I'm not much of a wreck diver, and my experience is quite limited. Nevertheless, a recent article in the PADI publication The Undersea Journal caught my attention.
The article is about wreck diving, and an insert gives what author Ty Sawyer calls "15 hot wreck diving destinations." I thought I'd share them here with you, in case you are looking for travel inspiration:
- Truk Lagoon, Chuuk
- Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Great Lakes, USA / Canada
- Iron Bottom Sound, Solomon Islands
- Espirito Santo, Vanuatu
- Kwajalein Atoll
- South Florida and Florida Keys, USA
- Palawan / Coron / Cebu region, Philippines
- Bikini Atoll
- Grenada, Lesser Antilles
- Vancouver Island, Canada
- Labuan, Malaysia
- United States Virgin Islands
- North Carolina, USA
I like this list for its variety---it has something for everyone, no matter where you live.
The article highlights a few noteworthy wrecks. These are the SS Yongala in Queensland, Australia, the Fujikawa Maru in Truk Lagoon, Chuuk, the SS President Coolidge in Vanuatu, the Antilla in Aruba, The Zenobia in Cyprus, and the USS Saratoga in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Check out the article for a longer list of "other wrecks not to miss."
Photo by Misserion