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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 VS Nature.
North Carolina is considered the #1 wreck diving site in the world by
many, and our large variety of underwater flora and fauna bathed in
warm blue Gulf Stream waters rivals popular Caribbean diving
resorts. Visibility on many of these wrecks is usually in the 70
foot range, but days of 100+ feet of visibility is not uncommon.
From the Northern tip of the Albemarle Sound to the Southern tip of
Cape Fear, the North Carolina coastline boasts over 2,000
shipwrecks. Some of these are so close you can dive them by just
walking out into the water from the shore, while most require you to
own a boat or take a charter out. Our wrecks vary from 14th
century pirate ships, to World War I and World War II casualties, to
modern ships sank as artificial reefs.
There amongst the Graveyard on most weekends and sometimes during the
week, you'll find the Graveyard Hunters. We stalk the Graveyard,
bringing home Flounder, Sheepshead, Grouper, Lion fish, and whatever
other treasure the Graveyard has to offer.
Current weather in the Graveyard
Thursday, 10 January