PADI Open Water Students can complete their 3 and 4th checkout dives on the Charleston Tug.
The Charleston Tug is also a good dive site for PADI Wreck Diver Certification dives 1 and 2
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Dive Charter for new and less experienced divers
The Charleston Tug is the latest addition to the South Carolina Artificial Reef system.
This artificial reef lies in 62 feet of water just off the coast of North Myrtle Beach.
The 130 foot tug is sitting upright with the top at about 30 feet and bottoms out at 62 feet.
This dive consistently produces the best inshore dive visibility.
The tug has attracted a wide assortment of wildlife. Typical species include Barracudas, Spanish Mackeral, Spade Fish, Black Sea Bass, and Gobies.
This is the perfect dive site for our less experienced divers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I complete my Open Water Checkout Dives on the Charleston Tug ?
PADI Open Water Students can complete their 3 and 4th checkout dives on the Charleston Tug. This is a great option to get Boat Diving experience with your Open Water Class.
Where Does The Boat Depart From?
We depart from Calabash, North Carolina. See below for map to the Marina.
How Many Dives Do We Do?
The Charleston Tug is two tank dive charter. (We do 2 dives)
What Time Does The Boat Depart Dock?
We set the time for departure the week before the charter based on projected weather conditions.
Plan on departing the dock at 7 am.
Is Rental Scuba Gear and Tanks Included In The Price Of Charter:
For our PADI Open Water Students conducting checkout dives 3 and 4 your rental gear and air tanks are included in the price of the charter. For all certified divers we have Aqualung Rental Scuba Gear and Tanks available for rental,
Phone: (919) 341-2787