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North Carolina

The Felvers (Denny and Paula) traveled to Morehead City for a long weekend of diving.  We started our diving on June 9th with Olympus Dive Center.  We were leaving the protection of the barrier islands when the waves would push the boat to a stop while we climbed the wave.  It was decided that the wind waimg_2986
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We went back to Morehead City.  It was suggested we go to the aquarium or go see the lighthouse and wild horses.  We decided as a group to see the lighthouse and wild horses.  That turned out to be a great idea.

Friday June 10th, 2011, we arrived early at Olympus Dive Center.  The wind was not quite as bad as on Thursday.  We were going to dive but not on the outer banks.  Soon we were told to gear up. The dive briefing told us about a wreck named the Indra. 

The Indra is a 328' Landing Craft Repair Ship, sunk in 1992 just off Morehead City as part of the artificial reef system. It sits in appox. 65-70' depth.  The wreck was intact with good marine growth.  

The second dive of the day was the W. E. Hutton.  It was sunk March 18, 1942 by the German U-boat, U-124.  Thirteen lives were lost during the sinking.  Further information about the W. E. Hutton can be found here·

 e the U -352 a few years ago.  Paula and I were excited to be diving a wreck of a submarine that stalked the coast during WWII. The wreck of the U-352 did not disappoint us.  We were in awe of this wreck.  We stuck the cameras in every nook and cranny attemping to get a look inside the submarine.

Select this link to view all the pictures from North Carolina.·

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The last dive of the trip was on the USCG Spar that was sunk as an artifical reef June of 2004.  The wreck is at the 100 foot level.  The ship has plenty of marine life and is easy to penetrate.