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E-10 Quetzalcoatl aka USS Vogelgesang DD-862 is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Caleta de Campos, Michoacán, Mexico. The maximum depth is 81-90ft/25-27m.

18 36.5’N 094 25.1’ W



It is understood that Caleta de Campos, Michoacán, and the ship the “Quetzalcoatl” specifically, provides SCUBA conditions and diving opportunities that are ideal for wreck exploration. The “E-10 Quetzalcoatl” is a military vessel that the Secretary of the Navy – Armada de Mexico donated to the government of the State of Michoacán for the purpose of scuttling her and creating a protective environment, an artificial reef, for fish species to increase commercial fishing stocks, as well as for SCUBA exploration and tourism.

The ship was built in the United States and was made a standard bearer in the Mexican fleet February 24, 1982. The ship of 110 meters of length and 12 meters wide, and served during its useful life in the battle of illegal fishing, environmental protection, gun-running and the drug trafficking. It was the center of instruction for the training group of the Pacific, and carried out operations of military transportation and rescue, and was considered flagship of the Naval Force of the Pacific. Honorable mention was granted to its crew in recognition to its successful participation during the rescue of the Mexican Petroleum tank ship "Bacab" that was set on fire 10 nautical miles off the tip of Maldonado Oaxaca, June 13, 1995. The Quetzalcoatl is at a maximum depth of 95fsw. The ship located at 18 36.5’N 094 25.1’ W. It is unmarked. Most of the year the top of the conning tower (broken) is at a depth of 12 msw/40 fsw during slack tide.

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