Are you an adventure seeker? Do you love a thrill? Do you want your life to feel like an epic novel or movie? There are many action sports that can raise the adrenaline in your body and give you that rush that you desire. A whole new sport called shipwrecking has been sweeping the New York area. As if scuba diving wasn't heart pumping enough, you can now plunge under the depths of the sea and be an adventurer seeking treasure! What are your friends going to say when you tell them that you are diving down for hidden treasure? How would your life be if you actually found that treasure?
If you live in New York or New Jersey, you are in luck for some fun scuba diving adventures. Before there was technology, many ships crashed into each other in the New York Harbor. There are literally almost hundreds of ship wrecks that you can scuba dive down to and explore. The rush from finding these shipwrecks is breathtaking. Going from seeing nothing but foggy water to seeing a beautiful piece of history under water is something that can only be described by truly experiencing it.
Off of the New Jersey and Long Island coastlines there are so many shipwrecks that it has been dubbed "Wreck Alley" to those in the scuba diving community. This is like a treasure trove for those who are into shipwrecking. There are wrecks all the way back to the 1800s, as well as World War 1 and World War 2 wrecks. This is just about one of the most interactive ways I know of that you could go and experience history first had, short of maybe a ghost coming and telling you his stories!
Some of these wrecks are still in such good condition that those who are scuba diving can go through entire ships. They are able to find 100 year old artifacts that are pieces of history. These artifacts can be kept, given to museums, or even sold to collectors. This hobby is almost like a mix of high intensity scuba diving, prospecting, and metal detecting. I can't think of anything more entertaining to do underwater in New York short of spotting remains of what people have dumped down there! If you are someone who wants to get away from it all in New York, I can't think of a better way to do it! This is about as far away from people as you can really get in the New York area.
There are even shipwreck maps, books, websites, and charts that you can get to make you more familiar with the famed Wreck Alley. After shipwrecking for many years you will be able to know the layout of Wreck Alley just like a hiker would be familiar with his favorite mountain range. You will soon find your favorite wrecks to visit, and continue to find more and more shipwrecks to excite you.
Shipwrecking is a great addition to your already flourishing hobby of Scuba Diving. Whether you are looking for more adventure in your life, a way to get away from it all, a look into history, or just a big rush for your system, this is an awesome way to fulfill your needs. You will always have great topic for conversation at parties or with the family. Everyone wants to talk to an adventurer about their adventures! Good luck in your scuba diving adventures! Hopefully you will discover not only new shipwrecks in under the sea, but a whole new high excitement passion and hobby in your life.