Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in North Carolina

Ready to check out the best sites in North Carolina for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 55 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in North Carolina to suit your needs.
North Carolina dive site map
Nags Head

#1 - Nags Head

North Carolina, USA East

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I have a friend who has a beach house in NC in the Nags Head area. We did shore diving there. Since none of the 'shore sites' are marked, it's a situation of where you have to know where on the beach to start, where to park, find the condo or beach house you use to reference the dive, then go X amount distance offshore and dive down and look. For example: The Tri-Wrecks. There are 3 wrecks (trawlers) in one place in 30-45 feet of water that are 100 yards offshore of a beach house. Two of the boats collided years ago and both sunk. Another hit the wreck years later and sunk. So all three together. Lots of fish and even sharks can be found on the wreck. It's a great dive, close to shore and a boat is not needed. The surf can be kinda rough and so can surface conditions, but it's as free as the cost of an air fill. If you go up there, most of the dive shops can probably draw you a map of how to find it. Not a recommended dive for a first time diver due to rough surface conditions swimming out to the wreck or for somebody who doesn't swim well. The surface swim is rough, but conserves air. In heavy surf, you'll have to dive and swim under the waves or get beat to heck and then re-surface past them and surface swim. There are also several other dives from the shore. One south of nags head that even sticks up out of the water, so it's easy to find, near Orgeon inlet. A little web research found the OBX dive shop we use. They have a list of wrecks on their website obxdive they also give shore dives. They talk about the tri-wreck calling it the 'triangle wreck'. You'll need to get a little more info that what they have to find the tri-wrecks underwater as they aren't right on the 2nd street access, but just probably about 40-80 yards south of it on the beach. The last date we went we were lucky as a group of spear fishing skin divers took a raft out and had it tied to the wreck, so was really easy to find. :)
James M. Robertson Quarry (Blanch Prison)

#2 - James M. Robertson Quarry (Blanch Prison)

North Carolina, USA East

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JMR Quarry is a quarry at the former Blanche Prison site and offers excellent winter diving, Visibility over 35 feet and that is at depth. Water temp in the winter is 45. Piedmont Diving and Rescue Association offers 3 inshore dive sites to its members. To join costs approximately $55.00 and plus the dues to an associated club of the organization, that can range from $5.00 and up. You get 365 day a year access to 3 rock quarries that can offer a very good diving experience.
Radio Island Jetty, Morehead

#3 - Radio Island Jetty, Morehead

North Carolina, USA East

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Located on an island between Morehead City and Beaufort, parking is available at a county water access park. A hike up the beach you enter next to a fence that terminates in the water. Catch this site just before slack tide in order to ride along the rock lined channel. Lots of fish life, soft and hard corals, crabs and urchins. Maximum depth approximately 40 fsw. Top of the rocks averages around 15 fsw.
Lake Norman Quarry

#4 - Lake Norman Quarry

Mooresville, North Carolina

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Maximum depth 92' where a Cabin Cruiser sits. Also, a school bus several vehicles, sail boat, bass boat, sea doo, air plane cockpit and various other objects. Visibility is around 15-30 feet and the water temperature at depth is around 46 all year. Restricted Access. Private Club membership with Piedmont diving rescue association.
Wilmington

#5 - Wilmington

North Carolina, USA East

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Wilmington is a 4.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in North Carolina, USA East which is accessible from shore based on 2 ratings.
Fantasy Lake

#6 - Fantasy Lake

Rolesville, NC, United States

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A quarry in Central NC, 15 feet of visibility in early spring and late fall. During the summer, visibilty decreases to about 10 feet or so.
USS Huron

#7 - USS Huron

North Carolina, USA East

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The USS Huron Historic Shipwreck Preserve is administered cooperatively by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Town of Nags Head and the United States Navy. Nags Head between mileposts 11 and 12. The Huron is 250 yards off Bladen Street beach, and the tugboat Expolorer is to the left of the Nags Head Fishing pier. See http://www.arch.dcr.state.nc.us/HURONBRO.HTM
Rail Road Bridge, Morehead

#8 - Rail Road Bridge, Morehead

North Carolina, USA East

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Located along Hwy. 70 on Radio Island this dive is done at high slack tide. Aquatic life and visibility isn't as great as the jetty, but is a worth while dive. Most don't swim far enough to exceed about 15 fsw of depth.
Civil War Iron Steamer, Morehead

#9 - Civil War Iron Steamer, Morehead

North Carolina, USA East

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Near the old Iron Steamer fishing pier, the wreck lays several yards off the beach. I have personally had the pleasure of this dive yet but I understand depth is around 15'.
AR-364 - Buoy

#10 - AR-364 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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Tires: 76,873 Throughout Site 32 concrete pieces: 480 tons 100-300' S of buoy Pre-fabricated fiberglass units: 24 Domes; 18 Cubes 6.2 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-364 - Buoy is also known as Billy Murrell Reef AR-364 - Buoy.
AR-378 - 3 98' barges

#11 - AR-378 - 3 98' barges

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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98' barges: 3 34° 00.650' / 077° 50.678' 34° 00.648' / 077° 50.629' 34° 00.621' / 077° 50.683' 2.6 nm from the Carolina Beach Inlet sea buoy AR-378 - 3 98' barges is also known as Phillip Wolfe Reef AR-378 - 3 98' barges.
AR-420 - Bridge span: 230'

#12 - AR-420 - Bridge span: 230'

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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3.1 nm from the Cape Fear River sea buoy AR-420 - Bridge span: 230' is also known as Tom McGlammery Reef AR-420 - Bridge span: 230'.
AR-425 - Floating Drydock

#13 - AR-425 - Floating Drydock

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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Maritime casualty in the late 1950's 5.0 nm from the Cape Fear River sea buoy AR-425 - Floating Drydock is also known as Yaupon Beach Reef AR-425 - Floating Drydock.
AR-420 - 104' YSD barge

#14 - AR-420 - 104' YSD barge

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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3.1 nm from the Cape Fear River sea buoy AR-420 - 104' YSD barge is also known as Tom McGlammery Reef AR-420 - 104' YSD barge.
AR-420 - 180' barge "HT-85"

#15 - AR-420 - 180' barge "HT-85"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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3.1 nm from the Cape Fear River sea buoy AR-420 - 180' barge "HT-85" is also known as Tom McGlammery Reef AR-420 - 180' barge "HT-85".
AR-455 - "PAWTUCKET"

#16 - AR-455 - "PAWTUCKET"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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10.6 nm from the Cape Fear River sea buoy AR-455 - "PAWTUCKET" is also known as Dale Ward Reef AR-455 - 102' US Navy tug "PAWTUCKET".
AR-378 - 195' barge

#17 - AR-378 - 195' barge

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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2.6 nm from the Carolina Beach Inlet sea buoy AR-378 - 195' barge is also known as Phillip Wolfe Reef AR-378 - 195' barge.
AR-420 - Buoy

#18 - AR-420 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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Reef Balls®: 50 33° 51.013' / 078° 06.592' 33° 51.000' / 078° 06.617' Assorted concrete pipe: 280 pieces 33° 50.952' / 078° 06.802' Concrete pipe: 62 pieces 36" by 8' 33° 50.966' / 078° 06.810' Concrete pipe: 61 pieces 36" by 8' 33° 50.952' / 078° 06.802' Reef Balls®: 100 in four groups of 25 each 33° 51.150' / 078° 06.600' 33° 51.167' / 078° 06.567' 33° 51.150' / 078° 06.550' 33° 51.133' / 078° 06.583' Concrete pipe: Deployment A 33° 51.017' / 078° 06.617' 33° 51.000' / 078° 06.633' 33° 51.017' / 078° 06.600' 33° 50.983' / 078° 06.617' Concrete pipe: Deployment B 33° 50.967' / 078° 06.817' 33° 50.967' / 078° 06.800' 33° 50.950' / 078° 06.817' Concrete pipe, pilings & scrap: 146 pieces 33° 51.008' / 078° 06.741' to 33° 51.029' / 078° 06.759' Miscellaneous concrete items: 87 pieces 33° 51.084' / 078° 06.549' Miscellaneous concrete items: 88 pieces 33° 51.064' / 078° 06.564' Miscellaneous concrete items: 90 pieces 33° 51.065' / 078° 06.570' Concrete mixing drums: 3 Concrete pipe: 135 pieces 33° 51.032' / 078° 06.829' Miscellaneous concrete items: 89 pieces 33° 51.074' / 078° 06.559' 24" concrete pipe: 170 pieces 33° 51.034' / 078° 06.838' 24" concrete pipe: 159 pieces 33° 51.031' / 078° 06.834' Assorted pipe and concrete items: 154 tons 33° 51.168' / 078° 06.788' Concrete manhole bases: 155 tons 33° 51.170' / 078° 06.798' 3.1 nm from the Cape Fear River sea buoy AR-420 - Buoy is also known as Tom McGlammery Reef AR-420 - Buoy.
AR-370 - 110' tug "FIREFIGHTER"

#19 - AR-370 - 110' tug "FIREFIGHTER"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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3.5 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-370 - 110' tug "FIREFIGHTER" is also known as Meares Harriss Reef AR-370 - 110' tug "FIREFIGHTER".
AR-460 - 330' barge

#20 - AR-460 - 330' barge

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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3.0 nm from the Shallotte Inlet sea buoy AR-460 - 330' barge is also known as Fishermans Reef AR-460 - 330' barge.
AR-460 - Buoy

#21 - AR-460 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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Railroad boxcars: 10 33° 50.100' / 078° 21.000' 33° 50.084' / 078° 22.132' 33° 49.993' / 078° 22.071' 33° 49.960' / 078° 22.146' 33° 49.959' / 078° 22.087' 33° 49.892' / 078° 22.059' 33° 49.897' / 078° 22.117' Reef Balls®: 100 in two groups of 50 33° 50.267' / 078° 22.050' 33° 50.267' / 078° 22.000' Reef Balls®: 100 In four groups of 25 33° 50.241' / 078° 22.000' 33° 50.241' / 078° 22.048' 33° 50.200' / 078° 21.967' 33° 50.150' / 078° 21.983' Concrete pipe 33° 50.183' / 078° 22.083' 33° 50.167' / 078° 22.083' Concrete pipe: 126 pieces, 24" by 8' 33° 50.183' / 078° 22.100' Concrete pipe: 105 pieces, 30" by 8' 33° 50.179' / 078° 22.106' Assorted manhole sections: approximately 360 tons 33° 50.238' / 078° 21. 904' 33° 50.236' / 078° 21. 900' 33° 50.234' / 078° 21. 904' Concrete pipe: 64 pieces 330 50.213' / 0780 22.143' Concrete pipe: 40 pieces 33° 50.210' / 078° 22.138' 33° 50.227' / 078° 22.165' 3.0 nm from the Shallotte Inlet sea buoy AR-460 - Buoy is also known as Fishermans Reef AR-460 - Buoy.
AR-425 - Buoy

#22 - AR-425 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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Concrete rubble: 600 tons 33° 53.050' / 078° 06.588' Concrete bridge railing: 100 pieces 33° 53.067' / 078° 06.517' 33° 53.050' / 078° 06.483' 33° 53.067' / 078° 06.483' Concrete pipe and manhole sections: 240 pieces 33° 53.004' / 078° 06.563' Concrete pipe 33° 52.998' / 078° 06.523' 33° 53.062' / 078° 06.516' 33° 53.100' / 078° 06.567' 33° 53.033' / 078° 06.567' Concrete "Waffle-Crete"® units: 8 33° 53.067' / 078° 06.617' to 33° 53.033' / 078° 06.617' Reef Balls®: 50 33° 53.033' / 078° 06.083' Reef Balls®: 50 33° 52.983' / 078° 06.567' Reef Balls®: 50 33° 53.100' / 078° 06.500' Reef Balls® 33° 53.112' / 078° 06.617' 33° 52.920' / 078° 06.567' Reef Balls®: 100 in four groups of 25 each 33° 53.172' / 078° 06.576' N section 33° 53.150' / 078° 06.555' E section 33° 53.130' / 078° 06.585' S section 33° 53.149' / 078° 06.607' W section Concrete pipe: 147 pieces 33° 53.015' / 078° 06.621' to 33° 53.004' / 078° 06.610' Manhole sections: 150 tons 33° 53.186' / 078° 06.413' Manhole sections: 150 tons 33° 53.129' / 078° 06.413' Manhole sections: 150 tons 33° 52.995' / 078° 06.700' 33° 52.962' / 078° 06.646' 33° 52.954' / 078° 06.683' Ultra Reef Balls® : 50 units in dense grouping 33° 52.899' / 078° 06.700' Concrete pipe: 132 tons Manhole sections: 24 tons 33° 52.921' / 078° 06.694' 33° 52.909' / 078° 06.679' 33° 52.919' / 078° 06.690' 33° 52.916' / 078° 06.679' Reef Balls®: 100 in 2 groups of 50 33° 53.100' / 078° 06.500' 33° 53.033' / 078° 06.083' Concrete pipe and dock panels: approximately 325 pieces 33° 53.026' / 078° 06.664' 33° 53.104' / 078° 06.753' 33° 53.064' / 078° 06.706' Concrete dock panels and headers 330 53.054' / 0780 06.732' Concrete dock panels and headers 330 53.078' / 0780 06.716' Scrap dock panels: approximately 120 tons 330 53.078' / 0780 06.723' 5.0 nm from the Cape Fear River sea buoy AR-425 - Buoy is also known as Yaupon Beach Reef AR-425 - Buoy.
AR-440 - "COOPEDGE"

#23 - AR-440 - "COOPEDGE"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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It is a 65' tug boat which sunk in May-93. 4.5 nm from the Lockwood's Folly Inlet sea buoy AR-440 - "COOPEDGE" is also known as Brunswick County Fishing Club Reef AR-440 - "COOPEDGE".
AR-440 -  "A.T. PINER"

#24 - AR-440 - "A.T. PINER"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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It is a 65' tug boat which sunk in May-93. 4.5 nm from the Lockwood's Folly Inlet sea buoy AR-440 - "A.T. PINER" is also known as Brunswick County Fishing Club Reef AR-440 - "A.T. PINER".
AR-372 - 2 220' barge

#25 - AR-372 - 2 220' barge

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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220' barge (Northern) 34° 06.250' / 077° 44.800' 220' barge (Southern) 34° 06.233' / 077° 44.800' Reef Balls®: 128 in five groups of 25-28 34° 06.286' / 077° 44.895' 34° 06.310' / 077° 44.890' 34° 06.259' / 077° 44.874' 34° 06.279' / 077° 44.910' 34° 06.294' / 077° 44.848' 5.0 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy
AR-372 - 10 Railroad boxcars

#26 - AR-372 - 10 Railroad boxcars

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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5.0 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy
AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #2

#27 - AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #2

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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3.5 nm from Beaufort Inlet at the Fort Macon jetty AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #2 is also known as Atlantic Beach Reef AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #2.
AR-220 - Buoy

#28 - AR-220 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Hatteras

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Railroad boxcars: 9 35° 08.150' / 075° 40.803' 35° 08.102' / 075° 40.696' 35° 08.093' / 075° 40.755' 35° 08.105' / 075° 40.752' Concrete items: 5 (75 tons) 35° 08.111' / 075° 40.822' Miscellaneous concrete items 35° 08.067' / 075° 40.633' Reef Balls®: 200 (large area) 35° 08.110' / 075° 40.574' 35° 08.099' / 075° 40.550' 35° 08.066' / 075° 40.540' 35° 08.055' / 075° 40.613' 35° 08.055' / 075° 40.540' 4.9 nm from the Hatteras Inlet sea buoy
AR-370 - 120' tug "SOCONY 8"

#29 - AR-370 - 120' tug "SOCONY 8"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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3.5 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-370 - 120' tug "SOCONY 8" is also known as Meares Harriss Reef AR-370 - 120' tug "SOCONY 8".
AR-370 - "STONE BROTHERS"

#30 - AR-370 - "STONE BROTHERS"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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3.5 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-370 - "STONE BROTHERS" is also known as Meares Harriss Reef AR-370 - 105' tug "STONE BROTHERS".
AR-364 - 52' tug "CAPTAIN TOM"

#31 - AR-364 - 52' tug "CAPTAIN TOM"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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6.2 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-364 - 52' tug "CAPTAIN TOM" is also known as Billy Murrell Reef AR-364 - 52' tug "CAPTAIN TOM".
AR-370 - 135' barge

#32 - AR-370 - 135' barge

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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3.5 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-370 - 135' barge is also known as Meares Harriss Reef AR-370 - 135' barge.
AR-364 - 297' barge "HT-290"

#33 - AR-364 - 297' barge "HT-290"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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297' barge "HT-290" Bow 34° 14.767' / 077° 42.900' Stern 34° 14.817' / 077° 42.867' 6.2 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-364 - 297' barge "HT-290" is also known as Billy Murrell Reef AR-364 - 297' barge "HT-290".
AR-370 - "ALEXANDER RAMSEY"

#34 - AR-370 - "ALEXANDER RAMSEY"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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3.5 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-370 - "ALEXANDER RAMSEY" is also known as Meares Harriss Reef AR-370 - 440' Liberty Ship "ALEXANDER RAMSEY".
AR-364 - 55' Landing Craft

#35 - AR-364 - 55' Landing Craft

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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6.2 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-364 - 55' Landing Craft is also known as Billy Murrell Reef AR-364 - 55' Landing Craft.
AR-364 - "SOUTHERN CRAFT 8"

#36 - AR-364 - "SOUTHERN CRAFT 8"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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6.2 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-364 - "SOUTHERN CRAFT 8" is also known as Billy Murrell Reef AR-364 - 65' tug "SOUTHERN CRAFT 8".
AR-140 - 130' barge #2

#37 - AR-140 - 130' barge #2

USA, North Carolina, Cape Hatteras

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8.9 nm from the Oregon Inlet sea buoy
AR-315 - 60' lash barge 2

#38 - AR-315 - 60' lash barge 2

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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3.5 nm from Beaufort Inlet at the Fort Macon jetty AR-315 - 60' lash barge 2 is also known as Atlantic Beach Reef AR-315 - 60' lash barge 2.
AR-275 - "MISS CLARA"

#39 - AR-275 - "MISS CLARA"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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2.0 nm from the north end of Drum Inlet Warning: Drum Inlet is not a maintained inlet. Please exercise caution when using this inlet AR-275 - "MISS CLARA" is also known as Billy Smith Reef AR-275 - 65' crew boat "MISS CLARA".
Fantasy Lake Scuba Park

#40 - Fantasy Lake Scuba Park

USA, North Carolina

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Private quary with fee access ($15 per day). The park is located 10 miles outside of Raleigh , North Carolina - From Raleigh take 401 North ( Louisburg Road ) to Rolesville. Turn right on E. Young Street (turns into Rolesville Road ) Take E. Young Street past Century Farm Road to Quarry Road (Approx 1 mile.) Turn left on Quarry Road . Fantasy Lake Scuba Park is located 1.2 miles on your left.
AR-342 -  Buoy

#41 - AR-342 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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Tires: 19,488 34° 36.467' / 077° 02.167' Concrete pipe: 160 pieces 34° 36.583' / 077° 02.183' Concrete pipe: 61 pieces 34° 36.444' / 077° 02.177' 40 cubic yard metal containers: 10 units 34° 36.475' / 077° 02.179' and 34° 36.495 / 077° 02.185' Train boxcars: 10 34° 36.467' / 077° 02.167' 34° 36.425' / 077° 02.258' Concrete pipe: 246 pieces 34° 36.583' / 077° 02.240' to 34° 36.600' / 077° 02.183' and 34° 36.617' / 077° 02.233' to 34° 36.589' / 077° 02.238' and 34° 36.467' / 077° 02.167' Concrete pipe: 174 pieces Onslow Bay Sport Fishing Club 34° 36.677' / 077° 02.326' to 34° 36.655' / 077° 02.342' Concrete manhole sections: 78 pieces 34° 36.669' / 077° 02.055' Concrete cones, risers and bases: approximately 75 pieces 10-Apr-07 340 36.669' / 0770 02.247' 34° 36.666' / 077° 02.244' 34° 36.675' / 077° 02.209' Assorted concrete items: approximately 55 340 36.664' / 0770 02.150' 34° 36.667' / 077° 02.100' Concrete pipe: 158 tons 340 36.664' / 0770 02.281' Concrete pipe: 118 pcs. 340 36.652' / 0770 02.235' Concrete pipe: 125 pcs. 340 36.658' / 0770 02.191' Concrete pipe: 125 pcs. 340 36.670' / 0770 02.155' Concrete pipe: 128 pcs. 340 36.642' / 0770 02.114' 3.0 nm from Bogue Inlet sea buoy AR-342 - Buoy is also known as Onslow Bay Sport Fishing Club Reef AR-342 - Buoy.
Radio Island Rock Jetty

#42 - Radio Island Rock Jetty

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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Great diving location if you're boat dives are over or blown out. Viz is normally in the 5-15 foot range and occasionally flares up to 20-30 feet. All sorts of life are present. Hard corals, Some soft corals, sea grasses and anemones are regulars. Octopus and stone crab are regulars as well. All manner of smaller bait fish live here as well as some juvenile tropicals. Contact Discovery Diving or Olympus Dive Center for further details. Radio Island Rock Jetty is also known as Radio Island.
AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #1

#43 - AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #1

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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3.5 nm from Beaufort Inlet at the Fort Macon jetty AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #1 is also known as Atlantic Beach Reef AR-315 - Aircraft: F-4 #1.
Blue Stone Dive Resort

#44 - Blue Stone Dive Resort

USA, North Carolina

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A tram takes you, your dive buddy and all your gear to the waters edge. You will find tables with unbrellas, and a changing house with shower. The shop is a full service, air,nitrox, and rental gear. Beneath the surface you'll find several smaller boats, a PT boat, helicopter, and two white thrones sitting side by side. I have been there twice and plan to return.The staff is friendly and this is a overall good place to get wet. Blue Stone Dive Resort is also known as Blue Dolphin Resort.
AR-378 - Buoy

#45 - AR-378 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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Tires: 111,000 34° 00.783' / 077° 50.664' Reef Balls®: 10 34° 01.950' / 077° 52.083' Concrete pipe: 134 pieces 34° 01.850' / 077° 52.267' to 34° 01.817' / 077° 52.300' Reef Balls®: 100 in four groups of 25 each 34° 01.783' / 077° 52.233' 34° 01.783' / 077° 52.233' 34° 01.783' / 077° 52.233' 34° 01.783' / 077° 52.233' Concrete pipe: 85 pieces 34° 01.835' / 077° 50.192' Assorted concrete pipe, pilings and headers: 114 pieces 34° 01.850' / 077° 50.190' Miscellaneous concrete items: Approximately 115 tons 340 01.901' / 0770 52.268' Concrete pipe: 138 pieces 340 01.885' / 0770 52.265' 2.6 nm from the Carolina Beach Inlet sea buoy AR-378 - Buoy is also known as Phillip Wolfe Reef AR-378 - Buoy.
AR-275 - Buoy

#46 - AR-275 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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Concrete pipe: 740 pieces 48" by 8' 34° 50.067' / 076° 17.017' to 34° 50.033' / 076° 17.017' and 34° 50.100' / 075° 16.983' Reef Balls®: 100 in one tight group 34° 50.083' / 076° 17.033' to 34° 50.133' / 076° 17.066' 5 birdhouse stands, 1/2 "H" unit, 5 inshore sinkers, 10 "H" unit molds 34° 50.100' / 076° 16.800' APAC concrete mixing drum 34° 50.085' / 076° 16.801' Concrete pipe: 179 tons 34° 50.127' / 076° 16.729' to 34°50.148' / 076° 16.739' 2.0 nm from the north end of Drum Inlet Warning: Drum Inlet is not a maintained inlet. Please exercise caution when using this inlet. AR-275 - Buoy is also known as Billy Smith Reef AR-275 - Buoy.
AR-360 - Buoy

#47 - AR-360 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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Tires: 48,700 Scattered throughout reef site; mostly buried Concrete pipe: 850 pieces, 48" by 8' 34° 21.017' / 077° 36.183' 34° 21.033' / 077° 36.200' Concrete pipe: 140 tons 34° 20.781' / 077° 36.148' Concrete pipe: 140 Tons 34° 20.776' / 077° 36.156' 34° 20.774' / 077° 36.155' 34° 20.779' / 077° 36.145' 23 reef balls, 1 "H" unit 34° 20.880' / 077° 36.220' 2.5 nm from the New Topsail Inlet sea buoy AR-360 - Buoy is also known as Topsail Reef AR-360 - Buoy.
AR-440 - Buoy

#48 - AR-440 - Buoy

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, South

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Railroad boxcars: 7 33° 49.660' / 078° 13.050' 33° 49.710' / 078° 13.030' 33° 49.720' / 078° 13.040' Boiler pieces: 4 33° 49.777' / 078° 13.053' 33° 49.691' / 078° 13.061' 33° 49.715' / 078° 13.060' 33° 49.727' / 078° 13.082' Concrete pipe: 150 pieces 33° 49.817' / 078° 13.100' 33° 49.833' / 078° 13.083' Concrete items: 4 pieces, 60 tons 33° 49.825' / 078° 13.068' Reef Balls®: 100 in 2 groups 33° 49.775' / 078° 13.051' 33° 49.745' / 078° 13.075' 33° 49.780' / 078° 13.050' 33° 49.797' / 078° 13.028' Concrete pipe: 204 pieces, 30" by 8' 33° 49.753' / 078° 13.091' Concrete pipe: 210 pieces, 30" by 8' 33° 49.733' / 078° 13.095' Concrete pipe: 151 pieces 24" by 8' 33° 49.884' / 078° 13.058' 33° 49.889' / 078° 13.070' Concrete pipe, various sizes: approximately 130 pieces 33° 49.807' / 078° 12.922' Concrete pipe, various sizes: 219 pieces 33° 49.803' / 078° 12.956' 33° 49.807' / 078° 12.923' 33° 49.800' / 0780 12.919' Assorted concrete items 33° 49.735' / 0780 12.986' 4.5 nm from the Lockwood's Folly Inlet sea buoy AR-440 - Buoy is also known as Brunswick County Fishing Club Reef AR-440 - Buoy.
AR-315 - THEODORE PARKER

#49 - AR-315 - THEODORE PARKER

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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Sunken in 1974 as part of the North Carolina Artificial Reef project. This is a 440' liberty ship. Olympus runs out to the Parker. It's about a 30 minute ride. AR-315 - THEODORE PARKER is also known as 440' Liberty Ship "THEODORE PARKER".
Lake James Islet

#50 - Lake James Islet

USA, North Carolina

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A very little island in Lake James. Arround that Island you can find a couple fish. Very good for a training dive.
Lake James Rock Formation

#51 - Lake James Rock Formation

USA, North Carolina

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A great spot to make a deep dive.
Lake Hickory

#52 - Lake Hickory

USA, North Carolina

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Good for a training dive.
Fenwick Island Wreck

#53 - Fenwick Island Wreck

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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Fenwick Island Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
AR-275 - "GULF COAST"

#54 - AR-275 - "GULF COAST"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Lookout

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2.0 nm from the north end of Drum Inlet Warning: Drum Inlet is not a maintained inlet. Please exercise caution when using this inlet. AR-275 - "GULF COAST" is also known as Billy Smith Reef AR-275 - 130' menhaden vessel "GULF COAST".
AR-364 - 65' tug "CAPTAIN JERRY"

#55 - AR-364 - 65' tug "CAPTAIN JERRY"

USA, North Carolina, Cape Fear, North

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6.2 nm from the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy AR-364 - 65' tug "CAPTAIN JERRY" is also known as Billy Murrell Reef AR-364 - 65' tug "CAPTAIN JERRY".