The Wreck of The Oosterdiep

A protected marine park, this dive site northwest of Meads Bay is a wreck that lies approximately 22 meters (75 feet) below the surface. The 150-foot (45 m) Oosterdiep drift aground in 1990 on a shoal at the south west entrance to Road Bay Harbor, and was deliberately sunk on the sandy bottom near Meads Bay after being stripped by a salvage yard. Marine life teems around the wreck including fireworms, shrimp, blue tang, snappers, jacks, arrowcrabs, and hundreds of garden eels that populate the sand. Next to the wreck, there is also a car wreck where spotted moray eels tend to hide.