Visiting Your Sanctuary Introduction

View of the ocean
Looking out into the Graveyard of the Atlantic.

The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is located 16 miles south-southeast of the Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Lighthouse. Because of its location and environment it is impossible for the majority of the public to visit the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. Private research diving permits are available by contacting the sanctuary office.

Weather and sea surface conditions can be unpredictable at the Monitor so make sure you have the most up-to-date weather information before you leave shore. The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary has installed a NOAA data buoy to help provide realtime weather conditions for mariners, fishermen and divers who may be visiting the area.

Learn more about diving in the Monitor and other national marine sanctuaries by clicking here.

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