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Pick a Wreck for my 100th?

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by lulubelle, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. lulubelle

    lulubelle Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
    863
    96
    So my 100th dive is not going to be in Indonesia as planned, it is going to be here at home. Since there are so many NC Wreck diving fans here, I thought I'd post this question here instead of on our local forum.

    Help me PICK:D

    What is your favorite wreck out of Morehead within recreational limits and not one of the extended day trips? Although I had a great day on the Proteus when I dove it, it was hardly worth the nearly 4 hour trip out there to do a non deco dive. No subs please, I'm subbed out and am thinking more along the lines of LOTS OF SHARKS, and some easy penetration.
     
  2. Drewski

    Drewski Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Virginia Beach, USA
    658
    35
    The wreck formerly known as the Papoose remains a favorite of mine. It meets all those qualifications...
     
  3. lulubelle

    lulubelle Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
    863
    96
    You know, you may be on to something. Sort of diving redux. At the risk of having the diving police jump down my throat, the Papoose was my first dive after OW. So returning there for my 100th would be cool. I did that dive on air with tables (a fantastic...what was it...13 minutes?)

    My favorites this summer have been the Caribsea and the Proteus, but the Proteus is simply too far out from Morehead, and the Caribsea not always easy to get to.
     
  4. lulubelle

    lulubelle Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
    863
    96
    Oh come one, surely someone else has a favorite?
     
  5. battles2a5

    battles2a5 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    1,252
    6
    I'd give another vote for the Papoose. Lots of sandies and easy penetration. If you want a TON of sharks and easy penetration, the Spar doesn't disappoint. It's an artiifcial wreck but I've never seen that many sharks on any other wreck.
     
  6. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
    40,684
    8,476
    My bias toward the Papoose and the Spar is due to this past Saturday's dive on both where conditions were the best I've ever experienced while diving NC. Flat seas, 60+ft viz, 80 degree warm blue water and a TON of sharks the Spar, both can be penetrated.

    You cannot go wrong with either of those two wrecks! And if you have 80 degree water temps, you could do your 100th dive naked....IJS. :D

    Safe dives. Let us know which wreck you end up diving!!
     
  7. Tortuga James

    Tortuga James Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: North Carolina
    808
    136
    My Favorite dive (not necessarily favorite wreck) is the Naeco Stern. The animals are just so damn big and abundant there.

    This is not a shameless plug, but you will probably have to charter a 6 pack to get there on any given day and that is never a given even then. It borders on extended day at 42 miles from the inlet.

    The Normannia is another one of my favorites, but I would try to get there on a boat out of Masonboro.
     
  8. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
    40,684
    8,476
    Ok, Capt., I'd like to do your recommendations the next time I'm in NC and that includes the "Scooby Doo" wreck. :D
     
  9. battles2a5

    battles2a5 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    1,252
    6
    Lulubelle, if you charter something to the Naeco and you need people count me in.
     
  10. lulubelle

    lulubelle Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location:
    863
    96
    Thanks Sam. I haven't been to the Papoose this summer, so that is a strong possibility. Have you been to the Caribsea? I love that one!

    No shameless plug need Capt, I'd prefer to charter a six pack, and yours is very well thought of by all. Only reason why you haven't seen me is that generally there are 2-3 of us wanting to dive, not enough to fill up your boat. Haven't been able to match up dates on your "open seatings."

    Are you booked next Sunday the 26th? So far, there are 3 of us, plus Battles if we go to the Naeco.

    OK, let me work on that....we have nothing booked yet, and one person waiting to see if she goes out this weekend before she decides whether or not to join us.
     

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