Atlantic Wreck Diver’s Charter Boats and Wrecks



Deep Explorer, Virginia Beach, VA.

Wes Watlington is the owner and captain of the fiberglass 32 foot diesel powered Deep Explorer. The boat was built for diving by Wes and his father in 1995. The boat runs at about 17 knots and can go to most wrecks as far South as the North Carolina boarder to wrecks North of Cape Charles. There is lots of cabin room with four bunks and a head up forward. The club usually limits the boat to five divers. The boat is docked at the Lynnhaven Municipal Marina just off Shore Drive near the Lynnhaven inlet (See Directions).

See: The Wrecks We Visit on the Deep Explorer

Margie II, Hatteras, NC.

Captain Art is the owner and Captain of the Margie II, a fiberglass 35 foot diesel powered dive boat that Captain Art had built to his requirements for diving in the Hatteras area. The boat is fast and carries up to 10 divers, although the club limits it to 8 divers for most trips. The cabin is roomy with a table and bench seats. Travel time to most wrecks is less than two hours. The Margie II is docked at Teach’s Lair Marina which is the last marina before the Ferry terminal. The boat can go to most of the known wrecks in the Cape Hatteras area. (See boat directions)

See: The Wrecks We Visit on the Margie II

For a Map of the North Carolina Wrecks

For more detailed information, See The Ships We Dive
 

Miss Lindsey, Virginia Beach, VA.

Captains Charlie and Mike Hillier run the Miss Lindsey as part of the Lynnhaven Dive Shop business. The boat is a large, fast and comfortable crew boat that normally holds up to 21 divers, although for the long overnight trips this is limited to 14 for bunk accommodations. There is a compressor on board for long trips and tanks are filled between dives. The club uses this boat because of the overnight comfort and the ability to go to. The boat is at the South side of Rudee Inlet (See Directions). For more details and a picture visit Lynnhaven Dive Center’s web page for the Miss Lindsey.

See: The Wrecks We Visit on the Miss Lindsey

For more detailed Pictures, See The Ships We Dive

Or visit: Mike Boring’s web site

Or: John Conway’s web site listing of Virginia Beach wrecks

Roie Lee, Chincoteague, VA.

The Roie Lee is a wooden boat built for fishing in 1955. It is diesel powered with a roomy back cockpit for six divers and gear. Captain Billy Birch operates the boat for the owner, Doug Daisey. The club has used the boat since 1972 to dive the wrecks reachable from Chincoteague, Virginia where it is docked at the South end of the Island. Fishing is a frequent activity between dives and fish and lobsters are expected on most dives. (See Directions)

Some of the many wrecks that Captain Birch takes us to are:

S.S. Monroe - a passenger ship

"Sub Wreck" – an old steel freighter

Several wooden barges

"The steel sailing ship"

"The wooden sailing ship"

S.S. Atwater and S.S. Bone

Coral Beds (for lobsters)

For more detailed Pictures, See The Ships We Dive
 

Titan America, Ocean City, MD.

The Titan America is a twin diesel 42 foot crew boat that cruises at about 17 knots and is skippered by Captain Rick Younger. There is plenty of rear deck room with a ventilated cabin, dinette with microwave and two bunks. The boat is docked in West Ocean City, Maryland next to the municipal boat ramp and makes day trips and on Saturday night there is usually a night dive. (See Directions)

See: The Wrecks We Visit on the Titan America

For more detailed Pictures, See The Ships We Dive
 

Wreck Master, Virginia Beach, VA.

Captain John Conway owns and operates the Wreck Master out of Virginia Beach. The boat is a 55 foot, fast and comfortable crew boat that normally holds up to 10 divers or more, although for the long overnight trips this is limited to 6 for bunk accommodations. For more details on the boat, visit John’s Boat page

The boat is docked at the marina on the west side of Great Neck road. (See Directions).

See: The Wrecks We Visit on the Wreck Master

For more detailed information, See The Ships We Dive

Or visit John Conway’s web site listing of Virginia Beach wrecks

Or, Mike Boring’s wreck page


Directions to boats:

Deep Explorer, Virginia Beach, VA.

The boat is docked at Lynnhaven Inlet municipal harbor. It is at the end of the road which exits Shore Drive on the East side of the Lynnhaven Bridge.

Margie II, Hatteras, NC

The boat is docked at Teach’s Lair in Hatteras. It is the last marina on the right, before the ferry terminal.

Miss Lindsey, Virginia Beach, VA.

The boat is docked at the south side of Rudee Inlet on the Ocean side. There is plenty of dockside parking.

Roie Lee, Chincoteague, VA.

The boat is docked at Merritt harbor at the south end of Chincoteague. Go South to the end of the road, as just before the campground entrance, turn left. The Roie Lee is about the fifth one on the left.

Titan America, Ocean City, MD.

The boat is docked at West Ocean City, next to the municipal boat ramp. See Map

Wreck Master, Virginia Beach, VA

The boat is currently docked at the marina on the west side of Great Neck Road just before the bridge a couple blocks south of Shore drive and just East of Lynnhaven Inlet. The boat is near the fuel dock.


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