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The Graveyard of the Atlantic gets its name from the estimated 2000 shipwrecks scattered along the North Carolina coastline. Voted #1 Wreck Diving in North America by Scuba Diving magazine's 2005 Readers' Poll, many of these historic vessels are accessible to divers.

Some of the most impressive wrecks are the World War II casualties - vessels fallen prey to Hitler's U-boat fleet as they traversed the offshore w aters. Tankers, cargo ships, British fishing trawlers, and even German submarines, form impressive underwater monuments to this tumultuous segment of our maritime heritage. Among others, a World War I gunboat, a late 18th century schooner, and an early 20th century luxury liner exist in North Carolina's unparalleled collection of dive-able history.

Additionally, thanks to the continued efforts of the NC Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program, local fishing organizations, and the Carteret County Artificial Reef Association, North Carolina is home to a plethora of vessels sunk purposefully as artificial reefs. Like their historic counterparts, these sites host a vast array of marine life making for thoroughly enjoyable diving experiences.

Trip includes 4 nights lodging in the Olympus Dive Center bunkhouse and 3 days of diving (2 dives per day).  All dives will be performed using a 30% Nitrox mix.

Sample itinerary:

  • Leave Atlanta after work Monday
  • Tuesday, dive.
  • Wednesday,  dive
  • Thursday,  dive (free to leave after dive or stay the night)
  • Friday drive home.

Requirements:

  • Advanced certification
  • Nitrox (Advanced Nitrox recommended due to depth and dive times)

Options:

  • Nitrox training -- $100
  • Advanced Nitrox training  -- $300 (Must complete course work before trip)