Not all retired navy vessels become floating museums. Many find themselves disassembled for scrap, or rotting away in the corner of a base somewhere. Some, like the Mexican Navy’s AMR Uribe, are lucky enough to continue service even after their initial usefulness is no more—by being sunk to form an artificial reef.
Uribe’s journey to the bottom of the Rosarito Underwater Park, and into history as the first artificial reef in the Pacific, was captured by a series of GoPro cameras fastened throughout. Watch above to see what it’s like to be the captain going down with his ship.