The Proteus is a 406-foot passenger-freighter which took its final position off Ocracoke Island on August 19, 1918 when she collided with the S.S. Cushing. It currently sits in 120 fsw with its highest part at about 90 feet of water. Much of the ship is still in one peice with several parts still intact such as a brass wheel on the stern deck and others. Visibility on this site ranges at about 60+ feet and the aquadic life will leave you wanting more. Aquadic life found here includes sea bass, pompano and several tropical fish (including the angelfish). This site is visited our an Extended Day Dive Trip.