Shipwrecks attract bountiful marine life and are often popular destinations for diving and snorkeling. Historic wrecks hold mystery and tell stories of our nation’s past.

Within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, there are many opportunities for divers and snorkelers to explore the underwater treasures. However, like other resources in the sanctuary, cultural resources are protected. Protection of these maritime resources helps to preserve and further study our historic use of our nation's coastal waters.