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There are few things sadder than an old warship. After years and years of service, protecting a country and her crew, the final destination is almost never a happy one. A few, significant ships get retired and converted into floating museums, like the aircraft carriers USS Midway and USS Intrepid, but the vast majority find their way to the scrap yard, where they're broken up and sold for parts. Increasingly, though, warships are sunk during target practice or scuttled, so that they eventually end up serving as an artificial reef.

That's the case with the Mexican Navy's AMR Uribe, the lead ship in a class of patrol boats that entered service in 1982. Uribe was sunk back in November and will eventually become the first artificial reef in the Pacific Ocean. But before she went down, a film crew fit the tiny boat with a eight GoPro cameras, in order to record her trip to the sea floor at the Rosarito Underwater Park.

The video is amazing, so it's little surprise it was nominated for a GoPro award. Check out the video at the top of the page.

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