The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has announced that it has closed a section of one of the island’s most popular dive sites called the Carib Cargo, due to the risk it poses to divers visiting the site. “We have inspected a section of the Carib Cargo wreck at the stern of the ship by the wheelhouse. That section, through which visiting divers often swim, has become unstable. Therefore, in order to keep the diving public safe, we have sent out a notification that that section of the wreck is closed,” commented Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets.
The Carib Cargo is a popular dive site in the Man of War Shoal Marine Protected Area. The wreck is often visited and the area which is off limits is a small section at the rear of the ship. Divers can still enjoy the rest of the shipwreck but swimming through the wheelhouse section is now off limits.