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New at Charleston Scuba


 

 

Photos from Bonaire

 

Nine of Charleston Scuba's intrepid divers have just returned from their eight-night adventure in Bonaire, and they brought back some amazing photos! Check 'em out on our Facebook page!

You may have missed the fun in Bonaire, and our Saba trip is now closed, but don't fret! We still have three amazing trips with space available this year:
Dominica, August 13 - 21
Grenada, October 1 - 8
Little Cayman, October 29 - November 5

Call the shop today to schedule your next dive adventure!

 

 

WRECK-A-PALOOZA

 

Seven Wrecks. Four Days. It's On.

 

 

It's never been easier to get your Wreck Diver specialty! This Memorial Day weekend, the Trinity will visit SEVEN of our coolest offshore wrecks over four days:

Friday, May 27 : Anchor Wreck (Advanced)
Saturday, May 28 : Researcher and Steel Deckhouse (Advanced)
Sunday, May 29 : Charleston 60 and Fred W. Day
Monday, May 30 : Comanche and Subway Cars (Advanced)

Keep in mind that you must have your Advanced Open Water certification in order to become a PADI Wreck Diver, and that all but two of these sites are too deep for basic Open Water divers. However, Open Water divers currently enrolled in an Advanced Open Water course may join any deepwater charter in order to complete their Deep, Wreck or Boat Adventure Dives.

The Wreck Diver Specialty class begins May 19th at 6:30 p.m. Call the shop to reserve your spot!

 

 

Local Charter Report

 

 

 

Water temperatures offshore are chilly (around 68 degrees), but visibility is excellent and we're already seeing some unusual critters. On April 30th we had a huge school of about 200 cownose rays on the Charleston 60, along with very big schools of sheepshead and amberjack. On Saturday, May 7, we had a large pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins whistling and clicking around the boat as we set anchor on the Y-73. Visibility was about 60 feet, and our divers spotted a sandbar shark and a loggerhead turtle. Check out other amazing photos and video of the dives on our Facebook page!

 

Dominca

 

 "Land of Water"

 

 

August 13 - 21, 2016

 

Unlike many sun-bleached islands in the Caribbean, Dominca boasts an abundance of fresh water. Huge, thundering waterfalls flow from lushly forested hillsides into hidden lagoons all over the island. These freshwater resources not only provide awesome sight-seeing and recreational opportunities, but also help local farmers produce some of the freshest - and cheapest - cuisine in the Caribbean.

Dominica is also a world-class dive destination, offering caves, swim-throughs, volcanic vents, pinnacles and massive coral and sponge gardens. Shore divers can expect to encounter a galaxy of small wonders, such as frogfishes and seahorses, while boat divers get a chance to spot much larger sea life - including more than 22 species of whales that frequent Dominca's waters each year. (See
Sport Diver's review of Dominica's top 10 dive sites here.)

Please join Charleston Scuba instructor Tim Schmitz in Dominca this summer, August 13-21. Six spaces are still available!
Our package includes:
8 nights hotel stay (incl. tax, service charges, and airport transfers)
Breakfast daily
Five days of 2-tank boat dives
Unlimited shore diving
Use of sea kayaks
 
$1,065 per person, double occupancy ($785 for non-diver)
$1,457 for single-occupancy diver

If paying by credit card, there is a 5% surcharge.
*Studios and 1 Bedroom Villas based on availability at a higher rate
Photos courtesy of Ajoy Fabbi and Castle Comfort Lodge