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We're going diving tomorrow, yippee!!!! I love Charleston Scuba!๐Ÿ˜Ž
Greg and I had an incredibly fun day exploring the insides of the 105ft Tug and The Comanche With Charleston Scuba on Friday. Plus we collected 20 pounds of lead sinkers for the fun of it. Taking a basket next time to get the fishing line and hooks! I was too busy making sure not to get hung up inside the Comanche to take pics but Greg found a toilet and sat on it. You had to be there! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
The spade fish were looking at dive buddy Greg like, dude, donโ€™t go down that hole! Inside the Y73. Sand dollar we left for somebody else. Lion fish sentries. Some of the best diving ever with my Charleston Scuba buddies!
Been diving with Tom and his crews since 1986...it doesn't get any better. Period.
I think this qualifies as an "Old Diver".
THE BEST! Been with Tom and his crew since 1986...consider none other for your diving needs!
Last minute Christmas shopping? Get him or her a dive trip to paradise. Yes, we're going back to Isla Marisol and the best diving in Belize March 21-28, 2020. Contact CharlestonScuba.com or PM me for more info.
Saba 2019 - Another great trip is in the books. I will have more photos and stuff later as bandwidth permits. Had exceptional diving all week and the weather was great. The Sea & Learn activities was an added bonus!
Saturday was deep to the newer tug boat and then Comanche. Sunday was lead weight ledges. 4 spectacular dives! Visibility was 15 to 20 deep Saturday and up to 30 Sunday. Capt. Tom finished us off with a drift dive Sunday afternoon that was beyond fun. I was very fortunate to have great buddies both days. Buddy Greg and I finished off our deep specialties Saturday, yah. Thanks to my buddy Jeff Sunday, I saw my first Nurse Shark almost close enough to touch under a ledge. Beautiful gentle giant 7โ€™ or more long. She swam out and we saw her several more times on the drift. The whole weekend was fish, fish, and more fish, at least 15 species I saw. School must be back for them too because they were schooling big time, hah, hah. I had a great weekend. Safe, Happy dives everyone! Thanks Charleston Scuba.
After receiving a confirmation email that my class would occur as scheduled, I showed up for my recertification course on Sunday morning. No one was there. No one showed up. My class had been cancelled without notification. There was no phone call, no email, no sign on the door, no post on any social media outlet, etc. I called the shop as soon as they opened to discuss what happened. There was no apology for the lack of communication, only excuses. The phone lines were down on Saturday so they could not call. Everyone has cell phones now. These could have been used to call and leave a voice mail. Worse case scenario, a sign could have been hung on the door for attendees to see when they arrived early Sunday morning. Due to the lack of professionalism and lack of concern for my poor experience, I would not recommend this shop.
Two great wreck dives August 11! They always put right on the dive sight so you just follow down the anchor line and youโ€™re in the thick of a huge variety and amount of sea life. Captain Tom and company take good care of you.

Teaching the Lowcountry to dive since 1987. We are the only PADI 5-Star IDC and Coast Guard Certified Dive Operation In the Charleston area. Along with classes, we also offer charters out to more than 20 different dive sites!

We are Charleston's only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center. Classes are available from snorkeling level to Staff Instructor. We also offer Nitrox and Distinguished Specialty classes. Admit it, you've always wanted to try it!! Why not do it NOW with someone FUN? Meet new friends and gain a brand new view of life underwater! Learn to scuba dive today! Ask about discounts for student military and law enforcement! Free parking is available at the shop. DAN:1919-684-8111 Coast Guard: 1-843-724-7616 Marine Forecast: 1-843-747-5859 EMS: 911

Mission: Our goal is to teach people to dive safely, to change their life for the better and to encourage them to preserve the underwater world for future generations.

Operating as usual

Our Charter season may have come to an end for the year...but that doesn't mean we stop diving! Join us on one of our upcoming Florida trips, or get a little adventurous and sign up for Grenada July 2021!

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Lionfish Venom and Spine Anatomy- Lionfish University

Did you know we have Lionfish here in SC? They are a venomous invasive species that can pack a punch! Take a look at how the spines work, pretty cool stuff!

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This may not be SC waters, but so cool...we had to share! Have you ever been lucky enough to see a Humpback Whale? ๐Ÿ‹( turn the sound on! ๐Ÿ˜Š)

๐Ÿ”ˆSOUND ON ๐Ÿ”ˆ Have you been lucky enough to have a surreal encounter with humpback whales before? ๐ŸŽฅ: Caine Delacy Photography

[10/21/20]   Who's ready for a trip to Florida?? We've got our first trip to Pompano on the schedule, November 13 - 15. Call today to get your spot!

Anyone guilty of this?? It happens to the best of us! PS- We sell wetsuit shampoo! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

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It's World Octopus Day! Have you seen any octopus offshore CHS? We would love to see your pics! Check out the movie "My Octopus Teacher" to learn more about these amazing creatures๐Ÿ™

Happy #WorldOctopusDay! Octopuses come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Some live in very shallow waters while the Giant Pacific Octopus is known to live in depths down to 2000 mt.s (6.600 ft). Highly intelligent, with around 500 million neurons located in their brains and arms, octopuses have blue blood, three hearts and a doughnut-shaped brain. It's a well-known fact that octopuses have eight arms. But did you know that each arm contains its own 'mini brain'?
Which other octopus fact do you know? Tell us in the comments!

(Facts from Natural History Museum, London)
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/octopuses-keep-surprising-us-here-are-eight-examples-how

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Gigantic 17-foot, 3,500-pound shark caught off Nova Scotia dubbed โ€˜Queen of the Oceanโ€™

Did you know White sharks migrate through SC waters? Maybe SCDNR will pick up this tagged beauty on their underwater acoustic receivers! Learn more about local sharks in our Shark Conservation course ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ˜ https://whdh.com/news/gigantic-17-foot-3500-pound-shark-caught-off-nova-scotia-dubbed-queen-of-the-ocean/

whdh.com (WHDH) โ€” A gigantic 17-foot, 3,500-pound great white shark that was recently caught off the coast of Nova Scotia has been dubbed the โ€œQueen of...

I know there haven't been too many opportunities to go diving recently, but don't get caught without your gear when you finally can! Bring it in now for servicing, so when you're ready to hop on a plane and go, your gear will be just as ready as you are!!

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It's Project AWARE week! As a diver, what are you doing to protect and improve our oceans? Interested in a Dive Against Debris, Fish ID or Coral Reef Conservation course so you can dive with a purpose? Let us know!

What are you doing as a diver to help protect our oceans?

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How to Become a Successful Dive Instructor Post COVID-19

Have you been thinking about taking that big step to become a scuba Instructor? Let us help you take the plunge!

blog.padi.com Is there a future in a career in SCUBA instruction? Most definitely, but be prepared to do your homework and to govern yourself as a SCUBA entrepreneur.

Our 10th Annual Dive Against Debris was a big success! Our biggest haul ever! Estimated 130 lbs of debris removed!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ A huge thank you to all of our divers that joined us for a great cause cleaning up the Researcher and Steel Deckhouse Wrecks this year!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ฆ

We only have 3 spots left on our 10th Annual Dive Against Debris charter this Saturday, and the seas look beautiful! Join us and help keep our dive sites clean and healthy! *pictures are of some of the trash removed in previous years. #diveagainstdebris

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Marine debris is a serious threat to our oceans, and is evident in our local waters. Join us for our 10th Annual Dive Against Debris Sat, Sept 5th, to help keep our oceans clean & healthy! You can make a difference!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ฆ

Is this really the kind of ocean we want to be diving in?
Tag someone who can make a difference! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Make every effort you can to reduce your waste. Avoid single-use plastics, recycle and make conscious decisions with what you buy and what impact it could have...

We're all in this world together. We made the mess, now let's clean it up!

Need some music to get you motivated to dive?? Here you go! What songs are on your list?

We all know the saying...there's two types of divers, the one's that pee in their wetsuits, and the one's that lie about it! ๐Ÿ˜‚ FYI, we sell wetsuit shampoo! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Now THAT is an epic bait ball! Would you be in our out for this dive??๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ฆ

This is one epic bait ball ๐Ÿฆˆ Tag someone you'd love to experience this with underwater! #sharkweek ๐Ÿ“น: IG user david_palfrey of hydra.underwater in Ningaloo Reef #SharkWeek

It's our favorite time of year! Shark week!!

[08/09/20]   Who saw a Great Hammerhead shark offshore this weekend?? We did! Word is this beautiful gray lady has been hanging around recently, join us on next weekends charters to see if she stops by to say hello again!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

For hundreds of years we've been trying to explore the depths of the ocean...it's a good thing gear has improved a bit! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Speaking of gear, stop by and check ours out! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜Š

Congratulations to our newest Open Water divers Jonathan and Cameron! Welcome to the wonderful world of diving guys! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’“

Heading out for a beautiful day of diving!

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COVID kept us from our Woman's Dive Day events today, but we still love our wonderful mermaids!๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’•

5 years, 4000 global events, 183 countries across 6 continents .
Thousands of lives changed forever. Diving opens hearts and minds and offers countless opportunities for self-discovery. Thanks to everyone who has made the magic of the underwater world more accessible to all.

Imagine everyone is a triggerfish and keep your distance! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฌ

[07/16/20]   We have seats available on the charters this weekend. The weather looks great! Call to get your seat. (843)763-3483

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ASK DAN: How can I reduce my COVID-19 risk while diving?

Are you a little nervous about returning to diving? Here's some FAQ to help you ease back in safely. Let's dive!๐ŸŒŠ

scubadiving.com This is not only crucial for diving safely, itโ€™s also an excellent way to ensure your bodyโ€™s natural defenses are fully effective.

[07/11/20]   Our charters will be up and running again next weekend. Sign up now to get your spot!

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Here's a little something to ease you into your Monday... sea turtles with cameras! Check it out! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿค™

Sea turtles... with cameras on their shells

Happy 4th of July from your Charleston Scuba family. Stay safe out there America!

[06/30/20]   We are open again for regular hours
Mon - Sat 10 - 6:30

Join us in congratulating Jeff, Brian, and Dennis for passing their PADI Instructor Exams this weekend! Woohoo! Great job guys...we're so proud of you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰

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PADI Onling Scuba Diver and Dive Gear Bundle

Start your scuba adventures from the comfort of your own home with PADI E learning courses! Check it out!

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Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

Do you recognize this smile? It's Captain Oliver! Join our Co-Captain/Divemaster on our charter this weekend...seas look great, manta rays are out! Let's dive!๐Ÿ˜

Manta Rays spotted off the coast of SC this week! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Maybe we'll get lucky enough to see them our dives this weekend...only one way to find out!๐Ÿ’ฆ

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How to Make Your Air Last Longer While Scuba Diving

Everyone wants to increase their bottom time, check out these handy tips. What tips do you have to increase your bottom time?

scubadiving.com Breathing slowly and deeplyโ€”no matter the conditionsโ€“and staying warm will win you more bottom time.

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