Amazing footage has emerged that captures the spooky insides a sunken ship explored by a group of free divers after being tipped off by locals.
Nicholas Ball has spent the last two years travelling the world with his family, and while exploring Guadeloupe, they were advised by locals to check out a sunken ferry.
They immediately put on their diving gear and after locating the ship on google maps, docked their boat close to it and dived under to see what they could find.
Their video shows the boat inside and out, mostly in tacked and looking almost frozen in time, but now home to the fish that lurk inside – including a lionfish, which can kill a human with one sting.
South Africa-based Nicholas said: “I remember the day we first got there, we picked up a mooring ball just off the town of Terre-de-Haut in Guadeloupe.
“Knowing nothing of the wreck we wondered into town and rented some mopeds to explore the island and somewhere along our journey we spoke with a few locals on what to do there – They mentioned a ferry that had sunk several years ago in the harbour.
“After finding this out we quickly found it on google maps and realised it was within swimming distance from the boat, so we swam over the following day with no expectations to find this incredible ship in such remarkably good condition.
“My friend Clement attached a GoPro to his chest and swam inside the boat, and I eventually plucked up the courage to go myself.
“My initial thought was that the boat would be an empty shell on the inside, I was amazed when I first poked my head through the door to see all the seats were still there as though it was frozen in time.
“The eerie feel truly knocked the breath out of me as I swam through to the door on the other side.
“It was scary to begin with, although the beauty overshadowed the fear soon enough, we saw several fish, including a lionfish!
“I don’t know much about the boat but from what I remember it was docked on the jetty when a big storm came through and broke its mooring lines, causing it to drift away from the jetty and sink only a couple hundred meters away.”
Nicholas came across the boat while travelling, which started two years earlier in Spain.
He said: “We’ve been traveling for two years now and have been all over, starting in Spain, sailing east and stopping in countries along the way until we got to Croatia.
“We then went west back across the med to the Canary Islands. We provisioned there before crossing this Atlantic to the Caribbean – This is where we swam the wreck.”
The spooky ship is believed to have been lost to a possible hurricane some years previous, but they never did get confirmation on exactly what happened.
Nick said: “We only know what we were told, but it was such a great experience, it’s exactly the sort of thing you hope to find when you set sail across the world.
“The ship certainly looked like the ocean had taken it for its own, but it was still vibrant and well put together which made it quite odd because you can still envision people sat on the seats.
“It was a great find, we’re hoping to see more things like this as we continue to travel for another few years.”
To follow Nick’s world travelling Journey visit his Instagram page.