Diving Nassau, Bahamas: The BBC Wreck
Bahamas BBC Wreck
In September of 2007, the BBC, with assistance from Stuart Cove's, purchased and scuttled an old tugboat to study the colonization of artificial reefs for their series "Life." A contest was held to name the boat, and the winners (a couple from Arizona) won a chance to dive on the newly-sunk wreck, which they dubbed "The Blue Plunder." Around Stuart Cove's, though, it's just called "The BBC Wreck."
As you can see, it's pretty small, and 4.5 years after sinking, doesn't have a whole lot living on it yet.
The view from inside the wheelhouse:
Here's a video on YouTube with a slideshow and some video footage about the sinking. The first two or so minutes are the best part; after that, it's basically just footage of BBC divers filming the wreck.
Please check out my entire Nassau underwater photo gallery here.