Graveyard of the Atlantic
Wreck diving along the coast of the Outer Banks is a popular vacation activity for many that come to these barrier islands.
The Outer Banks is one of the most popular places to come and scuba dive. The Outer Banks offers easy access to the sunken ships of the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
You will find wrecks as close as a few hundred yards from shore at only 20 feet deep. Also you have the opportunity to go off shore and dive to wrecks that are down 100 feet below the surface.
What Will You Find
- Some wrecks still partially intact
- Scattered wreck debris
- Different types of marine life
- Visability of 50 feet or more
- You may even get to see a rare lion fish
Wreck diving off the Outer Banks will give you some great photo opportunities to capture the beauty of this underwater world.
If spearfishing is part of your plans on your dive, some of the areas have a number of game fish.
Types Of Fish You May See
- Sand Tiger Sharks
- Nurse Sharks
- Large Grouper
- Spotted Coronet Fish
- Sting Rays
- Manta Rays
- Lion Fish
For the treasure hunter, there are relics and brass artifacts to be found. As all treasure hunters know, you may be surprised by what you find.
Where there are sunken ships there may be sunken treasures.
To assist you in exploring the ships of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, there are dive shops and a number of charters that specialize in scuba diving.
The charters also know the wrecks and can offer some good advice. Some of the charters even offer a guide service.
Some Dive Shops and Charters to Check Out
- Outer Banks Dive Center, Nags Head, (252) 449-8349
- Sea Scan Dive Center, Nags Head, (252) 480-3467
- Diamond Shoals Dive Center, Frisco, (252) 995-4021
- Dive Hatteras, Hatteras, (703) 517-3724
- Outer Banks Diving and Charters, Hatteras, (252) 986-1056
- Margie II, Hatteras, (201) 361-3018
As you can see, diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic may be one of the highlights of your Outer Banks vacation.
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