For a dive into history
By: Luz Marina Fornieles / Photos by Publicitur
Cubatur, 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.