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 C-53 Xicotencatl

Mexico, Yucatan, Cozumel Isalnd

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 20° 26.712' N
Longitude: 87° 0.032' W

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English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

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 ;-)

English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

English (Translate this text in English): 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 ;-)

How? By boat

Distance Good boat time (< 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Felipe Xicotencatl

Average depth 17.0 m / 55.8 ft

Max depth 24.4 m / 80.1 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Interesting

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Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Drift dive
- Wreck
- Big fishes

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Dive training
- Photography

Dangers

- Depth
- Current

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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Trip: Cozumel Spring 2009
By scubakids
From Mar 7, 2009 to Mar 17, 2009
This was our second trip staying and diving on the island.  We had a great time and were able to dive every day.  Weather was great, only one rainy morning.  Temps were in the high 70s to low 80s.  Water temps are still a little
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