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Felipe Xicotencatl Shipwreck

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Address: Parque Marino de Cozumel, Cozumel 77600, Mexico

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love to dive this wreck!

Dove with Chili Charters with Rene, he guided us down to the wreck, it has been years since I dove the wreck, but awesome as always. Lots of glassy sweepers inside, love taking... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
CajunGato
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Cozumel, Mexico
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Cozumel, Mexico
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Dove with Chili Charters with Rene, he guided us down to the wreck, it has been years since I dove the wreck, but awesome as always. Lots of glassy sweepers inside, love taking pics of them (one of the 4 spots in Cozumel reefs to see them). So much marine life on this wreck.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

a great beginner wreck dive . penetration can be limited to swim through or for the more advanced the lower engine room. but a word of caution though easy one should not penetrate unless trained and has proper gear.

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Thank tnvtz
Del City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Dove with Challenge Diving, Eric and his son did a great job as Dive Masters. This is a dive every diver should have on the bucket list. Need to have good diver skills.

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Dallas
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261 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

When you hear the whir of electric motors wave at the cruisers passing by in the sub. Best to stay out of the ship as there are a lot of sharp edges and dangling cables since Wilma moved it and broke the keel. Still a nice dive around the outside with lots of marine life.

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Thank czmdivenut
Eastville, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great wreck dive! You can see from stern to bow. Look for the brittle stars on the port side of the ship. Very cool.

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Thank Debrobbins
California
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was my Favorite Dive in Cozumel. I've Dove the wreck three times and there's always something new to see.The C-53 was sunk in 1999 as a dive site to help take some of the pressure off the other dive sites around the island.Before being renamed it was known as the USS Scuffle and received 5 Battle stars during World... More 

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1 Thank Smithsgold
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Max of about 75', with the top around 35'. Lots of cut outs to let in light and make for easy access. Really an easy, fun wreck, beginning to host a lot of attached and swimming critters. Love the school of hundreds of glassy sweepers that seem to always hang out in the engine room!

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Clermont, Florida
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This was and amazing adventure. Many original features still intact but safe for exploring even by beginners

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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Easy dive (when current is not strong), Relatively shallow (bottom around 70, top of bridge around 35 or 40, debris removed, good growth, large holes cut for easy access, pretty good fish population. Not technical, but makes for a fantastic first wreck, or a nice "something else" when diving Cozumel.

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1 Thank Chris B
Kansas City
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

When we dived this site the current was pretty gentle, noticeable current, but not bad. I didn't know the ship was there before our trip or I would have researched its history as I do with most wrecks I enjoy diving. The ship is at rest completely upright and it is a magnificent site as you decent upon it. There... More 

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