Long-Hidden Shipwreck Uncovered in Cabo San Lucas

In September of 2014, Hurricane Odile brought strong surf and wind to Baja California Sur. While the storm caused some damage (see the latest on the rapid storm recovery), one of the unexpected surprises was the unveiling of a long-lost shipwreck near El Arco, the famous arch at Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas. Don Hirchaut, our company president, and Oscar Ortiz of Cabo Expedtions are good friends and avid divers. The two headed out for a day of scuba diving and witnessed the newly uncovered shipwreck early in October 2014 after shifting sands revealed the dramatic wreckage spread about a large area on the ocean floor.  Don says, “we were out diving to see what sort of changes had occurred on the sea floor as a result of the hurricane. We both just happened to stumble on the striking sight of the ill-fated vessel together. It was a complete surprise for both of us to see it uncovered!” The cargo ship Lundenberg sank off the coast of Cabo San Lucas in 1954 with a load of gypsum plaster it was transporting from San Marcos Island in the Sea of Cortez near Santa Rosalia. The shipwreck had been covered for decades, but now Don and Oscar look forward to the possibility of a new artificial reef and a great diving spot. For information on diving tours, visit Cabo Expedtions.

See more photos of the shipwreck:

Shipwreck scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Newly uncovered shipwreck diving site near the arch (“El Arco”) at Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Photo by Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions

Photo by Don Hirschaut

Photo by Don Hirschaut

Photo by Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions

Photo by Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions

Photo by Don Hirschaut

Photo by Don Hirschaut

Photo by Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions

Photo by Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions

Photo by Don Hirschaut

Photo by Don Hirschaut

Photo by Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions

Photo by Oscar Ortiz, Cabo Expeditions

Photo by Don Hirschaut

Photo by Don Hirschaut

More information:
Diving Tours with Cabo Expeditions
More about Scuba Diving in Los Cabos, Mexico

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One Response to Long-Hidden Shipwreck Uncovered in Cabo San Lucas

  1. Joel M says:

    How big is the wreck site? Look amazing. Looking forward to a new beautiful reef!

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