North Carolina Wreck Trek 2022May 14, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Wrecks, sharks and fish oh my!

$1,695per diver*

limited space available

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The 2022 North Carolina Wreck Trek is our ninth trip to see the sharks and wrecks of the outer banks of North Carolina. The outer banks are home to a wealth of historic wrecks, artificial reefs, sand tiger sharks and clear blue seas! The  trip consists of 4 days of epic diving from Morehead City, and 2 more days of diving, including one day of meg tooth dives,  from Wrightsville Beach.

*Divers are required to have the following experience for NC diving:
Minimum of 25 Logged Dives
Two Boat Ocean Dives in their Diving career
Two Dives to 70 feet or greater
Two Dives in the Last 12 Months
Advanced Open Water Certified (Preferred)
Minimum Age – 15 years old

About the Diving

North Carolina is home to some amazing wreck diving. Each wreck has a tale to tell - some were sunk as artificial reefs while others fell fate to more grim circumstances. One of the most notable is the German U-boat that rests at 100ft - ask any of the crew members on the boat to learn it's history! The wrecks are also home to an incredibly diverse ecosystem with the diver-friendly sand tiger sharks at the top of the food chain. Schools of sand tiger sharks have been known to hang around many of the wrecks and will get remarkably close to the divers (they love posing for photos!). Schools of bait fish, rays, and corals are also common sights and just add to the wreck-tacular wonderland. The water temps in mid- May are typically 67-72+ degrees and visibility ranges from 30-80 feet.

Also found in parts of NC offshore are meg teeth! Prehistoric Megaladon teeth are found in the sand/rubble near the ledges and divers can dig for them or find them laying on top. Come try it, we're pretty sure you'll love it and catch "the fever"! Wrightsville Beach also has some great wrecks so we'll spend a morning exploring those too!

 

By popular request, we're again renting houses for the 2022 Wreck Trek lodging. Each rental house will include a full kitchen , shared bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and plenty of indoor and outdoor space to relax in after diving.  Linens and towels will be provided in each house. Our rental houses are typically within walking distance to the beach!

Morehead City diving is done with Olympus Dive Shop.  Olympus Dive Center is a family owned and operated facility located in the heart of Morehead City, directly on the waterfront. “The Better Way to Dive North Carolina” is not only their motto but their goal when it comes to providing quality service, professionalism and keeping our customers diving.  Olympus has a strong focus on safety and their Dive Staff is friendly, detail-oriented and will make every effort to make sure your dives are memorable ones!

In Wrightsville Beach, Aquatic Safaris is our shop of choice. Aquatic Safaris has specialized in SCUBA diving charters, instruction, gear sales, repair, and travel in Wilmington, NC since 1988.    Aquatic Safaris operates two USCG certified custom dive boats, a Sea Hawk Dive Master 36′ (new in May 2014) and a Island Hopper Pro 48′.  They run daily scuba diving charters to wrecks and ledges off Wrightsville Beach.

4 nights in a rental house (shared rooms) in Atlantic Beach, NC (May 14-17th)
4 Days of full day dive trips with Olympus Diving in Morehead City, NC (May 15-18th)
3 Nights in a rental house (shared rooms) in Wrightsville Beach, NC (May 18-21st)
2 days diving with Aquatic Safaris (one day of meg tooth diving, one day of wreck diving) in Wrightsville Beach
2 ECD trip leaders to handle all the details so you can enjoy your vacation!

Divers should plan to arrive in Atlantic Beach the afternoon of May 14th. After our final dive day in Wrightsville Beach on May 20th, we'll have the evening to celebrate the trip, then depart for home the following morning.

$1695 per person

$500  deposit to book a trip spot
50% of the trip cost due 180 days before the trip start date
Full payment due 90 days before the trip start date

Any payment made towards any East Coast Divers travel event, whether a deposit or full payment, is non-refundable. Reservations not paid in full 60 days before the trip start date will be forfeited and the space will be opened up for booking by other travelers.  Travelers are strongly encouraged to purchase cancel for any reason travel insurance.