Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia
By: Dave Clancy
I've been a certified diver since 1973. For many years I lived in Boston and spent much of my free time researching and diving on shipwrecks around New England. Sometime back in the 70s, some friends and I took a dive trip to Nova Scotia. It's a beautiful place and the diving is great. From that trip I especially remember going to see the wrecked freighter Costarican Trader on the rocks near Halifax. It was a big ship and a spectacular thing to see up close.
I didn't get back to Nova Scotia again until recently, when my interest was sparked by a promotional video called "Dive Nova Scotia." The video showed divers enjoying Nova Scotia hospitality, excellent underwater visibility, and an incredible collection of shipwrecks. In the summer of 2003, I got a group of my New England dive buddies together and we spent a week diving Nova Scotia wrecks. We had a great time and plan to go back regularly. To see some pictures of that trip, check out our Photo Galleries page.
These days I live in Florida, but the lure of those New England and Nova Scotia shipwrecks keeps calling me back every summer -- to jump in that ice-cold water!
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About this Website
Over the years, my wreck diving experiences have gotten me involved in many fascinating projects. And along the way, my friends and dive buddies have taught me everything I know about the subject. Without their help and coaching, I never would have accumulated the collection of shipwreck information and experiences that I have today.
In 2001, I created my first shipwreck website. It's called Hunting New England Shipwrecks. Creating it was a big job, but with the help of my friends and fellow divers, we pulled it all together. Then in 2004, with my new-found passion for Nova Scotia wrecks, I created this site. I like to think of it as a tribute to our Canadian friends.
If this is your first visit to this site, you may find its content somewhat overwhelming. In addition to many pages of information on wrecks, we've included a variety of background and related stuff. To make the site interesting and fun, we've kept the historical descriptions short and added lots of pictures, maps and charts. Also, we've included a Message Board, where you can post and read messages on wreck-related subjects.
All in all, we hope you will enjoy the site and tell your friends about it. And since a site like this is never complete, we hope you'll help us out by sending in some new information and pictures.
Good luck and safe diving!
And be sure to check out my other sites...
Hunting New England Shipwrecks and
Gulf Coast Shipwrecks
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