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Charleston Tug Wreck - Little River SC

Charleston Tug Wreck is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Little River, SC. This dive site has an average rating of 4.20 out of 5 from 5 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 51-60ft/16-18m. The average visibility is 26-30ft/8-9m.

From Coastal Scuba website:

"This artificial reef lies in 62 feet of water just off the coast of North Myrtle Beach. The 130 foot tug is sitting upright with the top at about 30 feet and bottoms out at 62 feet. This dive consistently produces the best inshore dive visibility. In the three seasons that it’s been underwater, the tug has attracted a wide assortment of wildlife. Typical species include Barracudas, Spanish Mackeral, Spade Fish, Black Sea Bass, and Gobies."

Ropes from the bow of the tug lead to several armored personnel carriers nearby. There are also several concrete pipes that have been placed around the tug for swim thrus.


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bennyO - 18 days 23 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 8/26/2009. Average viz: 81-90ft/25-27m.
Dive Buddy: Eric Lo
Visibility was outstanding
Remember to account for difference between 3mm and 5mm suit. 28lbs still too heavy tho.

Small tugboat w schools of Spanish mackerel, sea bass, grouper, multiple barracudas.

Striking visibility, really blue and clear, warmer in the Atlantic than I expected.

New gloves were kinda slippery on the anchor line
motoblade - 7/02/2023 12:12 AM
Rating Added: 5
Had great vis (100’) day we dove this wreck. Saw a massive ray and some flounders. Great sea life.
FtMillDiver - 1/22/2019 12:12 PM
Rating Added: 4
Good dive site with plenty of fish to see
GreggS - 7/03/2017 4:01 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/3/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Fun dive, but lower visabilty than it has been. Lots id fish, including cobia and barracuda. Tremendous amount of bait fish. A little current but not bad.
Coptrainer - 9/11/2016 11:27 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/11/2016. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
GreggS - 7/06/2015 6:08 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/6/2015. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Nice ocean dive. Interesting new reef wreck with lots of sea life to see. Following ropes to armored personnel carriers nearby was fun.