For a dive into history

By: Luz Marina Fornieles / Photos by Publicitur, on: Attractions & Excursions
For a dive into history

Cuba is planning to open an underwater route to enable visits to the sunken remains of six warships that participated in the Spain-US naval battle in Santiago de Cuba in 1898.

For a dive into historyCubatur, the company promoting the initiative, explained that tourists, numbering approximately 20 at a time, will be able to dive to the wreckages of the armoured cruisers Cristóbal Colón, Almirante Oquendo and Vizcaya, as well as the destroyers Furor and Plutón. Together, these ships, comprised the Spanish armada commanded by Admiral Pascual Cervera that fought an uneven battle against two US flotillas on July 3, 1898.  The sixth ship available for divers to observe is the steamship USS Merrimac.


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