Very nice shipwreck with lots of beautiful life. Also nice coral outcroppings nearby to enjoy. And that barracuda owns that spot on the wreck.
Entrance is via rocky coastline down ladder into a fabulous swimming hole, bucaneers. From here you can snorkel out to sunken ship, leisurely 20 mins snorkel, and see coral and fish in the very clear water. Local people come here to swim, but most of the time we had it to ourselves. Can see numerous types of fish and rays.... More
This intentionally sunk Russian fast frigate sits at about 65 feet. It is split into two parts since hit by a storm a few years ago. This is the only Russian ship that recreational divers can visit. The ship was purchased from Cuba by a private individual, a captain Tibbets and sunk with Mr. Jacques Cousteau sitting on the wheel... More
As wrecks go, this is a good one for all levels of divers. Still reasonably intact that a beginner can enjoy. Broken just enough to allow some good penetration points. Some nice animal life and corals but not a large quantity. We did 2 trips to the wreck.
The visibility was 60+ feet on our dive and my family of 4 was the only dive group out on the wreck - and it was Christmas holiday. Ask to go to this dive site!!
Maybe I am just jaded as I have dove many wrecks, but this wreck was nothing special. It was an interesting swim-through, and nice to look at, but that took fifteen minutes. I headed over to the reef and spent a lot of time in the sand to see much more than what was in, on or around the wreck.
We typically do no like wreck dives and prefer seeing the natural reefs. This one was different. The visibility was excellent and the history of the ship was cool. Seeing the gun turrets was nice.
A lot of the wreck is there, it has not been stripped like other wrecks may sometimes be. Accessible for most, swim throughs are nice, sponge life is definitely in place.
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