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Latitude: 17° 59.344' N
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South of Great bay. The site is equipped with mooring buoys. This dive site is part of the St Maarten Marine Park. You need to have a valid dive tag to be diving on this site. (see www.naturefoundationsxm.org)
How? By boat
Distance Short boat time (< 10min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Alternative name Jason
Average depth 6.1 m / 20 ft
Max depth 13.7 m / 44.9 ft
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience All divers
Bio interest Interesting
Dutch frigate, originally named the Jason, launched in 1770. In 1796, the crew mutinied and handed the ship over to the British, who renamed the ship HMS Proselyte. In September of 1801, on a trip from St Kitts to St Martin, the ship struck the Man O War Shoals and sank. All of the crew were rescued, however.
You can still see a couple of large anchors, some cannons and other heavily encrusted objects on the sea floor, right below the current mooring. Plenty of wildlife in around the reef. If you're lucky you may even encounter one or two Caribbean Reef sharks prowling the canyons.
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