Wreck diving is an activity some SCUBA divers live for, and there are several good reasons for it. For one, wreck diving offers a tangible view of real pieces of history, something that cannot be matched by reading its story in a book. Another good reason to be excited about wreck diving is the transformation of enormous, once-powerful machinery into a tranquil, life-sustaining habitat for marine creatures. Sunken wrecks are so efficient at creating reef life where there may have been a suffering population or no life at all that huge objects like train cars, airplanes, and oil tankers are being deliberately sunk into seabeds all over the world. Every wreck represents the forming of new life, as strongly as they represent the end of one. Check out this footage of a wreck dive in North Carolina that is a wonderful example of both of these points on life’s timeline.