Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

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Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by Vjw » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:07 pm

There's a gem of a location to see sand tiger sharks, and you don't need your passport! Beaufort, North Carolina is home to Discovery Diving (discoverydiving.com), and StphnMartin and I planned on two days of boat charter diving Aug 5 and 6th and signed up for a third day because weather conditions were so good.

It's a 7 am start and a 2-2.5 hour boat ride to the 'graveyard of the Atlantic'. Each day included two dives, and the captain decides where to go based on conditions and where the divers want to go. The first two days we dove the Aeolus, and the third day we dove the Spar. The viz ranged from 40-75 feet and water temperatures were in low 80's. The structure of the ships was intriguing, but the life on the wrecks was the draw!! We saw many Sand Tiger Sharks, schools of spade fish, barracuda, bait balls, coral on the wrecks, and hundreds of smaller tropical fish. Here's my video of the adventure! :joshsmith: :calvin: :)

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Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:02 am

Ooooh, barracuda! dun du du dun du du dun du du dun du du dun duuuu!

How cool is that! I love sharks!
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Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by orcasc205 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 am

Wow! That looks amazing.

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Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:40 am

AMAZING!!!!!!!! You guys are so brave!! I love the footage you got. Really nice work :)
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Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by Sharkb8 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:39 pm

That was really really really nice to watch! Great editing and shooting. I just got a TG6 today so I might be asking you for some tips in the future!
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Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by stphnmartin » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:47 pm

Here’s my video contribution from the trip.


youtu.be/1SK6oRr3Qb4
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Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by Gdog » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:29 pm

You both knocked it out of the park! Just wow!!!

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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:38 pm

Awesome stuff! Love the footage SM!


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Re: Sand Tiger Sharks, and Diving the Atlantic Graveyard in North Carolina

Post by derekcs » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:58 pm

You two have sold me on eventually making it out that way. Fun videos.
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