Top 4 Shipwrecks You Need to Explore while Diving in St. Martin

15 Aug

Octopus Diving offers a wide variety of diving spots to explore all around the island, including coral reefs, encrusted rocks, and wrecks, all or you to explore. Most of St. Martin’s diving spots are under 60 feet/18 meters, making the island them perfect for divers of all levels of experience. Book a diving tour today, and explore the island’s rich marine life and beautiful underwater landscapes. Here is a short list of exciting wrecks which you should check out on your diving adventures in St. Martin.

The Tugboat

This is an exciting wreck for divers to explore. At 45 feet/14 meters deep, the 50-foot Tugboat is located on the northern side of Tintamarre, lying upright, sunk intentionally around 15 years ago. Surrounding the boat are beds of eelgrass in which eagle rays and stingrays often hunt for food. The boat is covered in coral and is constantly surrounded by a diverse variety of marine life. A short distance away from the wreck, you can explore another beautiful reef, with another massive variety of marine life. Don’t miss out on exploring this unique St. Martin diving spot.

The Proselyte

The HMS Proselyte was built in the Netherlands in 1770 and wrecked in 1801 by a British crew on a reef on the Dutch side of St. Martin. Today, very little of the wooden ship can be distinguished from the reef that it crashed into, but it’s coral encrusted anchors and cannons make for one of the most beautiful underwater landscapes St. Martin has to offer. This popular diving spot is constantly teeming with marine life, including reef sharks, barracuda, angelfish, and, if you keep your eyes peeled, octopus. Make sure to check out this unique wreck on your St. Martin diving adventures.

La Renee

La Renee, like the Tugboat, is an intentionally sunk wreck. The perfect St. Martin adventure for more experienced divers, La Renee features a heavy coating of healthy growth and its own assortment of marine life. Le Renee’s depth means offers great visibility, so you can more easily explore the wreck’s unique array of corals and marine life. Expect to encounter barracuda, sharks, large schools of horse eyed jack fish, eagle rays, sea turtles, and giant stingrays. Don’t miss out on one of the best-advanced diving spots in St. Martin.

The Gregory

The Gregory is a beautiful natural wreck, sunk just 15 years ago, sitting under only 50 feet of water on the Dutch side of St. Martin. The Gregory is always surrounded by schools of fish and dozens of barracudas, and some amazing scorpion fish. Poking your head inside the wreck, you can see f glass fish, trumpet fish, and if you’re lucky, a sea turtle. The Gregory is a truly beautiful wreck to explore, so don’t miss this diving spot.

Planning your trip to St. Martin? Make sure to check out the amazing wrecks surrounding island. Call (914) 595-6450 to book tour today, and explore St. Martin’s exciting diving spots.