C-53 Felipe Xicotencatl

Scuttled in 2000 to create an artificial reef, the C-53 is a 56m/184ft long Mexican navy minesweeper lying on the sandy bottom at 16-21m/52-69ft. Colonies of sponges and corals are starting to encrust the surface of this relatively young wreck encouraging tiny blennies, starfish and glass shrimps to take up residence in the nooks and crannies. The silver flashes of schools of glassy sweepers inside the dark passageways can also been seen. Having been completely cleaned and emptied before scuttling the C-53 is open to limited penetration for the more experienced diver.

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