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Diving in North Carolina - The graveyard of the Atlantic!

North Caroilna has been voted North America’s #1 wreck diving destination by Scuba Diver magazine and is home to over 2000 shipwrecks. A SE state in the United States, North Carolina has a diverse landscape with beautiful beaches and mountains such as the Appalachian. Its subtropical climate is influenced by the Atlantic and it is a state rich in maritime history, wildlife eco tours and of course great wreck diving and technical dives.

Tec diving including deco diving,trimix diving and rebreather diving is hugely popular here with divers crossing the world to dive some of the famous deep wrecks found here. The coast of North Carolina is made up of barrier islands which are rich with fish, shrimp and shellfish. It is also home to the extravagant GoliathGrouper and the scary looking sand tiger shark, also called ragged tooth shark or Grey nurse shark.

Known as the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’, found off Cape Hatteras, these waters boast wrecks mostly from World War II as well as the Civil War and include fishing trawlers, German submarines and passenger freighters. Some of these monuments of maritime heritage include:

  • The Aeolus: a 120m long tanker that was sunk as an artificial reef. After several hurricanes it is now split into three separate parts and is a prime spot for sand tiger sharks sightings!
  • Proteous: a luxury passenger liner lying at 40m. It is still relatively intact including its brass wheel. Visibility is good here and the water warm due to the Gulf Stream and many items are still being recovered from this wreck!
  • USS Indra: a very popular inshore wreck, 100m long with very little current. With only 12m depth on the deck it is perfect for training dives as well as for penetration and exploration.
  • U-352: a German World War II submarine featured on the History Channel and one of the best known dive sites in the region. It is located 35m down and is for intermediate level divers.

Diving in North Carolina - The graveyard of the Atlantic!

North Caroilna has been voted North America’s #1 wreck diving destination by Scuba Diver magazine and is home to over 2000 shipwrecks. A SE state in the United States, North Carolina has a diverse landscape with beautiful beaches and mountains such as the Appalachian. Its subtropical climate is influenced by the Atlantic and it is a state rich in maritime history, wildlife eco tours and of course great wreck diving and technical dives.

Tec diving including deco diving,trimix diving and rebreather diving is hugely popular here with divers crossing the world to dive some of the famous deep wrecks found here. The coast of North Carolina is made up of barrier islands which are rich with fish, shrimp and shellfish. It is also home to the extravagant GoliathGrouper and the scary looking sand tiger shark, also called ragged tooth shark or Grey nurse shark.

Known as the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’, found off Cape Hatteras, these waters boast wrecks mostly from World War II as well as the Civil War and include fishing trawlers, German submarines and passenger freighters. Some of these monuments of maritime heritage include:

  • The Aeolus: a 120m long tanker that was sunk as an artificial reef. After several hurricanes it is now split into three separate parts and is a prime spot for sand tiger sharks sightings!
  • Proteous: a luxury passenger liner lying at 40m. It is still relatively intact including its brass wheel. Visibility is good here and the water warm due to the Gulf Stream and many items are still being recovered from this wreck!
  • USS Indra: a very popular inshore wreck, 100m long with very little current. With only 12m depth on the deck it is perfect for training dives as well as for penetration and exploration.
  • U-352: a German World War II submarine featured on the History Channel and one of the best known dive sites in the region. It is located 35m down and is for intermediate level divers.
Diving in North Carolina - The graveyard of the Atlantic!

North Caroilna has been voted North America’s ...

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