El Hickory / Dominican Republic

El Hickory

El Hickory is 43m/141ft long vessel that was used in the 70th during the American rescue party. It searched for the archeological treasures of galleons at the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. After being sunken in 1986, the ship has become an attractive place for diving in Boca Chica region. The greatest interest to this place is shown by the photographers who have excellent opportunities for macro photography. The haul is totally covered with soft corals and sponges. The anchor lies 30m/98ft from the crash point. The vessel is lying at 18m/59ft depth and is lightly inclined with its deck part. The dive site’s coordinates are 18 ° 25’34 .32 «N / 69 ° 40’58 .56″ W.

Location: south coast of the Dominican Republic, Boca Chica region

What to see: there is a variety of yellow and purple hard corals and numerous colorful coral fish. The morays have inhabited the secret corners in the wreck’s hidden places. Slightly aside from the wreck there are plenty of eels on the sandy bottom.

Depth: 14-18m/45-59ft

Currents: 1knot

Visibility: 15-30m/49-98ft

Season for diving: The most suitable time is from June through September. The water temperature averages between 25-28C/77-82F.


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