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UnderwaterAsia
08-06-2009, 00:52
Thought this link might be a good place for a fun discussion on great wrecks to dive.

Wreck Diving Hotspots : UnderwaterAsia.info (http://underwaterasia.info/dive-guide-asia/wrecks.php)

I would love to check out Coron Bay for my money. Anyone been there?

chinacat46
08-06-2009, 07:00
Well you can't mention wreck hotspots without suggesting Truk Lagoon. I'm not a huge wreck fan but that place impressed me.

neugierig
08-06-2009, 07:36
that's one place on my list in the philippines. i've seen generally good reviews. check out the philippine thread on SB for more info

Philippine Paradise Divers - ScubaBoard (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/philippine-paradise-divers/)

DRSharky
08-07-2009, 10:25
There are many beautiful wrecks around the world. When I lived in Vancouver, Canada, we had a nice Nakaya wreck, when I lived on the north coast of Dominican Republic - Zingara wreck (http://palmbreak.com/?p=26) was nice too.
Now I am on the south coast of Dominican Republic and you can dive 2 wrecks as a double tank dive in one morning. St.George wreck (http://divingdominicanrepublic.com/scuba-diving/speciality-dives/st-george-wreck/) as first, cause it's deep and Atlantic Princess (http://divingdominicanrepublic.com/dive-logs/fun-dive-at-the-atlantic-princess/)- just recent wreck, with lots of life already, but unfortunately too shallow.

scubagirlj
08-07-2009, 20:52
lots of posters have mentioned bermuda for wrecks, mostly all shallow so every dive can be a wreck dive-looking into putting into our itinerary this fall

doggie
09-12-2009, 15:34
Rabaul, in PNG is also not to bad, no battleships so far but a lot of supply ships ranging from 20m to 80m, a few planes mostly zero fighters, and a couple of artificial wrecks.
just came back from one depth 22m, visibility 25m plus, watertemp. a chilly 27 d. Celsius with resaonable fishlife, easy reached from shore and a perfect spot for a nice dive after work to cool off and relax.

dawnvip
09-19-2009, 16:56
If you don't mind cold water diving, BC is definitely the place for wrecks! BC's Artificial Reef Society (http://www.artificialreef.bc.ca/index.htm)has sunk many ships which have turned into great dive spots.

From Nanaimo, you can dive the HMCS Saskatchewan and HMCS Cape Breton (which are both 366 ft destroyers) as well as a Boeing 737, and from Campbell River, you can dive the HMCS Columbia.

From Victoria, you can dive the HMCS Mackenzie and the GB Church.

There are also a number of smaller wrecks like schooners and barges strung out along the coast.

Fantastic dives one and all! :smiley20:

navyhmc
09-19-2009, 17:15
If you don't mind cold water diving, BC is definitely the place for wrecks! BC's Artificial Reef Society (http://www.artificialreef.bc.ca/index.htm)has sunk many ships which have turned into great dive spots.

From Nanaimo, you can dive the HMCS Saskatchewan and HMCS Cape Breton (which are both 366 ft destroyers) as well as a Boeing 737, and from Campbell River, you can dive the HMCS Columbia.

From Victoria, you can dive the HMCS Mackenzie and the GB Church.

There are also a number of smaller wrecks like schooners and barges strung out along the coast.

Fantastic dives one and all! :smiley20:

For some reason, I recall hearing that the sunk 737 is pretty much disinegrating, not a lot holding it together.

Still, I'd love to get back up that way. Some killer currents, but the dives far morethan make up for it. Mostly dove the straights of Juan De Fuca when I was there in '85

Lake Michijim
09-20-2009, 07:42
All those would be great places to go. I'd love to do Truk someday. One shouldn't overlook what we have right here though. I'm fortuneate enough to live on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan. We have really nice wrecks every few miles. We have 150 year old wooden schooners that sit on the bottom up right and pretty much intact. Off of Milwaukee the is a 250 steel freighter that lays on its side in about 80 fow.( The Prinz Wilhelm) The Carferry Milwaukee was visited by Chatterton and Kohler for their tv program, Deep Sea detectives.
A dry suit is a plus, but theres no passport required. You could spend years on the great lakes and not see everything!

Jim

scubarobin
10-02-2009, 10:11
And no one has mentioned the wreck diving in NC, Graveyard of the Atlantic:
like the U-352 U-352 (http://www.olympusdiving.com/Diving/Shipwrecks/U352/tabid/123/Default.aspx)
and other Wrecks (http://www.olympusdiving.com/Diving/Shipwrecks/Wrecks/tabid/111/Default.aspx)
just a few of the diveable wrecks, many WWII wrecks there.

also, wreck alley in San Diego, CA:
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robin

Travelnsj
10-13-2009, 22:00
I have to agree with scubarobin....NC wreck diving Rocks....just getting out there in the Atlantic Sucks for seasick prone people....San Diego would be a bit to cold for me. The ultimate wreck diving I have done is in Truk....but I prefer Palau a few wrecks and ultimate diving.

Lulubelle
10-13-2009, 22:21
And no one has mentioned the wreck diving in NC, Graveyard of the Atlantic:
like the U-352 U-352 (http://www.olympusdiving.com/Diving/Shipwrecks/U352/tabid/123/Default.aspx)
and other Wrecks (http://www.olympusdiving.com/Diving/Shipwrecks/Wrecks/tabid/111/Default.aspx)
just a few of the diveable wrecks, many WWII wrecks there.


robin

Sorry, my bad, late to this thread. Sitting in Atlantic beach/Morehead as we speak. But no diving planned :(. I read that the diving out of Morehead/Beaufort inlet is ranked as the #1 dive site in North America. Now as much as I love it, seems Florida would get the #1 nod. It did on some categories.

TSNJ is right though, out diving is not for the weak or seasick prone!

Tekdivr
10-13-2009, 22:31
Absolutely love the NC wrecks, especially when being on a budget! Truk is on my bucket list.

clavicl3
10-13-2009, 23:01
There's the Yukon in San Diego

Ding
01-08-2010, 17:48
There is also Scapa Flow in Scotland where the German fleet was scuttled. Battleships and cruisers in 30-40 meters. They were all were scuttled in a sheltered area where you can dive any time of the year.

oddbod
01-08-2010, 18:55
Ok I'm an Aussie :smiley20: and we hate the Kiwis :sheep: BUT:
The Mikhail Lermontov has to be up there
Wreck Diving in the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand. Mikhail Lermontov, Lastingham, Koi and Rangitoto : Go Dive Marlborough (http://www.godive.co.nz/mikhail_lermontov.html)