Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans is a dedicated wreckhead, and here he talks about wrecks – both genuine shipwrecks (maritime accidents and wartime incidents) and artificial reefs – and discusses why purpose-sunk wrecks are sometimes derided as not being ‘genuine' wrecks. But is this fair?

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Mark Saxby
Mark Saxby
10 months ago

Surely the point of artificial reefs is first to be a reef.

The fact that they are wrecks that attract divers is a positive side-effect, not their purpose.

Neil Turton
Neil Turton
10 months ago

If a vessel has not been wrecked then it is not a wreck.