Sint Eustatius or “Statia” — part of the Dutch Caribbean — has several modern shipwrecks, but one of them stands for all: the Charles L. Brown, a former cable layer, purpose-sunk in 2003. The boat lies on its side in a sandy area from 50 to 100 feet deep. Statia’s good visibility makes this dive special because you can almost see the whole wreck at once. Being isolated makes it a popular hangout for a large diversity of life — and an amazing school of horse-eyed jacks. Yet few divers have actually seen this wreck because of the limited number of visitors to the island. I experienced a solo dive on this beast made of steel — a unique sensation.
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