Shipwrecks offer a glimpse into the past, serve as artificial reefs for tropical marine life, and, let’s be honest, totally inspire our inner pirates and mermaids. What’s not to love?
Thankfully, the oceans and beaches of the world are dotted with thousands of shipwrecks just waiting to be explored, photographed, and gawked at. To kickstart your marine explorer mode, here are 13 of the Most Awesome Shipwrecks from Around the World:
1. The Wreck of the Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon
2. Moreton Island Wrecks in Tangalooma, Australia
3. Wrecks Along the Skeleton Coast Park in Kunene, Namibia
4. Wreck of the Hans Egede in Cliffe, England
5. Wreck of the HMQS Gayundah in Woody Point, Australia
6. Diving the Wreck of the USNS Vandenberg near Key West, Florida
7. SS Maheno Shipwreck on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia
8. The Shipyard at Gaavelifaru in the Maldives
9. Wreck of the SS Dicky on Dicky Beach in Queensland, Australia
10. Wreck of the MV Panagiotis on Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos, Greece
11. The Wreck of the HMNZS Canterbury in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
12. Wrecks at the Fathom Five National Marine Park in Tobermory, Ontario
13. The Bulwer Wrecks on Moreton Island in Brisbane, Australia
Want to see more awesome Shipwrecks on beaches and under oceans around the world? Check out the full list of Shipwrecks here, and don’t forget to share your own marine discoveries on Trover!