Where the cold waters of the Labrador current meet the clear warm Gulf Stream waters,  lies a place called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic".  For as long as men have sailed the seas, they have found their way to the Barrier Islands of North Carolina.  But their arrival has not always been a pleasant one.  For many of these vessels, the hazardous shifting shoals, German U-boats, and just plain old sailor error have determined their fate.  Weather in the Graveyard is unpredictable and can change in the span of a few minutes.  The shifting sand shoals continuously move about, providing a challenge for even the seasoned mariner.  The tragic irony is that many of these ships who dared to take their chances close to the shores of North Carolina now sit on the bottom of the Atlantic, a testament to Man versus Nature.

North Carolina is considered to be the wreck diving capital of the United States by many, and we have over two thousand sunken vessels within an hour or so ride from our coast,  Our dive season runs from April to November without a dry suit, and visibility on our off shore wrecks is usually in the sixty foot range, but some days it can be one hundred feet or more.  Water temperatures in the summer are usually in the high seventies.  North Carolina offers something for every diver.  We have wrecks that sit upright on the bottom at sixty feet for the novice scuba diver, wrecks that sit in one hundred feet of water for the experienced scuba diver, and wrecks that lie in more than one hundred and fifty feet for the technical diver.



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