The Wreck of the KuKulkan
Kukulkan "Plumed Serpent” "Feathered Serpent" is the name of a Maya snake deity. Little is known of the mythology of this pre-Columbian God….and little is known about the sunken boat of the same name.
In the month of august 1992 the pride of the Mexican Tuna Fleet left the famous port of La Paz on its maiden voyage. The Kukulkan was the longest, biggest and best equipped tuna vessel of her time. These rich assets proved to curse the vessel, and only several miles from port. The Iron Snake God hit a reef and sank to her watery grave. The Kukulkan now sits in 80m/262ft of water.
Although originally dived by salvage divers in the nineties. This boat has remained unexplored. In part to her depth and location. The Kukulkan sits three hours north of La Paz in a current bottle neck between San Fransiquito and Isla San Jose.
Luke Inman is trying to put a team together to explore this wreck. With access to local fisherman that rescued the sailors that faithful night and interviews with Navy Commandants that supervised the salvage. There is even access to survivors of the sinking, information is still scarce.
The Kukulkan still has stories to tell. What will our investigations reveal? The boat sunk within the point of “Punta Mechudo”. Mechudo is the old legend of a pearl fisherman that haunts the area. No locals want to crew or dive in the area for fear of haunting from the ghost of Mechudo.
Our resident Explorers Club Fellow Luke Inman is putting a team together to dive this repository of Mexico´s History. Are you interested? Email Luke