St. Martin / Sint Maarten Wrecks

The shipwrecks off the south side of Sint Maarten provide a solid substrate and so were not as much damaged by the recent hurricane as the reefs and sponge gardens were. Many of these wrecks were sunk as diving attractions and fish habitats.

wreck wreck wreck soldierfish in sailboat wreck soldierfish under wreck wreck prop

The original Simpson Bay bridge was replaced by a small drawbridge on the road to the airport. The girders of the original bridge provide a colorful fish habitat.

bridge wreck bridge wreck life on bridge girders life on girders life on girders

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Last modified 29 January 2009