There’s a reason the coastline of North Carolina is called the Graveyard of the Atlantic by any and all scuba divers. It’s home to some of the best wreck diving on the planet. The warm waters, abundant wildlife, and extreme visibility should have you planning your next dive trip.
Without a doubt, this wreck is one of the reasons many people choose to come to NC to dive. This wreck is a historic World War II German U-boat and rests relatively intact. The ship itself is protected and cannot be penetrated as it is considered a burial site, but there is plenty to explore on and around the wreck.
This wreck did not meet a tragic end. The Spar was a US Coast Guard Cutter that was purposefully sunk to assist with the NC artificial reef project. Ever since it touched the bottom of the ocean, this wreck has been teeming with wildlife both large and small. It’s not uncommon to see large schools of fish, barracuda, and sand tiger sharks.
The Indra was a 330-foot landing craft that was sunk only 10 miles from land as another ship in the artificial reef program. She is one of the most visited wrecks since novices and more advanced divers alike can have fun here. The Indra is partially intact and offers lots of chances to explore.