Aquatic Safaris. Wrecks, such as the World War II oil tanker John D. Gill, sunk by Germans in 1942, make for exciting scuba diving off the Cape Fear Coast. Aquatic Safaris has charter trips to about 30 wrecks and other dive sites on two dive boats. Charters cost $55 to $170 per person and take place between May and October when the water is warmer. 7220 Wrightsville Ave., Suite A, North Metro, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403. 910/392–4386; www.aquaticsafaris.com.