Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Wreck Diving

Numerous vessels have wrecked along the Outer Banks. The web site, http://www.nc-wreckdiving.com/, lists 70 ships that sank in the month of December (between 1818 and 1982), including a half dozen lost at Ocracoke (http://www.nc-wreckdiving.com/calendar/december.html).

Photo courtesy www.nc-wreckdiving.com

As the web site points out, "Bathed by the clear, warm waters of the Gulf Stream, the coast of North Carolina offers some of the best scuba and wreck diving in the United States. Whether interested in sight-seeing, underwater photography, maritime or military history, a technical diver or just beginning, from Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear, the abundant marine life and numerous shipwrecks of North Carolina offer something for scuba divers of all interests and skill levels."

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Capt. Horatio Williams and his schooner, the Paragon. You can read the story here: www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112115.htm.


  1. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Have you ever done any scuba diving in the area? If so how was it. My dad bought me a mask and snorkel and I used it when we camped on your island this summer. it was cool but I didn't go very deep. Really only maybe 2 feet but I liked it.

    1. I have never done any scuba diving. Like you, all I've ever done is a little bit of exploring at Springer's Point with a mask and snorkel.