Charleston Scuba

Charleston Scuba


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 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.
I REALLY want to get into diving. I snorkel and free dive, but I can't go very deep. After I hit about 15' down my head feels like it's in a vice. I know how to pop my ears, and that doesn't really help. It's extremely painful! I want to go deeper to see if the pressure will release on its own, but the pain always makes me turn around. Has anybody dealt with this and was able to overcome the issue somehow? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
What is the water clarity in September down there?
Morehead city diving part 2....
Last weekend diving with Charleston Scuba, Morehead City, NC. U-352 WWII German Submarine & Sand tigers on the Aeolus.
Any diving happening this weekend? Finally have some time off

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.

We only have a couple of spots left on Sunday's charter this weekend!
Please be aware we are asking our divers to take extra precautions when diving with us. We prefer that you wear a face covering while being transported and when in close contact with others. Please bring your own water bottles and food to minimize communal handling of items, and answer a questionnaire about recent health history before your departure. We are taking extra precautions to sanitize surfaces to keep everyone safe. Now let's dive!

Well the first charter is in the books!! A good time was had by all and we managed to have a good time in a socially distant manner!! We went to the Fingers and the Lead Weight Ledges. Visibility was in the 30โ€™ range and the temperatures were perfect!

Are you diving Enriched Air yet? Everyone else is!! Take the PADI e-learning Enriched Air Course from home and learn how to extend your bottom time on your next deep dive with us!

The time is's charter season! Our first charter is Sat, May 23rd! We miss diving, you miss diving, call the shop to sign up and let's dive!๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜

[05/11/20]   Starting today we are going back to our regular hours,
Monday - Saturday 10 - 6:30. We will continue to follow the guidelines in place for businesses, enforcing the maximum of 5 customers in the store at a time, and adhering to the 6ft social distancing. We greatly appreciate your understanding and support!

We will be back in the water soon enough, but when we do, remember to stay 1 Leatherback Turtle away from each other! ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜Š

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound

A missing diver always hits the dive community hard, especially when it's in our own back yard. Alan loves diving the rivers for shark teeth, so much so he made a career out of it. To call a search must be the hardest thing to do. Please keep Alan and his family in your thoughts and prayers, and let's hope he returns safely.๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™ Alan Devier, 49, has been missing since Tuesday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriffโ€™s Office.

Olympus Dive Center

Who doesn't love a beautiful Sand Tiger video? Keep an eye out for a dive trip to Morehead City, NC in the fall to see these beauties! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆˆ

Short video clip to bring some shark into your life... enjoy! #OlympusDiveCenter #WeLoveSandTigerSharks #LetsGoDivingSoon

Do you miss the excitement of seeing the sunrise to start a great day of diving? Don't worry, we'll have you back on the water soon!๐Ÿ’•

A gorgeous Destin morning! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜
#whitesands #beachmorn #light
#repost #destinlife

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Happy Earth Day! Today is a reminder that we need to protect our planet just as we protect ourselves. You can still help from home! ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŠ Here are five ways you can do your part to protect our planet and make it a little cleaner โ€“ without ever leaving the house.

[04/21/20]   We are going to be opening back up with a limited schedule.
Monday-Saturday 12-4

Outer Banks | Official Trailer | Netflix

You may have seen this series being filmed here in Chas. last summer. We were involved to provide safety equipment and technical support to their safety divers. Check it out!

Four friends. One summer. And $400 million in gold. Outer Banks is coming to Netflix April 15: Outer Banks is a coming...

Hang in there guys, we'll all be back in the water before we know it! We miss you, stay safe! ๐Ÿ’ฆโค

Soo...this guy is kind of a big deal around here! Big congrats to Brian Hunnicutt for completing his PADI Divemaster AND Master Scuba Diver certifications! Great Job!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

We hope you all are staying safe during these trying times. Looking forward to diving with you (a lot) once things get back to normal! See you soon! โค your Chas. Scuba family

Ocean Education Ideas for Divers Suddenly Homeschooling

Looking for ways to pass the time with your kids, why not use this impromptu homeschool season to teach the next generation about the ocean? Show them why we love (and miss) diving so much! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒŠ Has COVID-19 turned your living room into a classroom? Add the ocean to your lesson plan with these 11 free resources, including DIY Shark Week, a virtual aquarium field trip, and sustainable seafood activities!

Are you looking for something to do on Friday night? Check out Fish Jeopardy!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก

NEW - Announcing our very first "Fishy Hour", and you're invited!
Are your gills drying out? Come and connect with your fishy friends online. This Friday evening at 7 PM EDT, REEF will be hosting our very first Fishy Hour - with a game of Fish Jeopardy! You do not need a team, this is simply a fun way to practice your fish knowledge with your fellow REEF members, while having loads of fun.
This week, we will focus on the Tropical Western Atlantic (TWA) Region. Come prepared to hear some truly fantastic Alex Trebek impressions, as well as meet some friends! To registar, follow the link and sign up: at 7 PM EDT on Friday April 3!

Happy hump day! Let's have a little fun, what is your scuba diver nickname? ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Italian engineers' brilliant 3-D printed hack turns scuba gear into ventilator masks

How cool is this?!! Well done!

[03/26/20]   In efforts to keep our staff and y'all safe, Charleston Scuba will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We're all in this together โค๐Ÿ’ฆ

Virtual Dives - An immersive 360 view of your national marine sanctuaries

Everyone's practicing social distancing, but is it keeping you from your favorite dive site? Immerse yourself in the ocean and visit your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight each national marine sanctuary. Check it out! Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary.

[03/24/20]   Due to recent events, we will be limiting our store hours to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM-12 PM until further notice. We know some of you rely on us to keep working daily, we are trying to stay open a few hours to accommodate you through these tough times.Stay safe!

PADI eLearning Program Offerings | PADI

Did you know you can take PADI courses online from the comfort of your couch? PADI offers the Knowledge Development portion of a variety of e learning courses including Open Water, Advanced, Nitrox, even Rescue! Call us for more information, #843-763-3483. Start Your PADIยฎ Scuba Education Online

Do you know where you can't catch coronavirus? Underwater!
However...on the surface, rest assured we are taking extra measures to make sure our divers are safe, and our gear is sanitized according to DAN's new recommendations.

In light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), questions have arisen in the dive community about disease transmission when using rental equipment, especially regulators. Properly sanitizing equipment is paramount to preventing the spread of the disease. Whether you're a diver or someone taking people diving, read the full article to learn what precautions you should take.

Ladies, don't pass up an incredible opportunity to receive a grant to learn how to scuba dive!

Do you know a woman who has always wanted to scuba dive but never got the chance? HERE IS THEIR CHANCE!

Women Divers Hall of Fame Celebrates 20th Anniversary with 20 Grants in 2020!

To celebrate the Women Divers Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary, we are excited to announce 20 unique grants for open water training. After all, none of the amazing women in WDHOF would be where they are today if it were not for an open water certification in their past. For many, this experience opened up an entirely new world of possibilities. WDHOF wants to give this opportunity to others.

Therefore, beginning April 1, 2020, WDHOF is opening up applications for 20 Open Water Certification Grants worth $1000 each; this can be spent entirely on training or a combination of training and equipment.* Applications are accepted from April 1-May 31, 2020 and the selection will be made on or before July 1, 2020.

This grant is open to any and all women of any age who want to learn how to dive.

Applicants can visit to learn more about the grant and how they can apply.

*Equipment up to $500

A little humor for your Friday the 13th! Who doesn't love a Whale shark and turtle cartoon?๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฆ

Public Service Announcement! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒŠ

Only a few days left to vote! Help us maintain the title of the Best Dive Shop in Charleston! We can't do it without our wonderful customers!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

Fair winds and following seas Clive.

We are sad to share long-time Friends of the Hunley board member Clive Cussler passed away yesterday at his home in Arizona. The world knows him as a famous author but to us we will remember his passion for maritime discovery and preservation. His National Underwater and Marine Agency led the expedition that found the Hunley in 1995 and ultimately enabled the burial of the worldโ€™s first submariners. His love of adventure will be missed by all. Today we honor a life well-lived. Godspeed sailor.

The Carolina's are known for great wreck dives, but they can be challenging. Join our Wreck Diver Specialty class this Thursday at 6 PM to learn how to execute those wreck dives safely. Call us to sign up!

We have another DMC ready to send in their Divemaster application! Congratulations Julia on completing your DM course! We are so proud to welcome you to the PADI Pro family!

Did you know some of our best dive sites are found in depths of 70-110 ft? Deep diving in Charleston is no joke, but that's where the good stuff is. Get properly trained in our Deep Diver course this Thursday, Feb 20th at 6:00 PM. Call the shop to sign up!

Best of Charleston 2020 | Charleston City Paper

We are so excited to be nominated for the Best Dive Shop...again! We can't do this without your continuous support. Please take a minute to vote, help us keep this winning streak going! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒŠ charleston, charleston restaurants, events, news, restaurant, arts, music, best of charleston, today, clubs

Don't forget to sign up to "Share the Love Bubbles" with your favorite person, coming up Thursday the 13th! Discover Scuba Diving with our staff while we document your unforgettable evening underwater with your date. We'll send you home with a new love for diving, and lots of complimentary goodies! Give us a call, space is limited.

Hey you, have you signed up for our Florida trip yet?
We had so much fun last month, we are heading back down to Pompano Beach, FL, Feb 21-23! Only a few spots left, don't miss out! Give us a call to sign up, only $665 pp/DO.

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335 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:30
Thursday 10:00 - 18:30
Friday 10:00 - 18:30
Saturday 10:00 - 18:30
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