 80 foot long, ocean going tug that ran aground on Culebrita
Reef. The wreck is sitting upright and intact in very shallow water of only
40 feet. Coral, sponge and a good assortment of marine creatures can be
found all over this site.

An old sugar cane barge of unknown origin lies about one mile off the
shore of Cayo Santiago off Humacao. This wreck lies intact and upright
in forty feet of water on a sand and grass bottom.
The marine life here has been reported to be average, and there is usually
no current to hinder divers.

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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.

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