If you are a wreck diver, take out your bucket-list and prepare for a few additions.
The following 5 dive wrecks offers some of the world’s best wreck diving experiences according to Simply Scuba. They include the USS Kittiwake, USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, SS President Coolidge, SS Thistlegorm and Chuck Lagoon.
The USS Kittiwake in crystal clear waters of the Cayman Islands was purposely sunk with wreck diving in mind. The Kittiwake has wide open spaces providing easy access for exploration by wreck divers.
U.S.N.S. General Hoyt S. Vandenberg is off of key west Florida this ship was formally a missile tracking ship in the US Navy. It was sunk in 2009 to form an artificial reef. Here wreck divers can swim through a giant satellite dish and descend 11 decks through what was the ship’s elevator shaft.
SS President Coolidge is one of the word’s largest most accessible wrecks. The SS Coolidge was a luxury ocean liner. It was sunk by mines in the 1940’s, but mostly intact with WWII memorability.
SS Thistlegorm, located in the egyptian Red Sea was sunk during WWII. Here wreck divers can explore submerged military trucks, motorcycles, even locomotives as well as artillery . This dive site is well preserved and mostly intact.
Chuck lagoon, located in the crystal clear waters of the South Pacific, is #1 on the list. This site has about 60 Japanese warship wrecks and 200 Japanese aircraft wrecks .. it is a graveyard of military equipment.
Watch the following video produced by Simply Scuba for a quick preview of these wrecks.