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Atlantic Princess wreck

The Atlantic Princess, which ran around Bayahibe in the past was getting ready to be intentionally sunk and turned into an artificial reef for scuba divers. On 15 August 2008 during Tropical Storm Fay big waves took it to the beach beside Dreams La Romana Resort.
The local paper said: “The boat was an attraction for tourists staying at hotels in the east, especially in the La Romana, Dominicus and Bayahibe area during the winter holidays….. It has been decontaminated and prepared for the sinking. The Environment and Tourism Ministries as well as the Navy will take part in this venture. Officials say the boat will be ready in about 15 days, once 100,000 gallons of contaminated water on board the ship have all been removed.”
Well it took a bit longer, another date was set for December and then one day, May 6 2009 exactly, the boat disappeared by itself, unfortunately in a shallow location, and many experts say that a surge from any major storm will probably destroy it. But for now it is a wreck that can be enjoyed even by scuba divers !

The Atlantic Princess, which ran around Bayahibe in the past was getting ready to be intentionally sunk and turned into an artificial reef for scuba divers. On 15 August 2008 during Tropical Storm Fay big waves took it to the beach beside Dreams La Romana Resort.
The local paper said: “The boat was an attraction for tourists staying at hotels in the east, especially in the La Romana, Dominicus and Bayahibe area during the winter holidays….. It has been decontaminated and prepared for the sinking. The Environment and Tourism Ministries as well as the Navy will take part in this venture. Officials say the boat will be ready in about 15 days, once 100,000 gallons of contaminated water on board the ship have all been removed.”
Well it took a bit longer, another date was set for December and then one day, May 6 2009 exactly, the boat disappeared by itself, unfortunately in a shallow location, and many experts say that a surge from any major storm will probably destroy it. But for now it is a wreck that can be enjoyed even by scuba divers !

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