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Visit a Protected Wreck Site

The 53 protected wreck sites off England are historic shipwreck sites of the highest significance. Very few of these wrecks lie above water. Marine archaeology usually lies deep beneath the waves and out of sight of the majority of the population. To enable the public to access our submerged cultural heritage Historic England has supported the creation of:

  • Man and woman watching a virtual wreck site tour on a laptop

    Virtual Dive Trails

    A series of virtual dive trails of some fascinating wrecks that you can tour without getting wet.

  • A diver wearing SCUBA equipment prepares to climb up a ladder from a boat following a dive.

    Dive Trails

    Dive into history at a Historic England protected wreck site.