Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
05/11/2007 2.63 USS Huron North Carolina, USA East
This is a bit of an old evaluation, but still salient. I've done more dives than I can count on this wreck, and it remains my best series of shore dives. Consequently, my comments. Also, bear in mind that I have not been on this wreck since 1994, but the fact that I saw more recent comments, suggest my points might be still valid.
1. They used to "mark" the buoy starting every Memorial Day, but beware as the buoy marker, if present, is approximate at best. Plan a first dive of the season to mark compass settings for future dives.
2. When the surge is strong, vis at the bow is really bad, but the stern will still be good. If you are prone to seasickness, make sure and take them or you will be miserable on the return swim.
3. On really good days, you can see parts of the ship from the surface.
4. Halfway between the Huron and the shore, and halfway between the Huron and Pier, is a sunken tugboat in about 10 feet of water, the parts that are visible change from dive to dive because of the sand. It's a nice way to break up the return.
5. For novice divers, pay attention to the shore current.
Lastly, I had done the Huron as the map for my DM certification. If I can find it, I'll post the compass headings and map at the time.