Watch Top Bird's Eye Views of Shipwrecks

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Shipwreck Beach Lanai

iDrone Hawaii

Lanai is the smallest of the publicly accessible Hawaiian Islands.  The location of the island creates strong winds and treacherous Pacific Ocean currents which have caused many shipwrecks over the years.  In this video, contributor iDrone Hawaii uses a DJI Phantom 4 drone to fly over a wreck off of Lanai's Shipwreck Beach, so called because of the number of wrecks which inhabit the sea bottom off the island's shores.

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Three Stars Shipwreck Akrotiri Limassol Cyprus

Iain Jordan

With its location along key shipping routes in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus has become the final resting place of many ships going back to the Antiquity.  Wrecks of both older and more recent vintage dot the waters surrounding the island, the third largest in the Mediterranean.  Contributor Iain Jordan used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this amazing aerial video of the Akrotiri Limassol (Three Stars) shipwreck which sank in the waters of the Mediterranean after catching fire in 1972.  

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Sugar Wreck, Bahamas

msember

The Bahamas, which sits in the Bermuda Triangle, has always presented a navigational challenge to the many ships operating in the area.  Contributor msmember flew his drone over a Bahamas shipwreck, this of a molasses carrier which sank in the early 1900's.  The crystal-blue waters allow the aerial observer to clearly see the outline of the ship, making for an outstanding bird's eye perspective.

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FPV Ship Wreck

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While most drone videos of shipwrecks are from stabilized camera drones, certain (very brave) first person view (FPV) pilots have begun to discover these sunken vessels as well.  In this video, contributor and FPV pilot Jab1a took some time out from a race in Spain to fly his FPV quadcopter over a wreck off the island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea.  Prepare to be amazed by this one.

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Shipwreck off of San Andrés Island

la.drones

San Andres is an island in the Caribbean.  It is a territory of Colombia, the mainland of which lies well to its south.  Because of its location relative to busy shipping lanes, San Andres is the site of many shipwrecks.  In this video, top contributor la.drones flies a drone over one of these wrecks near Rocky Cay, producing an amazing aerial perspective through the deep blue Caribbean waters. 

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Malta Shipwreck

Chris Borg

By virtue of its position in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea's busy sea lanes, Malta has always seen more than its share of shipwrecks.  While most of the wrecks surrounding Malta and its subsidiary islands are old, some are quite new.  In this video, contributor Chris Borg used his DJI Mavic Pro drone to film create a short clip of one of these recent wrecks: the Togo-flagged Hephaestus, a ship that ran aground during a storm at Qawra Point on February 10th, 2018.

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The Ghost Ship Evangelia

mariansterea

Contributor Mariansteria created this epic drone video of one of the most famous shipwrecks in the Black Sea.  The Evangelia was a refrigerated cargo ship which was wrecked near the Romanian seaport city of Constanta (Costinești, home of the largest port on the Black Sea) in 1968.  The video contains some epic head-on and overhead shots of the extremely eerie looking 7k+ ton gross ton rusting ship, which stands nearly upright in shallow waters.  

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The Shipwreck of M/V Kaptan Ismail Hakki

Drone Solutions Greece

Drone Solutions Greece shot this excellent aerial video of one of Greece's many shipwrecks.  In 1978, the Captan Ismail Hakki sank in shallow waters near Lakonia, at the southern tip of mainland Greece.  The rusting hulk lies in 12 meters (about 40 ft.) of water just 100 meters (about 330 ft.) offshore.  For unknown reasons, the small (30 meter, 100 ft) ship sank carrying a supply of iron ore.  

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Navagio 'Shipwreck' Beach, Greece. Simply Spectacular!

Jetofisher

Behold this spectacular drone video from Jetofisher of one of the world's most well known shipwrecks.  In 1980, the freighter MV Panagiotis ran aground in the waters off of Zakynthos, one of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea.  The ship was rumored to be carrying contraband.  Its final resting place is on a beautiful cove on Nevagio Beach, which is nicknamed "Smugglers Cove".  Zakynthos (also called Zante) is the southernmost of the group of Greek islands to the west of the mainland.  

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Sandy Ground Road Bay Anguilla Shipwrecks

Iain Jordan

The Caribbean Sea has always been a place of shipwrecks, particularly before the age of modern navigation.  With its position in the northeastern corner of the Lesser Antilles islands, and with numerous shallow spots and once-uncharted sand bars, Anguilla has seen more than its share of ships running aground or sinking off its shores.  In this video by Iain Jordan, you'll get an aerial view of some of these wrecks off of Sandy Ground Road Bay on the northern side of the island.   

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Ship That Ran Aground

Arsen Poshotian

If you think shipwrecks are a thing of the distant past, check out this amazing aerial view of a very recent shipwreck in Cyprus, courtesy of contributor Arsen Poshotian.  In December, 2011, the 80 meter (around 265 ft.) Sierra Leone-flagged ship was headed from Limassol on Cyprus to the Greek island of Rhodes (Rodos).  It hit a storm and ran aground near the port of Pegeia on the far western end of the island, with all crew members rescued.    The ship is off-limits to divers.  

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AnotherView from AnotherPlace ( Greece - Shipwreck )

Kyriakos - AnotherView

Kyriakos - AnotherView created this drone video of a shipwreck in an area of Northern Greece.  Epanomi is a town on the Bay of Thessaloniki in the region of Central Macedonia.  Located about a half hour drive from the great port city of Thessaloniki, it's one of the oldest cities in Macedonia.  Thessaloniki is the country's biggest seaport.  Given the historically heavy ship traffic on the narrow approaches to the port, it's not surprising that shipwrecks have occurred here.  

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Shipwreck diving

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Underwater Shipwreck

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