Scuba diving and archeology

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    Archaeology and fauna

Dive among the lost treasures of a galleon

The Gulf of Mexico has for centuries witnessed numerous shipwrecks off the Campeche coast. They are all underwater cultural heritage sites and hold historical importance for these lands. The INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) has identified up to 23 underwater archaeological sites from different periods, such as the fleet of New Spain, which sailed from Cadiz in 1630 and sank in 1631 near Campeche after a strong storm. Also off the coast of Champotón, is the wreck of the English galleon, The Fish, which occurred 250 years ago.

Companies specializing in underwater archaeology can show you the wonders of these marine beds. If you are a beginner, you can have up to a 5 meter deep underwater baptism, and for the more experienced divers can explore the wrecks that have become artificial reefs and other offshore wonders.

There are three levels of immersion by degree of difficulty and required qualifications. We suggest that you start with the basic level A: not more than 15 kilometeres from San Francisco de Campeche. Depending on your level of curiosity, you can visit up to three sites here: the Dársena Canyon from the 17th - 18th centuries, the Bahía from the 20th century, and the Vapor from the 20th century.



Campeche, Candelaria



4 - 6 hours



You must be physically fit for this sport. For total submersion in certain areas you must be certified by official agencies. This experience requires an official accredited guide. Make sure that the equipment you rent is in perfect condition.


Featured operators

Xpicob, Ecoturismo y Tortuguero

+52 981 152 1304,,

Ecoturismo Balam Ka' Ax

"La Mar Campeche" Diving & Archaeology

982.813.49.09 ext. 2977

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