Wreck dives

Let's discover the wrecks of the Rivera Maya

Several boats have been sunk in the area on purpose for divers’ enjoyment!

You can discover Mama Viña in Playa del Carmen, Juan Escutia C-56, in Puerto Morelos and Felipe Xicoténcatl, C-53 in Cozumel, all host great marine life: school of jack fish, groupers and barracudas, big moray eels, lobsters, stingrays, reef fish,….

The Mama Viña and Juan Escutia are reserved to Advanced Open Water divers or equivalent (max depth is 26m/85ft)

C-56 “Juan Escutia”

 

This wreck is located in Puerto Morelos it is an old military boat sunk by the Mexican marine in 2000 to create an artificial reef, it is one of the most beautiful wreck dive of the region!

Beside the wreck itself, you will also have the chance to see a great marine life diversity: Corals, gorgonian fans, school of jack fish, groupers, barracudas and  most of the time numerous eagle rays.

It lays on 26m/85ft is therefore only for experimented divers (Advanced Open Water or equivalent). It has been cleared for divers and has large apertures which allows divers to go inside the wreck easily!

You have the possibility of doing two dives on the wreck to fully enjoy it or you can also do the second dive on a near shallow reef which offer a great overview of the Caribbean marine reef life.

 2 tanks 135USD

Mama Viña

 

 

This wreck is located south of Playa del Carmen, it is a old shrimping boat that have been sunk on purpose in 1995 for divers’ enjoyment!

Beside the wreck itself, you will also have the chance to see a great marine life diversity, the wreck offers shelter to numerous organisms: reef fishes, big moray eels, lobsters, school of jack fish and barracudas.

It lays on 26m/85ft is therefore only for experimented divers (Advanced Open Water or equivalent). It has been cleared for divers and has large apertures which allows divers to go inside the wreck easily!

This dive is followed by a colorful reef dive 12m/40ft.

 

2 tanks Wreck + Reef 115USD

 

Felipe Xicoténcatl C-53

This wreck is located in Cozumel, it's an old US navy boat, sold to the Mexican Navy. Later donated to the Cozumel underwater park and sunk on purpose in 1999 for divers enjoyment!

It is the larger wreck of the area, it has a little less marine life due to the close proximity of the reefs but you will still be able to observe various marine organism such as reef fishes, lobsters and barracudas around and in the wreck.

The top of the wreck is at only 14m/45ft which allow Open water divers to do this dive. As the others wreck it has been cleared for divers and has large apertures which allows divers to go inside the wreck easily!

2 tanks Wreck + Cozumel reef 150 USD

What is included

  • Two dives 
  • Tanks and weights
  • PADI English/ French/ Spanish Instructor
  • Water, snack
  • Return transport from your accommodation if located in the center of Playa del Carmen
  • Marine park fees

What is not included

  • Equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, fins, mask and snorkel)
  • Photos and videos (ask us more information about it)
  • Transport from your accommodation if outside Playa del Carmen

 

Organisation:

Pick up or meeting around 8am, transport to the boat location, 2 dives with 30/45min surface interval, return to  your accommodation between 12.30/4pm depending on the dives location.