If there’s one thing that will get both diving enthusiasts’ and historians’ hearts aflutter, it’s a good shipwreck. There are hundreds—and then some!—around the world, and that's only counting those that have been discovered. Some can be visited today with the safety of a diving suit and professional diving classes. Others can’t be explored in person, but are visible from the comfort and dry distance of a sandy shore. And some require a bit of faith in the words of historians and other divers.
Trained diver or not, you’re going to want to know about these 10 shipwrecks. Some are paradises for adventurers seeking close encounters with local reef wildlife; a few were intentionally sent to a watery death to create artificial reefs for different marine species. If you’re into wartime supplies and artillery, there are even a few on this list that haven’t been touched since going under during World War II. And even if you’re just a fan of pretty underwater photos, you’re in the right place.