Index of recreational dive sites

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A[edit]

  • HMS A1 – The Royal Navy's first British-designed submarine
  • HMS A3 – A-class submarine of the Royal Navy
  • USS Aaron Ward – Gleaves-class destroyer of the United States Navy
  • Abessinia – German ship wrecked at the Farne Islands in 1921. Now a dive site
  • USS Accokeek – Auxiliary ocean tug of the United States Navy,
  • HMAS Adelaide – Frigate of the Royal Australian Navy, lead ship of the class
  • SS Admiral Sampson – American-flagged cargo and passenger steamship
  • MV Adolphus Busch – Ship sunk off of Looe Key, Florida, as an artificial reef and dive site
  • Aeolian Sky – Greek registered freighter sunk off Dorset after a collision
  • USS Aeolus – Attack cargo ship converted into a cable repair ship
  • Agat World War II Amtrac – Sunken amphibious tracked landing vehicle
  • SS Ajax – Cargo steamship that was built in Germany in 1923
  • Albert C. Field – Canadian cargo ship, sunk off the Needles during World War II
  • USS Algol – Andromeda-class attack cargo ship
  • Aliwal Shoal – A rocky reef off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area – Marine conservation area at Aliwal Shoal off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Alondra – English steamer wrecked off Ireland
  • Al Munassir – Amphibious warfare vessel operated by the Royal Navy of Oman
  • Amaryllis – Canadian cargo ship
  • Amed (Bali) – Group of fishing villages in Karangasem Regency on the east coast of Bali
  • SS America – Steam packet wrecked off Isle Royale in Lake Superior
  • USS Anderson – Sims-class destroyer
  • Andrea Doria – Genoa registered passenger liner of the Italian line sunk after a collision off Massachusetts
  • Anilao
  • Antilla – Hamburg America Line cargo ship scuttled in 1940 off Aruba
  • Antilles – French cruise ship that ran aground and sank off Mustique
  • Apo Island – Volcanic island in Visayas, Philippines
  • Apo Reef – Coral reef in the Philippines
  • USS Apogon
  • Aquila – British built cargo ship sunk off Ambon
  • Aratama Maru – Japanese munitions transport ship sunk at Guam
  • USS Arkansas – Dreadnought battleship of the United States Navy
  • SS Arratoon Apcar – Steamship wreck in Florida
  • Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park – Marine protected area in the Cozumel reef system off Mexico
  • USS Arthur W. Radford – Spruance-class destroyer in the United States Navy
  • USS Atlanta – Atlanta-class light cruiser

B[edit]

  • Bay of Pigs – Bay on the island of Cuba
  • HMAS Bayonet – Attack-class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy
  • Belize Barrier Reef – Series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize
  • SS Ben Doran – Steam fishing trawler that operated out of Aberdeen
  • SS Benwood – Steam cargo ship of the early twentieth century
  • Bianca C. – Passenger ship sunk off Grenada
  • SS Binnendijk – Dutch steel cargo ship lost off Portland Bill in the English Channel
  • Biscayne National Park – 180,000 acres of mostly waterways, in Florida (US), managed by the National Park Service
  • HMSAS Bloemfontein – Algerine-class minesweeper built for the Royal Navy in Canada during World War II
  • Blue Grotto (Malta) – Sea caverns in Malta
  • Blue Hole (Red Sea) – Submarine sinkhole a few kilometres north of Dahab, Egypt
  • HMS Boadicea – B-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, sunk by enemy action in Lyme Bay
  • Boesmansgat – Sinkhole and dive site in South Africa
  • Bohol Sea – Marginal sea between the Visayas and Mindanao in the Philippines
  • Booya – Three masted steel schooner wrecked in Darwin, Australia
  • Bowie Seamount – Submarine volcano in the northeastern Pacific Ocean
  • Breda – Dutch ship sunk off Scotland in 1940, now a recreational dive site.
  • Brian Davis – Iris-class buoy tender
  • HMAS Brisbane – Perth-class guided missile destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy sunk as a dive site off the Queensland coast
  • HMHS Britannic – Olympic-class ocean liner
  • Bud Bar – Artificial reef near Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Bunaken – Island at the northern tip of Sulawesi in Indonesia
  • Bunaken National Park – Marine park in the north of Sulawesi island, Indonesia
  • Bungsberg – German cargo ship sunk near Tallinn, Estonia

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  • Calve Island – Uninhabited island on the west coast of Scotland
  • HMAS Canberra – Adelaide class guided missile frigate of the Royal Australian Navy scuttled as dive site off Barwon Heads, Victoria
  • Cancún Underwater Museum – Underwater display of sculpture in Cancún, Mexico
  • HMCS Cape Breton – Royal Canadian Navy Cape-class maintenance ship
  • USCGC Cape Henlopen – Type "C" Cape-class coast guard cutter
  • Capernwray Dive Centre – Flooded quarry in Lancashire, England, used as a recreational dive site.
  • Captain Keith Tibbetts – Former Cuban Navy Koni II-class frigate scuttled in shallow water in Cayman Brac
  • Capurganá – Tourist destination of Colombia
  • Carl D. Bradley – Self-unloading Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Michigan storm
  • USS Carlisle – Attack transport sunk at Bikini atoll
  • Carnatic – British steamship wrecked in the gulf of Suez
  • Carthaginian II – Steel sailing vessel sunk as artificial reef
  • SS Cedarville – Great lakes bulk carrier wrecked in a collision
  • Cenote – Natural pit or sinkhole that exposes groundwater underneath
  • ROCS Chen Hai – Casa Grande-class dock landing ship
  • Chinhoyi Caves – Group of caves in north central Zimbabwe
  • Christ of the Abyss – Submerged statue of Jesus Christ
  • Chuuk Lagoon – A sheltered body of water in the central Pacific in the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Circle of Heroes – Underwater military memorial in Florida
  • Ċirkewwa – Harbour in Malta
  • SS City of Launceston – Steamship operated by the Launceston and Melbourne Steam Navigation Company
  • HMCS Chaudière – Restigouche-class destroyer of the Royal Canadian Navy
  • SS Clan Ranald – Turret deck steamship that sank off the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
  • Cliff Villa Peninsula – Promontory in Bandabou, Curaçao
  • Cod Hole – Dive site in Queensland, Australia
  • USCGC Comanche – Coast guard cutter
  • Constandis – Fishing vessel sunk as a recreational dive site in Limassol Bay, Cyprus
  • HMAS Coogee – Passenger ferry that briefly served as a Royal Australian Navy armed patrol vessel
  • SMS Cormoran – German armed merchant raider of WWI scuttled at Guam
  • HMS Coronation – 90-gun second-rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy
  • Coron Bay – Bight in Palawan, Philippines
  • Cozumel – Island in Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Crusader – Australian Army amphibious operations support ship of World War II
  • USS Curb – Diver-class rescue and salvage ship
  • USCGC Cuyahoga – Active-class patrol boat

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E[edit]

  • Eagle – Freighter sunk as an artificial reef in Florida
  • Eastfield – Ship sunk off Cornwall 1n 1917, now a dive site
  • SS Eber Ward – Package freighter sunk in the Straits of Mackinac
  • Eccleston Quarry – Flooded quarry used as a recreational dive site
  • Edithburgh jetty – Coastal town in South Australia
  • SS Edgar E Clark – American Liberty ship
  • Edmonds Underwater Park – Recreational dive site in Seattle, Washington
  • El Ikhwa Islands – Two islands in the Egyptian Red Sea
  • HMT Elk – British trawler sunk off Plymouth in 1940, now a recreational dive site.
  • Ellengowan – Schooner rigged single screw steamer which sank at moorings in Darwin, Australia
  • Elphinstone Reef – Small reef in the Egyptian Red Sea
  • USS Emmons – Gleaves-class destroyer
  • RMS Empress of Ireland – Ocean liner which sank near the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River after a collision
  • Engelbrecht Cave – Cave system in Mount Gambier, South Australia
  • SS Espagne – Belgian cargo ship sunk in English Channel
  • Eyemouth – Coastal town in Berwickshire Scotland
  • Ewens Ponds – Flooded sinkhole system in the south east of South Australia

F[edit]

  • HMS Falmouth – Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy sunk off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire by German submarines
  • False Bay – Large bay of the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fanadir – Recreational dive site in the Red Sea
  • Fifi – Tugboat that caught fire and sank in Bahrain
  • Fossil Cave – A flooded cave in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia
  • Fowey Rocks Light – Lighthouse in Florida, United States
  • SS Francisco Morazan – German built cargo ship wrecked in Lake Michigan
  • Frederiksted Pier – Cruise ship pier in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • French Reef – Coral reef in the Florida Keys, US
  • Fujikawa Maru – Japanese armed transport ship sunk in Truk lagoon
  • Japanese destroyer Fumizuki (1926) – Mutsuki-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy sunk at Truk

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H[edit]

  • Haql – City in Tabuk province, Saudi Arabia
  • MT Haven – Crude oil carrier that sank off the coast of Genoa, Italy in 1991
  • Hermann Künne – Type 1936-class destroyer
  • HMS Hermes – 1924 unique aircraft carrier
  • Herzogin Cecilie – German-built four-masted barque wrecked near Salcombe
  • Hillsea Point Rock – Group of pinnacles in the Rnglish Channel off Devon
  • Hilma Hooker – Shipwreck in Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands
  • Hispania – Swedish steamship wrecked in the Sound of Mull, now a dive site
  • HMAS Hobart – Former guided missile destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy scuttled off Yankalilla Bay in South Australia
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve – Marine reserve off the coast of Belize
  • HMS Hood – Royal Sovereign-class battleship of the Royal Navy scuttled in Portland Harbour
  • Hranice Abyss – Flooded sinkhole near the town of Hranice in the Czech Republic

I[edit]

  • Igara – Bulk carrier wrecked off the east coast of Malaysia and partly salvaged
  • USS Indra – Landing craft repair ship built for the United States Navy during World War II
  • Inland Sea, Gozo – Seawater lagoon on the island of Gozo
  • SS Ironsides – Wooden-hulled American package freighter on Great Lakes service
  • SS Isaac M. Scott – American Great Lakes freighter
  • iSimangaliso Marine Protected Area – Marine conservation area in northern kwaZulu-Natal in South Africa

J[edit]

K[edit]

  • Kashi Maru – Japanese auxiliary minelayer, now a dive site in the Solomon Islands
  • King Cruiser – Car ferry of that sank off the West Coast of Southern Thailand
  • Kizugawa Maru – World War II-era Japanese freighter ship
  • SMS Kronprinz – German battleship scuttled in Scapa Flow
  • Kyarra – Cargo and passenger luxury liner torpedoed and sunk near Swanage

L[edit]

M[edit]

  • HMS M2 – Royal Navy submarine monitor wrecked in Lyme Bay
  • HMCS Mackenzie – Mackenzie-class destroyer of the Royal Canadian Navy
  • Magic Point – Coastal headland in New South Wales, Australia
  • Maine – British ship sunk in 1917 near Dartmouth, Devon. Now a recreational dive site
  • Maloja – UK registered passenger steamship sunk by a mine off Dover
  • Malapascua – Island in the Philippines
  • The Manacles – Set of treacherous rocks off The Lizard peninsula in Cornwall
  • Mantanani Islands – Group of three islands off the north-west coast of Sabah, Malaysia
  • HMS Maori – Royal Navy Tribal class destroyer sunk in Malta
  • SS Maori – Shoreline historical wreck in Leeugat Bay on the Cape Peninsula west coast
  • Marguerite – French ship sunk in Lyme Bay in 1917. Now a dive site
  • Maritime Heritage Trail – Battle of Saipan – A group of WWII wrecks in the lagoon at Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands
  • SMS Markgraf – German battleship scuttled in Scapa Flow
  • Martin's Haven – Bay in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK,
  • SS Mauna Loa – Cargo steam-ship sunk in the bombing of Darwin
  • USAT Meigs – United States Army transport ship sunk in Darwin Harbour
  • Mendi – Passenger steamship that sank after a collision south of the Isle of Wight
  • MV Mercedes I – Merchant ship built in 1952 in Hamburg, Germany
  • Merkanti Reef – Artificial reef at St. Julian's, Malta
  • Michigan Underwater Preserves – Protected areas of the Great Lakes on Michigan's coast
  • Mikhail Lermontov – Soviet cruise liner wrecked in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
  • SS Milwaukee – Great lakes train ferry that foundered in a storm
  • USS Mindanao – US Navy Luzon-class internal combustion engine repair ship in service 1943-1947
  • SS Miowera – Passenger and refrigerated cargo liner
  • USS Mizpah – United States Navy patrol yacht
  • USCGC Mohawk – US Coastguard cutter sunk as artificial reef off south-west Florida
  • Mohegan – Steamer wrecked off the coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
  • Molasses Reef – Coral reef located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • RMS Moldavia – British ship sunk in 1918 off Beachy Head, now a dive site
  • Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park – Collection of underwater contemporary art off Grenada in the Caribbean
  • Molnár János Cave – Water-filled cave in Budapest, Hungary
  • Molokini – Islet in Maui County, Hawaii
  • HMS Montagu – Pre-dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy wrecked on Lundy Island
  • MV RMS Mulheim – German owned container ship wrecked at Land's End, United Kingdom
  • USS Muliphen – Andromeda-class attack cargo ship

N[edit]

O[edit]

  • Oceana – Cargo and passenger ship sunk off Beachy Head after a collision
  • Octopus Hole – A designated conservation area on the Washington's Hood Canal.
  • Oite – Kamikaze-class destroyer built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the 1920s
  • USS Oriskany – Essex class aircraft carrier sunk to create an artificial reef
  • Osborne Reef – Artificial reef off Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  • Oslofjord – Ocean liner sunk after hitting a mine off the River Tyne
  • Osprey Reef – Submerged atoll in the Coral Sea, northeast of Queensland, Australia
  • Ox Bel Ha – Flooded cave system in Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Ozone – Paddle steamer built in Scotland in 1886

P[edit]

  • P29 – Ship scuttled as dive site off Malta
  • P31 – Minesweeper/patrol boat scuttled for use as a recreational dive site
  • Palancar Reef – Coral reef off Cozumel, Mexico in the Caribbean sea
  • SS Panay – Passenger vessel built for the Great Western Railway
  • Panglao, Bohol – Municipality of the Philippines in the province of Bohol
  • SS Papoose – Oil tanker built in 1921
  • Pearl and Hermes Atoll – Atoll of Hawaii
  • Pedernales – Lake tanker damaged by a torpedo at Aruba, where part of the ship remains
  • Persier – British ship sunk in Plymouth Sound in 1945. Now a dive site
  • HMAS Perth – Guided missile destroyer of the Australian Navy, sunk as a dive site off Western Australia
  • Pescador Island – Island in Basdiot barangay, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines
  • Petit Saint Vincent – Private island in The Grenadines, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • SS Pewabic – Package freighter that served ports on the Upper Great Lakes
  • Piccaninnie Ponds – Protected area near Mount Gambier in South Australia
  • SAS Pietermaritzburg – Algerine-class minesweeper built for the Royal Navy during World War II
  • USS Pilotfish – Balao-class submarine sunk at Bikini atoll
  • Piłsudski – Polish passenger ship sunk off the Yorkshire coast
  • SS Pioneer – Steam dredging ship
  • USCGC Point Swift – United States Coast Guard cutter
  • Pool Fisher – British merchant vessel that sank off the Isle of Wight
  • Poor Knights Islands – Group of islands and marine reserve off the east coast of new Zealand's North Island
  • Pope's Eye – Uncompleted foundation for an island fort at Port Philip, Victoria, Australia
  • Porteau Cove Provincial Park – Place in British Columbia, Canada
  • Port Hughes jetty – Coastal town in South Australia
  • SS Port Kembla – A steamer owned by the Commonwealth and Dominion Line
  • HMS Port Napier – Royal Navy minelayer destroyed in Loch Alsh, Scotland, by an explosion following an engine room fire
  • Port Noarlunga jetty – Coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia
  • Portsea Hole – A depression in the seafloor of Port Phillip near Portsea in Victoria, Australia
  • President Coolidge – American ocean liner sunk by mines in the New Hebrides
  • Preußen – German steel-hulled five-masted ship-rigged windjammer sunk in Crab Bay after a collision
  • HMS Prince of Wales – King George V class battleship of the Royal Navy
  • Protea banks – A reef about 7 km off the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Puerto Galera – Municipality of the Philippines in the province of Oriental Mindoro
  • Punta Cana – Resort town in La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic

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R[edit]

  • Radaas – Ship sunk in 1917 near Portland Bill, now a dive site
  • Rainbow Warrior – Greenpeace vessel bombed by French intelligence service operatives in Auckland harbour, refloated and scuttled as a dive site
  • USS Rankin – US Navy Tolland-class attack cargo ship in service 1945-1947, 1952-1971
  • SS Regina – Steel ship that foundered in Lake Huron in a storm
  • HMS Repulse – Renown-class battlecruiser of the Royal Navy
  • RMS Rhone – Royal Mail Ship wrecked off Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands in a hurricane
  • Riva Palacio – Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy
  • Robben Island Marine Protected Area – Marine conservation area in South Africa
  • USS Rochester – Second United States Navy armored cruiser so designated
  • Rondo – Ship sunk in Sound of Mull in 1935, now a recreational dive site
  • Rosehill – Steam collier torpedoed and sunk near Fowey, Cornwall
  • Royal Adelaide – Iron sailing ship wrecked on Chesil Beach
  • Royal Charter – Steam clipper wrecked off Porth Alerth on the coast of Anglesey
  • Rozi – Tugboat scuttled as a dive site off Malta

S[edit]

  • HMS Safari – Royal Navy S-class submarine sunk in the English Channel while on tow to shipbreakers
  • HMCS Saguenay – Destroyer of the Royal Canadian Navy
  • Sakawa – Agano-class light cruiser
  • Salem Express – Car and passenger ferry wrecked off the Egyptian coast
  • San Andrés (island) – One of the two principal islands of San Andrés and Providencia, Colombia
  • Sanko Harvest – Bulk carrier that sank off Esperance, Western Australia
  • San Pedro Nolasco Island – Mexican island in the Gulf of California
  • USS Saratoga – US Navy aircraft carrier sunk by nuclear weapon testing at Bikini atoll
  • HMCS Saskatchewan – Mackenzie-class destroyer of the Royal Canadian Navy
  • Sardine run – Annual fish migration off the shores of South Africa
  • Scapa Flow – Body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • USS Scrimmage – Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy
  • USS Scuffle – Admirable class minesweeper sunk as an artificial reef off Cozumel -->
  • HMS Scylla – Royal Navy frigate sunk as artificial reef off Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
  • Second Valley – Coastal town in South Australia
  • Shaʽb Abu Nuħas – Coral reef in the Red Sea
  • Shadwan Island – Egyptian island in the Red Sea
  • Shark River Reef – Artificial reef off New Jersey
  • HMS Sidon – Royal Navy submarine sunk in Portland Harbour by explosion of a faulty torpedo
  • Silfra – Water-filled rift in Iceland between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
  • Similan Islands – Marine protected area in Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand
  • Sipadan – Oceanic island in Malaysia
  • Socorro Island – Small volcanic island off the west coast of Mexico
  • Sodwana Bay – A National Park with marine protected area on the northern KwaZulu-Natal coast of South Africa
  • Sound of Mull – Sound between the Inner Hebridean island of Mull and mainland Scotland
  • South Channel Fort – Island in southern Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • USCGC Spar – Iris class sea going buoy tender
  • USS Spiegel Grove – US Navy dock landing ship sunk off Key Largo as an artificial reef
  • St Abbs – Village in Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
  • St. Crispin's Reef – An elongate outer-shelf coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
  • Stanegarth – Steam tugboat scuttled as a dive feature at Stoney Cove
  • Stanwood – British ship sunk off Falmouth in 1939, now a recreational dive site
  • Stella – Passenger ferry wrecked off the Casquets
  • SS Stepas Darius – Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II
  • Stoney Cove – Flooded quarry in Leicestershire used for scuba diving
  • Sund Rock – A designated conservation area on the U.S. state of Washington's Hood Canal
  • HMAS Swan – Australian "River" class destroyer sunk as a dive site off the coast of Dunsborough, Western Australia

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U[edit]

  • U-40 – German submarine sunk by a mine in the English Channel
  • U-352 – German submarine sunk by depth charges south of Morehead City, North Carolina
  • U-1195 – German submarine sunk by antisubmarine mortar to the southeast of the Isle of Wight
  • Um El Faroud – Libyan owned tanker scuttled as dive site off Malta
  • Utila – Smallest of Islas de la Bahía, Honduras

V[edit]

  • Varvassi – Greek freighter wrecked at The Needles in a storm after engine failure
  • USS Vermilion – Tolland-class attack cargo ship
  • Ve Skerries – Small islands in the west of Shetland
  • SS Vienna – Steamship sunk after a collision in Lake Superior

W[edit]

Y[edit]

  • USS Yancey – Andromeda-class attack cargo ship sunk as an artificial reef off North Carolina
  • YO-257 – US Navy yard oiler scuttled off Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Yongala – Australian registered passenger ship that sank off Cape Bowling Green, Queensland, Australia
  • HMCS Yukon – Mackenzie-class destroyer of the Royal Canadian Navy

Z[edit]

  • Zacatón – Water-filled sinkhole in Mexico
  • Zenobia – RO-RO ferry that capsized and sank near Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Zealandia – Australian cargo and passenger steamship sunk in the bombing of Darwin
  • Zingara – Cargo vessel wrecked in the Straits of Tiran in the Red Sea

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