Project for a new artificial reef in the waters of San Carlos
Published by Claudia Alejandri on February , 2023
The sinking of the ship ‘Suchiate’ in San Carlos Bay, Sonora, will create a new artificial reef, boosting tourism in the area. The project is being organised by a committee convened by the Secretary of Tourism of the State of Sonora and the Secretary of the Navy of Mexico. The ship will be donated by the Navy and, as with the sinking of the Ex Santos in March 2022, aims to attract diving tourism to the state of Sonora.
According to Celestino Sarabia Tautímez, secretary of the City Council, no date has been set for the sinking of the ship. Licenses and permits still need to be obtained to carry out the procedure, but the work to clean the ship has already begun. The vessel is similar in size to the Ex Santos, which was sunk in Punta Cautín.
The main objective of the project is to create another artificial reef to attract visitors and generate a better economy in the tourism sector in the region. The committee has formed subcommittees to progress with the project, and the meeting took place at the facilities of the Sixth Naval Region of Semar.
The sinking of the Ex Santos in March 2022 was also aimed at boosting tourism in Sonora. The artificial reef created by the sinking of the vessel was visited by diving enthusiasts from all over the world, increasing tourism and the economy in the region.
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