Do a Shipwreck Dive in the Outer Banks

“The Graveyard of the Atlantic” – Outer Banks, North Carolina

Depth: 30-35m (99-115ft)
Visibility: 18m (60ft)

The Outer Banks is a string of 322km (200mi) long islands off the coast of North Carolina. This area was heavily used for importing and exporting in the 1800’s. Because of minimal resources during that time, mariners relied on lighthouses, hand drawn maps and verbal descriptions of the coastline for navigation. This information was often not the most accurate and with few harbors, narrow inlets, and unpredictable weather the number of shipwrecks quickly rose.

The area has since coined the name “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”, as there are over 2,000 shipwrecks along that coastline. A diver’s paradise! Here you can dive with the Atlantic Ocean’s most radical sharks. The most common is the sand tiger shark. They’ll get super close, even swim right thru your legs.

It’s not uncommon to see black tip reef sharks, tiger sharks, and even great white sharks. “The Graveyard of the Atlantic” has become one of North America’s most extreme dive locations.

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