C58 Shipwreck

August 4, 2015

The C58 is a shipwreck off the coast of Cancun in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The ship is a former US navy vessel used as a minesweeper during World War II, originally named the USS Harlequin, that passed hands to the Mexican Navy. It was purpose sunk it in the 1980s to create an artificial reef.

The currents around the wreck are quite strong so it was important that our group stay together as we descended. As soon as we arrived on the wreck we had to make a point of staying on the side not directly in the path of the current, otherwise we'd be blown off the wreck. We waited briefly for the first group to vacate then we began our penetration dive.

The entry point was interesting in that we swam up from under the ship right into the heart of it. We then made our way to the bow along the outer hull and eventually headed aft straight through the middle of the ship. The ship had been torn in half by a hurricane years ago so we wound up exiting the wreck mid-section.

After exiting the first part of the wreck we drifted to the other half. But by the time we got there we were running low on air and needed to make our ascent.

C58 Shipwreck

Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico


Dive Number:   109
Bottom Time: 33m
Time In: 9:06 a.m.
Tank In:
Max Depth: 80.00 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop:
Time Out: 9:39 a.m.
Tank Out:
Average Depth: 31.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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