Scuba diving in El Hickory
The Hickory wreck is located off Boca Chica. It lies slightly tilted towards its stern and is covered with sponges and hard corals. In and around the wreck divers can observe a lot of different species of marine life. Not far away from the wreck lies a cannon and an anchor which date back to the 17th century, and are covered with interesting looking corals and sponges. On the other side of the wreck it is possible to find an old shark cage.
When to go
The best time for diving here is June through September. The air temperature stays around 25-31C/77-88F, while the water temperature is about 25-28C/77-82F. The depth of the site is 18m/59ft.