There's A Scuba Park Hiding In North Carolina That's Perfect For Your Next Adventure
North Carolina is brimming with all sorts of fun adventures. From awesome tree-top activities to a spine-tingling mile-high swinging bridge and rapids made for the ultimate rafting experience, the Tar Heel State never disappoints when it comes to epic outdoor fun. And that continues even if the fun happens to be underwater, as is the case with Fantasy Lake Scuba Park. (Now called Fantasy Lake Adventure Park)
Whether you love the new name, Fantasy Lake Adventure Park or still call it the old standby, Fantasy Lake Scuba Park, it is located on Quarry Road in Rolesville, North Carolina. They’re open 365 days per year for daytime and night diving adventures. For a list of fees, and to print a release statement you’ll need to bring with you, visit its official website.
For another scuba diving adventure in North Carolina check out the Blue Stone Dive Resort, another man-made lake created from an old quarry.
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Where can you go scuba diving in North Carolina?
Besides Fantasy Lake North Carolina, the man-made diving lake made from an old quarry, there are a few other places to go scuba diving in the state. If you are interested in dive centers or some of the best places to dive on your own, you have plenty of options. Here is a list of places to go scuba diving in North Carolina:
- Olympus Dive Center, Morehead City, NC: From training, gear, and some of the best guided diving trips you'll find in NC, Olympus is a top-notch diving center.
- Discovery Diving Co Inc, Beaufort, NC: Explore the graveyard of the Atlantic with guided dives, get certified as an instructor, or simply learn to scuba dive on our own.
- Aquatic Safaris SCUBA Center, Wilmington, NC: Everything from gear repair to guided dives, scuba classes, and certifications. Explore shipwrecks off the shore of Wrightsville Beach.
If you are looking for the best places to dive off the coast of North Carolina here are a few of the best places to find shipwrecks and aquatic life:
- Nags Head: This beach town on the outer banks of NC offers some of the best dive spots around. They call this area the Graveyard of the Atlantic because of the number of submerged shipwrecks. The USS Huron is a popular underwater shipwreck to explore near Nags Head.
- Cape Hatteras: The Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras is another great spot to dive for shipwrecks lost at sea. It's also a hot spot for diving with sand tiger sharks.
- Crystal Coast: The Crystal Coast in Morehead City is another top spot for exploring shipwrecks. From the famous U-352, the first German U-boat sunk in WWII, to the Russian Ashkhabad tanker built during WWI but sunk during WWII, or the 312-foot-long freighter, Normannia that sunk in 1924 after being damaged in a storm, there are dozens and dozens of shipwrecks to explore.