Welcome to Charleston Scuba!
Come celebrate our 30th Anniversary this Saturday, August 19th! DISCOUNTS ON EVERYTHING IN THE SHOP. (Excludes custom orders.) Fill out a raffle ticket while shopping and join us for food & drinks at the party after business hours, 7-9pm.
**Please note that Charleston Scuba will be closed on Monday, August 21st. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday at 10am.**G G G G We are Charleston's only PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center, and have been serving Charleston divers since 1987. We offer scuba classes, equipment repair and rental services, a broad selection of retail items, local dive charters, and dive trips to exotic locations all over the world! Use the navigation menu above to find out more.
Assistant Instructor Course
If you've been thinking about joining the diving world as a professional, now is the perfect time! This fall, Charleston Scuba will host a complete Instructor Development Course, broken into two parts: The Assistant Instructor Course in September, and the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course in October. Dates, times and prices are as follows:
Assistant Instructor Course only - $595 (plus books) Sept. 7 & 8 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 9 & 10 - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open Water Scuba Instructor Course only - $1,000 (plus books) October 26 & 27 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. October 28 - 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Complete IDC (AI Course + OWSI Course) - $1,300 (plus books) Dates same as above.
Emergency First Response Instructor (Required for OWSI certification) - $375 (plus books) October 29 - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The next AI and OWSI courses will be offered again in spring of 2018. Call the shop to make your reservation and get your reading materials!
Photos from Women's Dive Day
We had a great turnout for our inaugural PADI Women's Dive Day event on July 22. A big thank you to the six lovely ladies who joined our female staff in the pool, and for cocktails after. Thanks for celebrating with us!
New Divemaster Class BeginsCharleston Scuba instructor Michelle Taliercio kicked off a new Divemaster class this week, aiming to make 4 new PADI Divemasters by November. Jody Mullinax, Randy Tindell, Tim Warrick and Jeff Sheldon have been working hard all year to enter the DM program, and we can't wait to work with them! Good luck, guys!
30th Anniversary Party
Saturday, August 19
7 - 9 p.m.
Charleston Scuba is celebrating 30 years of serving and cultivating our local dive community! Please join us for food, drinks and fish stories at the shop from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. We'll be having special sale on select items in the store in advance of the party, as well as door prizes from our top-notch brand partners such as Aqualung and Scuba Pro. You don't want to miss it!
Suunto Recalls All Wireless Tank Transmitters and PODS
Suunto has identified a potential safety risk affecting all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs, which wirelessly transmit air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers. In two reported incidents, the exterior casing has failed during regular dry land pressure testing. This presents a risk of injury due to bursting, and Suunto has issued a recall of all transmitters and PODs. If you have one of these transmitters, please submit a service request directly to Suunto for a free replacement. You can find the service request link here.
Photos from Utila
A group of 15 intrepid Charleston Scuba divers recently returned from Utila, Honduras. From the photos that have been trickling in on Facebook, it looks like our group had a great time on our second international trip of the summer. Click here, here, and here to check out Michelle's photos, as well as some amazing footage of a whale shark encounter by trip participant Kale Tarrant. Can't wait to see what our next group of divers captures down in Dominica this month!