The Suloide is a 338 foot long freighter that is in 65 feet of water. About 12 miles southwest of the Beaufort Inlet, it usually takes about forty-five minutes to reach this dive site after leaving the inlet. The high part of this wreck is the boilers. It makes a nice second dive after a deeper dive.
During the summer, the water temperature ranges from the upper 70's to the low 80's. Visibility averages 30 feet, but can get up to 50-60 feet. The ship rests on a nice sandy bottom. Schools of sheephead and spadefish frequent his wreck. Flounder can be found in the sand around this wreck and sea bass can be found on and around the wreck.
Constructed in Germany, it was originally named the Maceio and was later changed to the Amassia. After it was sold to Lloyd Brasileiro, it was renamed the Suloide. In March of 1943, the Suloide was loaded with manganese ore in Trinidad and was bound for New York. As the Suloide was making its way along the coast, it struck the wreck of the W. E. Hutton causing a large gash to be made in its hull. The No. 1 hold quickly filled with water. The Suloide drifted about a mile toward shore before it slipped below the water.
Because the wreck was upright, it was a navigational hazard. On March 17, 1944, the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant started blasting the Suloide. After two months, 20 tons of dynamite had been used. They also wire-dragged the Suloide to remove any high spots remaining. Even though the Suloide was leveled, there is a distinctive outline to the wreck in which plates and beams are scattered around the bottom.