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Juan Escutia C-56 Wreck & Reef Dive

Juan Escutia C-56 Wreck & Reef Dive

100$USD / deposit per person
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Scuba diving in C-56 Juan Escutia

Price: $4,000 MXN or $200 USD

Scuba diving in C-56 Juan Escutia Adventure underwater through Mexican history! This sunken wreckage belonged to the army and was purposely turned into an artificial reef. Come and discover the astonishing site that houses vibrant marine life such as lobsters and eagle rays, and as you make your way through the rooms on the inside of the C-56 Juan Escutia wreck you will be amazed by the growing coral formations.


The Wreck Name is C- 56 JUAN ESCUTIA, it is a 150 feet long warship purchased from the US NAVY after the Second World War along with 5 others sister ships. It was sunken in front of Puerto Morelos Town in 1996 as part of an Artificial Reef Program. This shipwreck is fully covered in coral and has a great amount of marine life all over it.


You will see beautiful amazing eagle rays that usually are hanging around in the current among other species like barracudas; big snappers and others that have made this wreck their home.
The wreck offers penetration possibilities through the engine room and the staterooms.


Divers generally visit the bow, stern, and bridge. The shipwreck is located at 90ft/27m deep.
As the wreck was sunken for diving purposes, there is no need for special wreck diving certification. The wreck is wide open, for easy access.



Equipment rental

Multi-language instruction

Boat and marine park Fees


Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

Transportation shop-Playa-shop

Full day
10+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
    7:15 am
  • Return Time
    3:00 pm

Tour Plan


Day 1 7:15am at the dive shop
    • 9am boat for 2 dives
        • 3pm return to Tulum dive shop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Certified diver or above
  • Medically fit to dive
  • Have been diving within the last year
  • Which dive sites will we visit?
    • We would visit the Wreck and then the second dive on the reef will depend upon general conditions on the day, locations would be decided on the boat in the morning. If you have a request let us know when you book
  • What happens if it rains?
    • If the weather conditions do not allow us to go to the Sea, we would offer the dives in the cenote or if you have time, we would reschedule for the next available day.
  • How many people does each group have?
    • We take a maximum of 4 customers per guide to enhance your learning experience
  • How long does it take to get to the boat?
    • We will drive in the pick up truck from Tulum to Puerto Morelos, this takes about 70 minutes.
  • How long is the boat ride?
    • It's only about 20 minutes