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Indra (AR-330) - Morehead City NC

Indra (AR-330) is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Morehead City, NC. This dive site has an average rating of 3.96 out of 5 from 57 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 26-30ft/8-9m.

Name: Indra (ARL-37/LST-1147)
Type: Landing craft repair ship
Date Sunk: 1992
Cause: Artificial reef program (AR-330)
Size: 328 x 50 x 14
Tonnage: 2125 tons
Propulsion: Diesel
Location: 21739.5/39570.2 & 21739.5/39570.8 (loran)
Speed: 12 knots
Armanment: (1) 3" and (8) 40mm
Crew Complement: 253

After two decades in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Indra was recommissioned in December 1967. She arrived in the Republic of Vietnam in May 1968 to serve as a tender and floating base for the Mobile Riverine Force. Following her return to the United States, she decommissioned in May 1970 and rejoined the Reserve Fleet. Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1989, USS Indra was disposed of by transfer to the State of North Carolina in January 1992.

This is one of those dives that can be a pleasant surprise for the off-shore NC deep diver — one can actually take a leisurely stroll around the wreck without having to worry about decompression time or checking your pressure gauge every couple of minutes! Just don’t come here too often— and don’t come here expecting offshore conditions. It is pretty rare for the viz or temp to approach Gulf Stream conditions, but it can happen! The wreck is so close to the surface though that any bright sun will make the viz appear better than it would be on deeper wreck. The Indra hull is completely intact so navigation is easy.

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GreggS - 10/11/2021 12:45 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/8/2021. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Chartered with Discovery Diving, Beaufort, NC. We had much better conditions than the first time we dove the Indra. Visibility was 50-75’ with only minimal surge or current. Some parts of the ship had collapsed since the other time we dove it 5 years ago so it was like a completely different wreck. There was a wide and abundant assortment of sea life including barracuda, amberjack, spadefish, sea cucumbers, starfish, and huge balls of baitfish. Some people reported seeing flounder and even a bull shark but we missed those. Very enjoyable dive. The crew also ran a line from the ship to a nearby barge that we went to on the 2nd dive.
Kmart - 6/26/2021 7:36 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/25/2021. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
24 lbs, 14 in lead rest be with weight
65’ max depth
taylorharris50 - 7/31/2019 1:10 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/24/2019. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m.
taylorharris50 - 7/31/2019 1:10 PM
3rd and 4th dives on the Indra this month after a 5 year gap. She has been ripped apart by recent hurricanes. Better to be diving than not but 5-10’ viz, rough seas, and a battered wreck made for an unimpressive day.
GC2197 - 5/27/2019 1:03 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/16/2015. Average viz: 61-70ft/19-21m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
GC2197 - 5/27/2019 1:00 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/26/2015. Average viz: 61-70ft/19-21m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
GC2197 - 5/27/2019 12:58 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/14/2015. Average viz: 61-70ft/19-21m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
TheGraveyardDiver - 3/12/2019 10:11 PM
Rating Added: 3
TinaLouise - 1/22/2018 10:00 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/12/2017. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
GreggS - 10/08/2017 9:02 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/6/2017. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Very low visibility with a side to side surge and slight current from bow of the wreck to the stern. Lots of sea life. Water temps around 80 degrees. Interesting wreck, hope to do it again sometime and hope for better vis.
GreggS - 10/25/2017 11:19 AM
Yeah, just my luck. Seems like every time I take Terri on an ocean dive, the viz is terrible. One of these days...
yardpro - 11/08/2016 11:57 AM
Dove the Indra sunday 11/6/16 and what a difference after the hurricane...

the Bow and stern are the only things intact, the sides have collapsed, the starboard hull side had fallen over the steel sailboat that was lying against it.

TOTALLY different wreck, very cool now... I was "over" the indra as i dive it so much but now i an interested as it is a totally different wreck now..

Vis was an awesome 40’ for there.
Lyonidas - 11/01/2016 9:35 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/30/2016. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
Lyonidas - 11/01/2016 9:32 PM
Dive here in 10/30/16. Average visibility was 25-30 ft, water temp was 69°f
JMH115 - 8/28/2016 11:13 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/14/2016. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Swam inside the wreck for an hour. Great dive. Need to be careful. Cables and beams hanging down. Some spaces are tight.
opelika294 - 6/16/2016 10:33 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/14/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
LatitudeAdjustment - 9/05/2015 6:33 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/29/2015. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
3 mil, DSS BP&W, D2D Redneck Shark Fest on Olympus with Bill Ennis, Floyd Newman and Jim Stradling. 32% EAN Upper deck has nice coral growth, lot’s of fish and arrow crabs.
opelika294 - 8/14/2015 8:37 AM
I went scuba diving here on 8/9/2015. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
One of the best wrecks I have dove on. Lots to see on the wreck as well as an abundance of sea life. Very little current.
bustem55 - 7/19/2015 7:30 AM
Rating Added: 4
July 17th 2015 Really cool wreck with lots of places to penetrate the wreck. Really enjoyed this one but the vis was still not great after the storms on Tues and Wed.
yardpro - 9/13/2014 11:10 AM
Rating Added: 3
I have MANY dives here. It has really taken a beating through the last few hurricanes.
Vis ranges from 50’ to 5’
nice because it is close enough to take our boat
taylorharris50 - 6/30/2014 5:54 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/29/2014. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m.