Diving the Crystal Coast
Scuba diving is a popular activity on the coast! The coast of North Carolina is bristling with over 2000 shipwrecks and sunken submarines just waiting to be explored. The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and contains 97 percent of the planet’s water, yet more than 95 percent of the underwater world is unexplored. Here on the Crystal Coast, you have the perfect opportunity to explore a unique underwater world full of well-preserved sunken vessels teeming with sharks, turtles and a rainbow of fish.
dive instruction + guide companies
Olympus Dive Center
Morehead City | (252) 726-9432
Discovery Diving Company
Beaufort | (252) 728-2265
Atlantic Beach | (252) 726-2273
Diver Down Charters
Morehead City | (252) 240-2043
explore a whole new world
The coast of North Carolina is bristling with over 2000 shipwrecks and sunken submarines just waiting to be explored. Whether destroyed in war or sunk to be part of artificial reefs, our coast is a huge part of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, meaning that a significant number of vessels are found under our sparkling waters. One of the most popular diving spots is the German U-352, which was the first U-boat to be sunk by a Coast Guard vessel in WWII. Another frequent dive site is The Spar, which was sunk to be part of an artificial reef in 2004. The Spar is a 180 foot Coast Guard Cutter vessel that is a favorite hangout for sand tiger sharks and thick schools of all sizes of fish. The Indra is a very popular inshore dive location sitting in only 60 feet of water and only 10 miles off Emerald Isle. The 328 foot Indra was sunk for an artificial reef in the summer of 1992. Enjoy video from this popular wreck dive site!