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The World's Best Wreck Dives

The World's Best Wreck Dives

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S.S. Sapona, Bahamas

Wrecked off the coast of Bimini Island in the Bahamas, S.S. Sapona has a remarkable history that has attracted a strong following of shipwreck divers.

Commissioned by US President Woodrow Wilson to serve in World War One, she only completed one wartime transport before the armistice was signed. After the war she was sold and spent a few years rum smuggling during the prohibition era. S.S. Sapona ran aground during a violent hurricane in 1926 and has been lying in the Bahamas ever since.

However, her wartime service was not over, with the US armed forces using S.S. Sapona for machine gun and bombing target practice during World War Two.

These days her concrete hull is teeming with vibrant marine life and corals, and thrill seekers often climb her nine metre tall superstructure to jump into the crystal blue waters below. With depths of up to six metres, S.S. Sapona is an easy dive for beginners, and can be visited as part of a private cruise or superyacht charter.

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