Enriquillo (RM-22) is a ship 44 meters long and 10 meters (33 feet) wide.
Before becoming Enriquillo, the ship belonged to the US Navy and was called the USS Stallion and operated throughout the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf from 1944 (the year the ship was built) until 1952, when it returned to Norfolk. Virginia. The ship was decommissioned and then donated to the Dominican Republic in 1970 as part of the Security Assistance Program.
The Dominican Navy named the ship after a famous Taino native who rebelled against the Spaniards in the early 16th century. It was decommissioned in 2006 and sunk as an artificial reef at 18 m (60 ft), so only experienced divers (Open Water Certified divers) can visit the wreck. In the area the currents are very strong.
Among the numerous species present are large schools of Atlantic horse mackerel, sea breams, yellowtail snappers, and turtles–hawksbill, leatherback, green sea that come to the coast to spawn.
The price does not include the transportation from the hotel to the dive center.
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