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Latitude: 20° 26.712' N
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The C-53 lays outside of Balones de Chankanaab, on a sandy plain between Tormentos & Chankanaab.
How? By boat
Distance Good boat time (< 30min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
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)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Interesting
- Drift dive
- Big fishes
- Marine biology
- Dive training
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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