13 Awesome Shipwrecks Around the World

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

Trover photo by Blayden Thompson

 

2. Moreton Island Wrecks in Tangalooma, Australia

Trover photo by Mark Fitz

 

3. Wrecks Along the Skeleton Coast Park in Kunene, Namibia

Trover photo by Cindy Baker

 

4. Wreck of the Hans Egede in Cliffe, England

Trover photo by Snappy David

 

5. Wreck of the HMQS Gayundah in Woody Point, Australia

Trover photo by Sue Whiteman

 

6. Diving the Wreck of the USNS Vandenberg near Key West, Florida

Trover photo by Adam Kiefer

 

7. SS Maheno Shipwreck on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia

Trover photo by Courtney Randolph

 

8. The Shipyard at Gaavelifaru in the Maldives

Trover photo by Swiss Nomads

 

9. Wreck of the SS Dicky on Dicky Beach in Queensland, Australia

Trover photo by Kristin Repsher

 

10. Wreck of the MV Panagiotis on Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos, Greece

Trover photo by TravelTess

 

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

Trover photo by Ai Long

 

13. The Bulwer Wrecks on Moreton Island in Brisbane, Australia

Trover photo by Mark Fitz

 

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!