Parent page: Introduction to Wreck Diving
Here are a few of the best-known wreck dives in the world.
The Yongala, Australia
This is undoubtedly one of the best wreck diving experiences in the world. Blessed with an abundance of sea life, you can expect to see manta rays, octopuses, bull sharks, sea snakes and turtles with many species of colourful fish and exotic coral. The Yongala was a ship which was wrecked off Queensland in 1981. Although divers are not allowed into the wreck due to preservation orders, there is plenty to see in the surrounding ocean, as well as the wreck itself.
The Zenobia, Cyprus
The Zenobia was a ferry which was launched in 1979, but a few months later, it sank just outside Larnaca harbour. Most of the cargo consisted of 120 vehicles which were never recovered. As well as the spectacle of the very large wreck, divers can also see plenty of varied sea life in and around the surrounding area.
Hilma Hooker, Bonaire
Bonaire is situated in the Caribbean Sea, and Kralendijk is the capital where the wreck is located. You will be able to see a wide variety of coral, sponges, fish and sea fans. After the discovery of 12 tons of cannabis on board, officials arrested the crew members. It was then decided to move the ship between two reefs in thirty metres of water, where it subsequently sank. It remains there to this day as a known dive site.
Fujikawa Maru, Truk Lagoon (Chuuk Lagoon)
Fujikawa Maru was a cargo ship which was taken over by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War Two. This wreck has a tremendous diversity of sea life and coral. There are five holds within the ship each holding different cargo. There is also the large engine room which takes up three floors of the boat. Perhaps the most exciting find will be the number of zero fighter aircraft contained in one hold.