Today we're going to be looking at the top-five best wrecks around the world...
First up, we have the USS Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands. Because this US Navy submarine rescue-class vessel was purposely sunk, there are plenty of big open swim-throughs for you to see everything inside of her in crystal clear, shallow water.
Now we have the USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, located in Key West, Florida. On the Vandenberg, you can swim through a giant satellite dish, but you can't get WiFi. This artificial reef was drowned in 2009. You can free fall down 11 decks through a single elevator shaft and it's 158-metre long wreck. The Vandenberg was a missile tracking ship of the United States Navy.
The SS President Coolidge in Vanuatu is one of the largest, most accessible wrecks in the world. The ship was completed in the 1930s, but then sunk by mines in the 1940s. The Coolidge was a luxury ocean liner so, inside there, keep an eye out for the famous lady, which is a small statue of a woman riding a horse, along with chandeliers and the mosaic tile fountain. The ship was 22,000 tons and almost 200 metres long. Even though it's almost a century old, the ship itself is still mainly intact under water. You can still penetrate the holds and see plenty of second World War memorabilia, from gun shells to cannons.
Now she had to be on this list, is the SS Thistlegorm. She was sunk in the Second World War when a German bomber plane managed to hit her ammunitions magazine, which lit up the entire night sky with the explosion. You can still swim through each of her holds where you can still see the motorcycles and the trucks. There are even two locomotives that you can see on the Thistlegorm. Even though parts of her stern section were destroyed in the explosion, you can still see her massive artillery gun on the stern section.
And finally, we have Chuuk Lagoon in the South Pacific. Beneath the crystal clear waters of the South Pacific, an entire graveyard of Japanese aircraft. In the Second World War, over 60 Japanese warships and over 200 Japanese aircraft were sunk by Allied Forces. American forces launched a full-scale attack on Japan's main base in the South Pacific. The site was untouched for almost 25 years for fears of detonating unexploded bombs, but now you can explore all of the ships, planes and trucks that are filled with gas masks and bullet shells.
These are just our top five, but what are your favourite dive wrecks? Leave them in the comments below and as always, safe diving.