Puerto Morelos Diving From Cancun
Price: 180 USD
Puerto Morelos is a small beautiful town and seaport in Quintana Roo, the town is located in the northeast of the state, about 36 km south of the resort city of Cancun, and about 30 km north of the city of Playa del Carmen. This original coastal fishing village is now a quiet, mixed-use neighborhood of private homes, hotels, condominiums, restaurants, and tourist shops, and for those that loves the sea, we offer Puerto Morelos diving with beautiful reef sites and a shipwreck.
Puerto Morelos diving Shipwreck C-56 Juan Escutia:
USS Knave (AM-256) was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War II. She served in the Atlantic during World War II and was decommissioned in May 1946 and placed in reserve. While she remained in reserve, Knave was reclassified as MSF-256 in February 1955 but never reactivated. In October 1962, she was sold to the Mexican Navy and renamed ARM DM-13. In 1994 she was renamed ARM Cadete Juan Escutia (C56). Sunk as an artificial reef about one half mile off of the coast of Puerto Morelos which offers an excelent dive site because the ship is very conserved. For more shipwrecks check Wreck diving en Cancun!
Reef diving in Puerto Morelos:
Thanks to the work of local environmental activists, Puerto Morelos has a very good preserved section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. This piece of the second largest barrier reef in the world is also closer to land in Puerto Morelos, some of the sites in this small tourist center are easily accessible from shore although most shops still prefer to dive from dive boats to have easy access to best part of the reef life. On a typical dive you can expect to see hundreds of varieties of fish along with lobsters, crabs turtles, barracudas, eels, and rays may be a nurse shark.
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