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Morehead City Travel Guide

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Scuba Diving

Two wreck sites popular for scuba diving are the former 255-foot German gunship Schurz, seized by the United States and sunk following a collision in 1918, and the Papoose, a 412-foot tanker sunk by a German torpedo in 1942, which is now inhabited by docile sand tiger sharks.

Olympus Dive Center. With three dive boats, Olympus Dive Center offers full- and half-day charters, special charters for divers seeking decompression certification, equipment rentals, and lessons. In addition to wreck excursions, it sponsors spearfishing charters and shark expeditions. 713 Shepard St., Morehead City, NC, 28557. 252/726–9432. www.olympusdiving.com.

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