Welcome to Charleston Scuba!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.
Reminder: Sea of Cortez Party!
Thursday, June 8
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.If you missed the sign-up deadline for our 2017 summer trips to Exumas (May), Utila (June) and Dominica (July), don't worry! We still have 6 SPACES LEFT on an amazing liveaboard trip to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, October 7-12, 2017. Join us at our upcoming Travel Party for this trip on Thursday, June 8 from 7-9 p.m. Trip leader Tom Robinson will be showing photos and video of our list trip to play with newborn seal pups and night dive with mantas. He'll also have lots of helpful information and travel tips, along with complimentary chips and salsa and Mexican beer. 😉 G G
On this trip, we'll be staying for 5 nights aboard the luxurious Valentina, a 136-foot liveaboard yacht. On this 5-day cruise, you'll visit Los Islotes, famous for up-close encounters with sea lions; El Bajo for whale sharks and hammerheads; La Reina for 16-foot mantas; Punta Lobos for schools of Mobula rays; and half a dozen other dive sites offering so much more!
Our trip is October 7-12, which is about 2 weeks after seal and sea lion pups are born. They are curious and playful, just learning to swim for the first time. Yet there are still more amazing animals to see this time of year. Here's a list put out by the cruise company:
This all-inclusive trip is $2,490 per double-occupancy diver. It does not include airfare to Cabo San Lucas, shuttle to La Paz, or one night extra hotel stay in La Paz (see travel planning tips here). It does include 3-4 dives per person per diving day, 3 amazing meals per day, soft drinks and local beer, and dive guides.
To reserve your spot on this trip, call the shop today. Deposits are $1,000 per person, paid with check or cash. Credit card transactions will incur a 3% processing fee. We hope you'll join us!
Newest Photos and Video from The CharterG
G We're so excited it's dive season again! We've had three great charters so far to the Comanche and Subway cars, the APCs at the Charleston 60 and the Freddy Day, and some of our favorite deep ledges at Indigo and Little Gardens. We have a new page on our website to showcase the latest images from customers and crew. Enjoy!
Crew Completes Rescue and Boat Training for Charter SeasonG
Charleston Scuba recently wrapped up its annual crew training to prepare staff members for charter season. In April, we brushed up on our boat handling skills while the Trinity underwent its annual makeover next to the shop. In May, we had a great time reviewing water rescue skills during our annual "Rescue Rodeo" and crew cookout. Charter season is now underway, and our staff can't wait to get their gills wet! Join us for a charter this weekend!
Store Hosts PADI Member Forum
On April 20, Charleston Scuba hosted the 2017 PADI Member Forum, an annual event for Charleston-area instructors and Divemasters to receive training updates from PADI. This year, the event featured our brand-new Southeast regional representative, Lucy Dunbar, who briefed us on PADI's latest efforts to fight for healthier oceans and improve dive safety practices.