Santo, Vanuatu

Picture yourself descending into the clear blue water, watching as the outline of a piece of living history looms out of the depths. Wreck diving is one of the most intriguing underwater activities. Divers are the only people on earth that get the opportunity to explore these historic underwater museums scattered throughout the world. Find ships planes, tanks, cars and even motorbikes, all of which are teeming with marine life and often encrusted with a thick layer of hard and soft corals.

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for divers or lost as a result of an accident in history, they are a fantastic window into the past. As well as this, they give divers the opportunity to increase their diving skills and knowledge.

From shore dives, to wrecks dotted throughout the middle of the ocean, we are able to get you diving on these awe-inspiring pieces of history! Most divers feel an incredible sense of admiration and respect when diving wrecks, often remembering the dive for the rest of their lives. See below for some of the best wreck diving destinations.

Where To Go

Thistlegorm

Red Sea

SS President Coolidge

Vanuatu

USAT Liberty

Tulamben

The Zenobia

Cyprus

Blockship Tabarka

Scapa Flow, Orkney, Scotland

HMS Hermes

HMNZS Waikato

Iro Maru

Micronesia

USS Saratoga CV-3

Bikini Atoll

Yongala

Townsville

Kittiwake

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Um El Faroud

HMCS Yukon

California

USS Oriskany

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

USS Emmons

Fantastic wreck diving towns

Papua New Guinea

George’s wreck, Italy Maru,
Yamato Maru & more

Micronesia

Popular wrecks include the San Francisco Maru, Fujikawa Maru & more

The Solomon Islands

Popular wrecks include USS John Penn, USS Atlanta, Sasako Maru, Azumasan Maru & more

Turkey

HMS Irresistible, HMS Majestic,
Lundy & more

Philippines

Akitsushima, Okikawa Maru,
Olympia Maru & more