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Carl Gerhard is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Nags Head, NC. This dive site has an average rating of 3.50 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 16-20ft/5-6m.

The Carl Gerhard was a 244’ long freighter that ran over the bar off Kill Devil Hills on 24 September 1929 after stumbling around in a storm for 5 days. Ironically, the Gerhard struck the partially submerged remains of the Kyzickes, which met the same fate two years earlier. Individuals from 4 Coast Guard Stations met at the scene and worked to rescue the crew with no loss of life. The Carl Gerhard was a total loss and quickly began to break apart.

Today, the Carl Gerhard rests just offshore of Kill Devil Hills. Known as part of the "Triangle Wreck," the site consists of the Gerhard and the two sections of the Kyzickes and is popular with surf fishermen as well as divers. Visibility is generally better at this site than at the further south USS Huron; divers can check with the nearby lifeguard for current conditions. Best dove at high tide after a period of little wind, divers can see scattered hull plates and other wreckage resting in 15’ of water; the bow faces towards the beach. The site is accessible via a beach road; divers can walk south down the beach approximately 100m, until in line with the Kill Devil Hills water tower. Swimming 100m offshore should place one over wreckage which many times is visible from the surface as sections rise to within 5’ of it. Tautog, sea bass, bluefish, and copious amounts of mussels can be found amongst the wreckage.

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wns123 - 3/21/2013 7:54 AM
Rating Added: 4
Diving the u 85 out of Manio N.C. small but good dive