Popular Belize Dive Destination: The Witconcrete Wreck
A brand new dive spot has just hit Belizean waters, and not only is it going to be a wondrous place to explore for divers, but also a safe new home for hundreds of species of coral, plants, and sea creatures. The Witconcrete Wreck is a one-of-a-kind dive site and a great example of upcycling manmade industrial transportation into an environmentally-beneficial space for humans and animals alike to enjoy. Here’s what you need to know about the Witconcrete Wreck.
What Is The Witconcrete Wreck
In September 2021, this historical 375-foot vessel was sunken into the Caribbean Ocean off the coast of Belize. This eighty-year-old ship is primarily made from concrete and has been used to create one of the largest wreck-dive sites in the Caribbean. While it’s a new feature, the Caribbean ocean life is already taking up residence, and it is soon projected to become another reef swimming (literally!) with life.
The History Of The Witconcrete Wreck
The Witconcrete ship was built between 1941 and 1944 to transport supplies along the Gulf Coast and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States during World War II. After years of carrying supplies to and from Belize, it was stationed and used to store molasses by Belize Sugar Industries Ltd. A gigantic piece of wartime and Belizean history, the ship has set its last sail and was sunken intentionally in September into an incredible and vast dive site where 16 of its large chambers have been made diver-friendly.
What You Might See At Witconcrete Wreck
As the Belizean ocean life begins to claim the sunken ship for their own, the Witconcrete wreck is quickly becoming an incredible manmade reef full of coral, plant life, and beautiful sea creatures. When diving and visiting Witconcrete for yourself, you’re likely to see an array of Caribbean ocean creatures including nurse sharks, eagle rays, sea turtles, dolphins, eels, juvenile coral formations and so much more.
Are you ready to see The Witconcrete Wreck for yourself?
Book your trip to Belize Dive Haven today!
Just 30 miles from Belize City, Belize Dive Haven is located in pristine Turneffe Atoll. Consisting of creeks, lagoons, mangrove islands and cays, the atoll is home to over 500 species of fish, 65 different species of stony corals as well as birds, turtles, manatees and dolphins.