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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.


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Holiday Hours

December 24 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 25CLOSED

December 31 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*And don’t miss our holiday party on December 10 @ 7 p.m. We want to see you there!*

 


 

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      Last Chance for December Rainbow River Trip!

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    • Guardian & Stealth Full Face Masks Now Available

      Guardian & Stealth Full Face Masks Now Available

      Charleston Scuba is now an OTS dealer, which means we can both service and sell popular full face masks such as the Guardian and Stealth masks, along with accessories such as camera and light mounts, and “buddy phones” for communicating with your friends underwater! Store models are available for in-water demos, and … Read More →
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      Congrats to Our New Instructors!

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      Underwater Recovery and Inspection Services Available

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      2nd Annual PADI Pro Night

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