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Markham is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Wilmington, NC. This dive site has an average rating of 3.95 out of 5 from 19 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 81-90ft/25-27m.

The Markham is a 320-foot US Army Corps of Engineers dredge that was sunk in the Artificial Reef area AR-386 close to the Hyde dredge.

The Markham is 340 ft long ocean going hopper dredge. It spent most of it’s time working in the Great Lakes. It was the Cadillac of hopper dredges back in the 1960’s with many new innovations which included bow thrusters and an advanced pumpout system. Now the Markham sits 18 miles out of Masonboro Inlet in 85 ft of water. It was sunk by the NC Division of Marine Fisheries in 1994. Two days before the sinking it was realized the Markham was too large to be sunk upright as originally planned. It was decided that the Markham would have to be sunk on its side to allow enough clearance for ship traffic. Now it rests on its port side slowly sinking into the bedrock. The Markham is a very popular dive. It is a few hundred yards away from the Hyde which makes for a good combination of dives. Like the Hyde, during the summer months sand tiger sharks make this wreck their home. One of the highlights of this wreck is the massive prop on it’s stern.
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CrimeDiver - 21 days 10 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 7/17/2016. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Great Dive.... saw several sharks and a huge turtle. Going into the ship a shark came out the same hole I was going in, a little nerve racking. Lots of fish as well.
Sharkyjones - 9/03/2016 12:18 PM
Rating Added: 3
Good dive, nice visibility saw one Sand Tiger July 16
lindy - 1/13/2015 3:58 PM
Rating Added: 4
amazing wreck ~18miles off the coast of wrightsville beach! great vis & lots of sharks in september 2014.
watergypsy - 10/22/2014 10:09 PM
Rating Added: 4
Did night dive: bioluminescense and squid!
adkinssp - 7/16/2014 11:03 AM
Dove this site in June and will be there again this weekend.
Great dive, had a very up close and personal encounter with a Sand Tiger shark (it wasn’t planned).
tattooedjeeper - 4/29/2014 6:42 AM
Rating Added: 4
Great visibility when we were there ( 4-27-14 ) and only a slight current. Lots of amber jacks as well...
mike2114 - 4/09/2014 8:00 AM
Rating Added: 3
Good dive. Did not see much marive life. The visibility was only about 10feet.
hogfish - 5/09/2012 9:39 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/5/2012. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Great dive, bullshark close encouter
Love2DiveGirl - 3/04/2012 7:39 PM
Rating Added: 5
Awesome dive with lots of sharks!