3 Tips For a Successful In-Shore Dive Charter
Explore exciting dive sites right out your back door!
In-shore diving provides a great opportunity for scuba enthusiasts to navigate the waters below and experience marine life and unique dive sites!
At Carolina Scuba, we have a variety of dive charters both in-shore and off-shore for you to enjoy! Learn more about in-shore diving today!
What is in-shore diving?
In-shore diving means that you’re diving from shore instead of off of a boat, and just because they’re from the shore, don’t let them fool you — in-shore dives can range in difficulty (they’re not always beginner-friendly) so it’s important to ensure that the dive you’re interested in, is tailored to your dive experience.
The in-shore dive charters at Carolina Scuba are a bit different than traditional in-shore diving and involve a shorter boat ride and reach a maximum depth of 50 to 70 feet.
Making Your In-Shore Dive Charter Successful
When participating in an in-shore dive charter, there are a couple of things that can make it more enjoyable and make your trip a success.
Ask about a snorkel.
Even though you’re diving from shore, there is a possibility that the dive site is a way out, and for this, a snorkel may be needed. Always check with the dive charter and see if you need to bring one along or if they provide them.
Because our in-shore dive charters are on a boat, we’ll always have places for you to store additional equipment.
Pack a compass.
The open water is vast and wide the further you get from shore, so it’s important that you pack a compass and know how to use it so you’re able to find your way back to the shore.
For our in-shore dive charters, we require that each diver has a computer.
Make sure the dive site is safe and accessible.
It’s vital to remember that the tides change, and this may affect how you can access the dive site or how you get back to the shore afterward.
If you’re in rocky terrain, that little perch you used to hop off of may be a lot higher to reach in a falling tide, or even inaccessible with a rising tide.
If you’re on a surf beach with a steep slope, the surf can gain momentum as the tide rises.
Knowing how the tide changes important to an in-shore dive.
These are some common tips to follow for in-shore diving. Connect with us about our in-shore dive charters and what they entail.
Upcoming In-Shore Dive Charters From Carolina Scuba
Book an in-shore dive charter for our June 6th expedition! This is a half-day shallow dive trip that can be either one, hour-long dive or a series of 20-minute dives. The requirements are listed on our dive charters page but include a minimum of 10 logged dives, at least one ocean dive from a boat, and more.
Dive tanks and scuba gear are not included, but can be rented from our dive shop.
Book your in-shore dive charter with Carolina Scuba today!