Just when you thought life in Rosarito couldn’t get better, a new attraction sees the light of day (or shall we say the ocean floor?). After nearly 8 years of planning and development, the Rosarito Underwater Park is now a reality.
This ambitious project is the brainchild of engineer Francisco Ussel, who being a diver himself, had been dreaming for a long time about sinking a ship in these waters for the diving community, a dream that is now a reality after years of hard work, passion and dedication.
The Ensenada Scientific Research and Higher Education Center, or CICESE joined efforts with the Baja California Divers Association to conduct the required environmental impact studies to make the sinking possible.
In its first stage, the Parque Submarino Rosarito or Rosarito Underwater Park, comprehends the sinking of the Uribe 121, a Mexican Navy battleship that is now open to the public, and that will provide protection to marine species, as well as providing locals and tourism with another new and exciting thing to do in Rosarito, and as for the following stages, it is contemplated the sinking of another ship and sculptures that will resemble Mexico’s Pre-hispanic past, all of these will cover the 42 hectares destined to the park.
The Rosarito Underwater Park will become the new major dive mecca in the Mexican Pacific Coast. It is expected that the ship will start developing a flourishing marine habitat only six months after its sinking.
After serving the Mexican Navy as a patrol boat, The Uribe 121, found a new place to rest, and we’re really happy it landed on this side of the country.
So, if you were looking for another good reason to rent or buy a home in Rosarito Baja, or are already enjoying the benefits of living in Baja California, the creation of the Rosarito Underwater Park definitely adds up to those good reasons.
Now, if you’re not a diver yet, this is your chance to become one, and if you already are one, wait no more and come to Rosarito, one of the best places to dive and live in Baja!