C-53 was built during World War II, more specifically in 1943, and she was decommissioned after the war ended. C-53 served as a minesweeper and she was sunk in June 2000, becoming an artificial reef and dive attraction.
C-53 is a rather accessible wreck, which can be dived easily, but this doesn't mean inexperienced divers should venture into exploring it.
The wreck lies at a depth of 21 meters, with its upper deck piercing the water at 12 meters. It is 56 meters long and 10 meters wide.
The ship has meanwhile become a home for barracudas, corals, sponges, moray eels, shrimps, groupers, glassy sweepers, starfish, blenny's and numerous other types of reef fish.