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Charters

Escape for the Day 

Explore the North Carolina coast with a SCUBA diving charter designed by the expert team at Carolina SCUBA. You’ll experience a day of incredible diving with professionals you can count on to assist with all of your needs. From students completing check-out dives to recreational divers, we welcome everyone aboard our charters for a true North Carolina diving experience. You’ll see some of the most popular dive sites North Carolina has to offer, and you’ll enjoy the company of a small group who is just as excited about scuba diving as you.

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How to Prepare for Your SCUBA Charter 

  • Bring your certification card
  • Review any information you think you might need a refresher on
  • Go over the gear you have and make a list of any gear you need to purchase
  • Plan to listen and communicate effectively with the crew and your designated dive buddy
  • Remember: Safety first and have fun

 

At Carolina SCUBA, we are pleased to offer charters for beginner and advanced divers alike. Whether you have a small group you’d like to enjoy a private charter with, or you’re interested in joining a group charter for the day, we can help you have the charter experience you’re looking for.

We offer two categories of charters; In-Shore and Off-Shore.

In-Shore Dive Charters

May be one or two tank dives, with a shorter boat ride with maximum depth 50 to 70 feet. These are excellent dives for novice divers looking for an entry to ocean/boat dives. Typical sites are: Indra, JJF Tugs, Hutton, Suloide, Titan....

Minimum Requirements for In-shore dive trip:

  • A minimum of 10 logged dives.
  • At least 1 logged boat ocean dive.
  • At least 2 dives in the last 12 months.
  • Minimum age for In-Shore dive charter is 12 years of age.
  • Minimum safety equipment recommendation is a surface marker buoy suitable for diving in the ocean. Neon yellow is best for our area.
  • In addition to the basic scuba equipment, our Off-Shore charters require that each diver dive with a computer. Please be aware of how the computer functions as well as how to set the computer for the appropriate mix. In addition, having the computer manual with you on the dive boat is always advised.
  • For divers who are close to but do not meet all of the requirements to dive on the In-Shore dive charter arrangements for a guide can be made through the shop.  Please contact us for more information.

Off-Shore Dive Charters

These are two tanks dives, at one or two locations determined the morning of the dives in accordance with weather/sea conditions and customer preference. Bottom times are dictated by no-decompression limits. Boat rides are longer than in-shores dives, generally 25 to 35 miles out. Depths range from 90 to 120 feet. Possible Sites: U-352, Papoose, Schurz, Aeolus, Spar, Caribsea, Atlas...

Minimum Requirements for Full Day Dive Trip:

  • A minimum of 25 logged dives. Advanced Open Water Certification preferred. Experienced divers with Open Water Certification and required dives are accepted.
  • At least 2 dives in the ocean to 70 feet or greater.
  • At least 2 logged boat ocean dives.
  • At least 2 dives in the last 12 months.
  • Minimum age for Full Day Dive Trip is 15 years of age.
  • In addition to the basic scuba equipment, our Off-Shore charters require that each diver dive with a computer. Please be aware of how the computer functions as well as how to set the computer for the appropriate mix. In addition, having the computer manual with you on the dive boat is always advised.
  • Minimum safety equipment recommendation is a surface marker buoy suitable for diving in the ocean. Neon yellow is best for our area.

Dive Trip Cancellation Policy: Booking a dive trip is similar to purchasing an airline ticket; we take full payment at the time of reservation. You have up to 30 days before the date of the dive trip to cancel and receive a voucher for a future dive trip or a full refund. Any cancellations made within 30 days of your dive trip date are not eligible for a refund or voucher. In the event that we cancel the dive trip on account of weather or for any other reason, you will be offered the choice between a voucher or a full refund.

To learn more about the SCUBA diving charters we offer, contact us now.


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