List of wreck diving sites

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Wreck of the Zenobia.

List of shipwreck sites which are popular amongst scuba divers for wreck diving, arranged by geographical distribution.

North Atlantic[edit]


United Kingdom

  • HMS A1 – The Royal Navy's first British-designed submarine
  • HMS A3 – A-class submarine of the Royal Navy
  • Abessinia – German ship wrecked at the Farne Islands in 1921. Now a dive site
  • Aeolian Sky – Greek registered freighter sunk off Dorset after a collision
  • 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
  • SS Ben Doran – Steam fishing trawler that operated out of Aberdeen
  • SS Binnendijk – Dutch steel cargo ship lost off Portland Bill in the English Channel
  • HMS Boadicea – B-class destroyer of the Royal Navy, sunk by enemy action in Lyme Bay
  • SS Breda – Dutch ship sunk off Scotland in 1940
  • HMS Coronation – 90-gun second-rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy
  • SMS Dresden – Light cruiser of the German Imperial Navy
  • SS Eastfield – Ship sunk off Cornwall in 1917, now a dive site
  • HMT Elk – British trawler sunk off Plymouth in 1940, now a recreational dive site.
  • SS Espagne – Belgian cargo ship sunk in English Channel
  • HMS Falmouth – Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy
  • HMS Ghurka – Tribal-class destroyer of the Royal Navy sunk off Dungeness by a German mine
  • Glen Strathallan – British ship scuttled in Plymouth sound as a dive site
  • Herzogin Cecilie – German-built four-masted barque wrecked near Salcombe
  • Hilma Hooker – Shipwreck in Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands
  • SS Hispania  – Swedish steamship wrecked in the Sound of Mull, now a dive site
  • HMS Hood  – Royal Sovereign-class battleship of the Royal Navy scuttled in Portland Harbour
  • SS James Eagan Layne – Liberty ship sunk off Cornwall, now a dive site
  • SMS Kronprinz – Battleship of the German Imperial Navy
  • Kyarra – Cargo and passenger luxury liner torpedoed and sunk near Swanage
  • HMS Laforey – Royal Navy destroyer sunk by a mine off Sussex
  • SS Louis Sheid – Belgian ship sunk off Devon on 1939. Now a recreational dive site
  • USS LST-507 – US Tank landing ship sunk off the south coast of England, now a dive site
  • HMS M2 – Royal Navy submarine monitor wrecked in Lyme Bay
  • SS Maine – British ship sunk in 1917 near Dartmouth, Devon. Now a recreational dive site
  • SS Maloja – UK registered passenger steamship sunk by a mine off Dover
  • Marguerite – French ship sunk in Lyme Bay in 1917. Now a dive site
  • SMS Markgraf – Battleship of the German Imperial Navy
  • SS Mendi – Passenger steamship that sank after a collision south of the Isle of Wight
  • RMS Moldavia – British ship sunk in 1918 off Beachy Head, now a dive site
  • HMS Montagu – Pre-dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy
  • MV RMS Mulheim – German owned container ship wrecked at Land's End, United Kingdom
  • SS Oceana – Cargo and passenger ship sunk off Beachy Head after a collision
  • MS Oslofjord – Ocean liner sunk after hitting a mine off the River Tyne
  • SS Persier – British ship sunk in Plymouth Sound in 1945. Now a dive site
  • MS Piłsudski – Polish passenger ship sunk off the Yorkshire coast
  • MV Pool Fisher – British merchant vessel that sank off the Isle of Wight
  • HMS Port Napier – British World War II warship
  • Preußen – German steel-hulled five-masted ship-rigged windjammer sunk in Crab Bay after a collision
  • SS Radaas – Ship sunk in 1917 near Portland Bill, now a dive site
  • SS Rondo – Ship sunk in Sound of Mull in 1935, now a recreational dive site
  • SS Rosehill – Steam collier torpedoed and sunk near Fowey, Cornwall
  • SS Rotorua – New Zealand Shipping Company steam ocean liner and refrigerated cargo ship
  • Royal Adelaide – Iron sailing ship wrecked on Chesil Beach
  • Royal Charter – Steam clipper wrecked off Porth Helaeth on the coast of Anglesey
  • HMS Safari – Royal Navy S-class submarine which served in World War II
  • HMS Scylla – Royal Navy frigate sunk as artificial reef off Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • HMS Sidon – Royal Navy submarine sunk in Portland Harbour by explosion of a faulty torpedo
  • Stanegarth – Steam tugboat scuttled as a dive feature at Stoney Cove
  • SS Stanwood – British ship sunk off Falmouth in 1939
  • SS Stella – Passenger ferry wrecked off the Casquets in 1899
  • SS Stepas Darius – Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II
  • SS Thesis – Steamship wrecked in 1889 in the Sound of Mull, Scotland. Now a recreational dive site.
  • SS Torrey Canyon – Oil tanker wrecked off the coast of Cornwall
  • U-40 – German submarine sunk by a mine in the English Channel
  • U-1195 – German World War II submarine
  • SS Varvassi – Greek freighter wrecked at The Needles in a storm after engine failure
  • SS Walter L M Russ – German freighter wrecked in St George's Channel
  • List of shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

United States

  • USS Aeolus – Attack cargo ship converted into a cable repair ship
  • SS Andrea Doria – Ocean liner sunk after a collision off Massachusetts in 1956 , Nantucket Sound. This dive is becoming less common, as the rapid deterioration of the wreck is making diving more difficult on top of the already treacherous dive to reach the vessel.
  • SS Arratoon Apcar – Steamship wreck in Florida
  • SMS Geier – Unprotected cruiser of the German Imperial Navy
  • USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg – US Navy transport ship sunk as artificial reef at Key West

Caribbean Sea[edit]


  • MS Antilla – Hamburg America Line cargo ship scuttled in 1940 off Aruba
  • SS Pedernales – Lake tanker damaged by a torpedo at Aruba, part of the ships remains as dive site


  • Hilma Hooker – Shipwreck in Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands

British Virgin Islands

  • RMS Rhone – Royal Mail Ship wrecked off Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands in a hurricane

Cayman Islands





  • SS Antilles – French cruise ship that ran aground and sank off Mustique


Mediterranean Sea[edit]




North Carolina, Outer Banks[edit]

Scapa Flow, Scotland[edit]

South Atlantic[edit]


East Pacific[edit]

West Pacific[edit]

Bikini Atoll[edit]


Diver between the hulls of Cormoran and Tokai Maru in Apra Harbor, Guam

Truk Lagoon[edit]

Indian Ocean[edit]

Red Sea[edit]

Wreck of the SS Carnatic

Freshwater Shipwrecks[edit]

Great Lakes[edit]

See also[edit]



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