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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.

We’re Goin’ River Diving!

Saturday, November 19


Join us for our upcoming fossil-finding dive in the upper Cooper River! River diving is wildly popular in Charleston because of the wealth of Pliocene-era fossils that litter our river bottoms. If you’re lucky, you’ll find fossilized bones of woolly mammoths or giant sloths, or even a megalodon tooth! We’ve also unearthed Revolutionary War and Civil War-era artifacts like bullets, cannonballs and even native pottery. If you have an adventurous spirit and don’t mind diving in low visibility, join us! Cost is $140 per person for the day, not including gear rental or tanks.

NOTE: In order to join this river charter, you MUST have a hobby diver’s license from the University of South Carolina Maritime Research Division. Collecting fossils and artifacts without a hobby license will result in a fine of up to $500. A six-month license is only $5 for in-state residents; a 2-year license is $18. Licenses take about two weeks to arrive, and you can find the application here.

 Space on this charter is limited, so call the shop to reserve your spot TODAY!

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