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Champoton, Campeche

We invite you to dive into the mysterious waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Under the waters near Campeche. Champoton, ancient villa of the sixteenth century with a wall built to protect the population from attacks by famous pirates like John Hawkins, Francis Drake, William Parker, James Jackson, Henry Morgan, Mansvelt, Bartholomew, Rock Brasiliano, Lorencillo, Captain Cook and Scott Lewis. An underwater world that keeps stories encapsulated in the reef with legends hiding in the aquatic life. Live the experience of diving among wrecks trapped along the former coastline of the Mayan province Chakan Putum. Come and meet, have fun and help us to protect them!

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Best sites in the area: La Barge 269, The Plane, Teodoro Wreck, Wreck Carmel, Wreck The Deer and Ship Graveyard. List of fish commonly seen in the area: Roncador or Porkfish (Anisotremus virginicus), CoroCoro Rayadoo / Black Grunt (Haemulon bonariense), Snapper Gray or Displaying dark band (Lutjanus griseus), Banderilludo or Lookdown (Selene vomer), Swordfish Atlantic or Atlantic Spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber), Angler Fish (Opsanus tau), Angel Gray (Pomacanthus arcuatus), Butterfly Fish (Chaetodon sedentarius) Romoras (Echeneis neucratoides) Stripes (Urolophus jamaicensis), Octopus (Octopus vulgaris), among many others. Best time to dive: March. Suit Required: wetsuit 3 mm long. Minimum Depth: 10M/33F. Maximum Depth: 30M/100F. Any Wrecks: Several. Visibility: Good.

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