Althorpe Island is located opposite the Innes National Park, in Yorke Peninsula. The spot is an tiny island, studded with dive sites walls of over 65 ft/20 m, three wrecks and seal colonies to name a few. Minimum winter temperatures average around 4°C/39.2°F and the maximum can reach 40°C/140°F during summer.
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Scuba Diving in Wreck C-58, Cancun, Quintana Roo Mexico
If you like scuba diving at wrecks, you may visit Cancun and dive at Wreck C-58 spot. The wreck is standing at the western side of Cancun and in the southern of Isla Mujeres. Divers have the opportunity to choose among many scuba diving school that are based either in Cancun or in Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres is a small island, located in the northwestern side of Cancun.
An artificial reef has been created along the wreck’s area. Many colorful corals and a large variety of fish, like barracuda and manta rays complete this spot. Wreck C-58 lies on a depth that reaches at 24.8m/81.4ft. It is divided into two pieces as a result of a hurricane. That makes feasible to dive through all ship’s rooms. It is a wreck spot mainly suitable for experienced divers, since currents become quite strong and accidents may occur. That’s why you should take some lessons with experienced instructors beforehand if you have no prior diving experience. They also decide whether the conditions are ideal in order for beginners to enjoy this dive site too.
You could try scuba diving at Wreck C-58 throughout the year, if weather conditions allow it. Generally Cancun has a tropical climate with a large rainy season. Rainfalls are almost a daily phenomenon during the hurricane period that lasts from September to November. The city is quite warm all over the year with small differences, month by month. The temperature of the water ranges from 26°C/78.8°F in winter to 29°C/84.2°F in summer.