Saturday, August 23, 2014

Diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic – Outer Banks, NC

Perhaps you have been able to catch a show on the National Geographic Channel where they have taken you down to the depths and provided an up close look at incredible underwater ships that have been lost at sea. Each one seems to tell its own story and you can just imagine what it may have looked like when it sailed the waters above.

Diving and snorkeling are two of the most popular water activities here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our crystal clear waters offer great views for a trip to the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This is a region of the ocean just offshore where around 3,000 ships have been laid to rest. Unpredictable, powerful storms and ever-changing underwater sandbars have taken ships down and cost the lives of many crews over the years. Amidst the sadness of lost lives though is an underwater museum unlike no other. This is a true treasure for anyone who loves to snorkel or scuba dive. You may stumble across first colonial ships of the 1500's, and ships from the Civil War and both World Wars. The area also includes the most German U-boats sunk off any state coast in America. It is pretty incredible! After an underwater view, you can learn about these sunken treasures at the Graveyard of Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.

If you are in need of any type of equipment, advice on where to go or instruction, the Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Center can get you all set up. Whether you are up for scuba diving, spearfishing, kayaking, fishing, or even biking around town they have all that you need. They have a large variety of scuba diving classes from the beginner to the instructor.

Spending time on the Outer Banks is also not complete without a stay at The White Doe Inn Bed and Breakfast. Whether you will be here for a one-night getaway, a weekend retreat or longer, our historic Victorian home along the shores of Shallowbag Bay is the perfect place to relax and rest your head. You can take in all that Manteo, NC and the surrounding areas have to offer or you can just read a book and watch the world go by on the porch. Contact us at (800) 473 6091 or (252) 473 9851 today for reservation information.

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