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"Be Adventurous.Be Amazed.Be A Diver"

Captain Jim, Paul, and the Staff at Carolina Dive Center are looking forward to introducing you to the underwater world.
Our staff at Carolina Dive Center will provide you a safe, comprehensive, and fun training program.

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE CAREFULLY. We want you to fully understand the SCUBA training program. We recommend to all of our new students that they earn both their Scuba Open Water, Boat Diver, and Peak Bouyancy Training certifications as part of their learning to scuba dive program.

Our experience has shown that the extra training we do as part of the Boat Training and Peak Buoyancy certifications, will greatly enhance your skills and enjoyment; and what the heck we are including it in this Living Social  Deal. Scuba Diving is fun and easy, we wanted to make sure you know all the details. So here is a lot of information to make sure you're fully prepared.

Please feel free to call us at (919) 341-2787.

The Dive Shop is open from Saturdays 10-5 pm, Sundays 1 -5 pm, Monday - Friday 11am - 7pm.

To see our Class Schedule Click Here.

What is included in your Scuba Certification.

  • Your Student Kit (academic study materials and other fun stuff).
  • Your choice of eLearning or 3 class room training sessions for Open Water Diver Certification
  • 3 Pool training sessions
  • 1 class room training session for Boat Dive Certification
  • 2 days of check out dives (the final step to earning the Open Water scuba certification). You have several options for completing them.

               See options below.

  • $50 towards your Mask, Fins, Dive Boots, and Snorkel Set. (Personal Snorkel Equipment)
  • Use of all Scuba Equipment (BCD, Regulator, Weights, Tanks, and wetsuits) for pool training and check out dives.
  • Awarding of the Open Water Diver, Peak Buoyancy, and Boat Diver Certification cards, upon successful completion of all training components.
  • Lots of fun and chance to meet new friends and divers.ts of fun and a chance to meet new friends and fellow divers

What is not included:

  • Personal snorkeling equipment. We believe you need best-fit equipment for this, so we included $50 towards your Mask, Fins, Boots, and snorkel set. You must purchase all four items to receive $50 credit. No other discounts apply.

  • Transportation costs or admission fees for your check-out dives. You have several options for your check out dives. After all we want to make this as fun and easy as possible.

  • Option 1: 2 days of check out dives in our local quarry: admission fees to our local rock quarries currently running $20 per day. With this option you will earn your Open Water Diver Certification. Come back anytime and dive with us on one Carolina Coast boat charter and you will also earn your Boat Diver and Peak Buoyancy Certification. Our Carolina Coast boat dives cost about $90.

  • Option 2: 1 day of check out dives in our local quarry followed by one Carolina Coast boat charter. With this option you will earn both your Open Water Diver, Boat Diver, and Peak Buoyancy Certifications. Cost: $20 Quarry admission fee and Carolina Coast boat dive about $90.

  • Option 3 : We offer check-out dives on our group trips to warmer waters of the Caribbean or Florida, but you would be expected to pay your own transport, lodging, etc. With this option you will earn both your Open Water Diver, Boat Diver, and Peak Buoyancy Certifications. Check out our  Vacations page. You can complete your check out dives on any of these trips.