– Yucatan has some nice open water dives too!
– Dive the C-56 wreck or the cozumel island reef with us
– Accessible for open water divers and above
About 45minutes drive north of Planet Scuba Mexico lays the town of Puerto Morelos with its famous wreck, the C-56 Cadete Juan Escutia. The town itself has its own charm and the beach is naturally protected by the nearby barrier reef.
In 1943 the C-56 Juan Escutia was launched in Lorain, Ohio – that time named USS Knave (AM-256). The USS Knave served as a US Navy mine sweeper in World War II. After a short time she was decommissioned and placed into reserve after the war.
In 1955 the USS Knave was classified as MSF-256, later, in 1966 she was sold to the Mexican Marine and renamed to ARM DM-13. Finally in 1996 she was renamed again as Cadete Juan Escutia (C-56) before being sunk just off Puerto Morelos.
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