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#1 roohopper

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Posted 28 October 2002 - 10:57 AM

FOR ALL WETPIXEL, DIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND BUBBLE WATCHERS ALIKE.
Could this be a start of alist of favorite dive sites not only for wreck heads but ..... :ph34r:

Just a small list of a few of the places that I would recommend a trip to

1) Truk Lagoon, must be the best wreck diving Look up Kalep @ blue lagoon dive shop

2) Scapa Flow- cold, deep and really unique great piece of history

3) Sangat Island, Philippines, Gilligans island and A few good WW2 shipwrecks

comments plz, brian

#2 scottyb

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Posted 28 October 2002 - 04:53 PM

Atlantic Beach, NC. We had some great wreck diving there including a German U-boat. It can be very weather dependant. The first day was cancelled due to 4-6 foot seas and the next two days, the Atlantic was like ski water. The boat rides can be 1-2 hours depending on your choice of wrecks. Visibility can be from 20 -100+ and can change within the same dive. Overall the wrecks are great with good varieties of fish. Tech diving is possible with addequate certifications. Best time to go is July-Sept due to the Gulfstream coming closer to shore.

#3 Nemo

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Posted 28 October 2002 - 06:17 PM

Im with RooHopper Scapa Flow is world class (been there 3 times going back next Sept. ) Not many places in the world with this much heavy military iron in the water. It might be cold but the reduced marine growth (compared to warm water) helps to keep the wrecks looking like ships rather than reefs. See my posts in the gallery.

For something closer and more red white and blue the Great Lakes are great. Good vis, moderate to deep (very deep) and the wrecks are in remarkable condition. Try this on for size 120' deep, two masted wooden sailing ship with the rig still standing, everything still looks like she could be sailed again, and there are more than 1 of these.
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Posted 18 November 2002 - 11:02 AM

Hi Guys,

There are numerous specific wreck diving centres but the best in my opinion are these (that have not been mentioned already):

COLD WATER
The St. Lawrence Seaway in Eastern Canada.
Halifax, Nova Scotia (Titanic Exhibition here too).

WARM WATER

Red Sea has hundreds of wrecks in or around the Gulf of Suez, the more famous grouped around Abu Nuhas and of course the 'Thistlegorm' in Sha'ab Ali.

Further south and east are the outstanding wrecks off the Saudi coast, especially the ones dotted around the infamous Farasan Islands. These include the Iona Steamship. The sharks here are bountiful and big mothers!

The Gulf of Oman
One of the biggest wrecks in the world: The massive supertanker 'Energy' lies just off the coast north of Dubai. Plenty of smaller versions around too.
There are two dive centres in Dubai and can be located on the net. Both good and both offer two centre vacations with reef diving on the east coast.

LABUAN WRECKS
Run by Borneo Divers, Managed by director Randy Davies (American).
Read the article I posted in places to dive.

Bob (cybergoldfish) Whorton