Our Mission

"To promote understanding of the economic and ecological benefits of Artificial Reefs in Eastern North Carolina, in order to raise money for the sinking of new Shipwrecks for the enjoyment of SCUBA Divers and Sports Fisherman along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina."

Upcoming Event!

Date:  Saturday January 7th 4-8pm

Where:  The Tow Boat US facility Dock by the Morehead City Port Terminal.

What:   Tour the vessel Fort Fisher our next shipwreck artificial reef.

The Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA) INVITES YOU to join us on Saturday January 7th 4-8pm at the Tow Boat US facility by the Morehead City Port. Tour the Fort Fisher Tugboat before it is sunk as a new Artificial Reef this spring! Enjoy music, food and drinks while touring the boat. The Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association in partnership with the NC Division of Marine Fisheries Reef Program, The Big Rock, Olympus Diving, Discovery Diving & many other shipwreck reef enthusiasts sunk two tugs by the Indra, off our coast, in May (we hope all of you have had the chance to fish or dive them!)  We are now working on sinking the next two tugs the first of which is the Fort Fisher. A Big ship Reef is in the plans for the future.

The Fort Fisher was operated by Moran Towing at the Morehead City Port and they have graciously agreed to donate the vessel to the ocean’s health and habitat enhancement off of our coast via ECARA.


Contact: Discovery Diving for more information or to sign up or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-fisher-artificial-reef-preview-tickets-30523576840


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