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Discovery Diving Co., Inc.
414 Orange St
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516
252-728-2265

dive@discoverydiving.com

swap meet

Cleaning out your dive locker? Do you have dive gear that you no longer need? Maybe your wetsuit shrunk over the winter? Maybe you have some kids stuff that doesn’t fit the kids anymore? It might be PERFECT for someone else! Come sell/trade with your fellow  divers! Who knows, you might find something you’re looking for as well.  

The event will run from 1pm to 4pm on May 23rd. There will be hot dogs and drinks for sale, as well as some give aways and a 10% cash sale going on in the shop!

Free seller spots are limited so call us to book yours today!

Dear Divers,

We wanted to reach out to our customers and diving family to communicate some thoughts and information relative to scuba diving and the COVID-19 virus. First, we want to thank you for being our customers and we wanted to wish you and your family the best through this trying time.


As the virus and news cycle has progressed over the last couple of weeks, we have been getting some questions relative to the virus from customers that are either diving with us or calling to make reservations. No doubt you've been getting some emails from various companies about enhanced cleaning protocols etc. etc. So, we wanted to tell you what we are doing at Discovery to make sure that if you are visiting us soon, you have full confidence that your health and safety are not just suddenly important, but have always been at the forefront of everything we do.

So it is a great time to go diving! Dive in your local area, or if you need to get away, we are here for you, but just get some bottom time soon. After all, diving is good for the soul. We are a small shop, therefore with a low volume of traffic, set in a picturesque town. We are near very beautiful uncrowded beaches, where the wild horses roam the islands, and the maritime forest is graceful at the water’s edge. Beaufort has been voted the coolest small town thrice over, and is one of the most beautiful and historic places to visit. We are open, ready, running dive trips, and teaching recreational and instructor level classes. If you are not comfortable with the idea of flying right now, don't forget you can drive right to us. Gas prices have dropped making it more affordable. When was the last time you took some time for yourself and went diving? If it’s been awhile, go have some fun, go dive!  

The main question we get is about dive gear, but specifically rental gear. "Is it safe to use?", "Can I get the virus from using it?” Here is a great article from DAN (Diver's alert Network) about that very subject https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/news/dan-encourages-divers-and-dive-operators-to-properly-disinfect-dive-gear

Here are just a few of the many processes, protocols and/or precautions we take at Discovery Diving to minimize any chance of the virus spreading should it somehow show up in Beaufort, NC:
 

  • Rental Gear - Our process: First we rinse all of our rental gear with fresh water and then soak it in a tub with a 10% Clorox solution. After that, we rinse it thoroughly with fresh water and hang it up to dry. Clorox is used in many industries and homes to sanitize non-porous and porous surfaces including: countertops, tables, toys and much more. It also works great on regulators, masks, snorkels etc. Important Note: We didn't just start doing this because of the virus, it has been standard operating procedure for many years.
  • Checking In – We use paper releases for checking you in as well as paper forms for rentals. With a paper release, you won’t have to worry about using a device that may or may not have been wiped down frequently enough. Both of these forms are available on our website if you would rather fill them out before hand and bring them in or email them in at your convenience. The link to the charter forms is listed below for both air and nitrox charter releases and rental forms.  
  • YOUR Gear - Like all dive shops we have rinse tanks as well as fresh water hoses for your gear after trips and this seems to have worked without incident since the beginning of time. Rinse tanks will still be available, because it's still a good place to dip your gear to get the salt off. However, we are enhancing this by adding in a 10% Clorox solution into the rinse tank, and also providing fresh water hoses at the docks. So, if you prefer to soak your gear in the rinse tank but still want to rinse your gear after you get off the boat, you may do so with a hose.
  • Our Hotel Partner - Like other well-respected hoteliers, the Beaufort Harbour Suites is deploying enhanced sanitization protocols, schedules, and precautions to make sure your dive vacation is as clean and comfortable as it can be while you are on your "surface intervals."  


With the cancelation of most schools and events to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus it seems to be leaving people with precious little recreational options or fun ways to spend their time.


We hope to see you this spring or this summer, and until then, we wish you the best in health, life and of course diving!


Sincerely,
Discovery Diving

KeyLargo

July 13 - 16, 2019

Dreaming of warm water? Palm trees? Tanning by the pool? Then book your trip with PRO SCUBA CENTER today and discover what Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has to offer. Explore the living coral reefs of the Florida Keys with its massive abundance of marine life. Sign up now!

Cost:

  • $720 per Diver (Douple Occupancy)
  • $970 per Diver (Single Occupancy)
  • $480 per Non-Diver (Double Occuopancy)

Payments:

  • $200 Non-refundable Deposit Due at Sign Up
  • Final Paymnet due June 28, 2019

Included:

  • 3 Nights Lodging (Double Occupancy)
  • 6 Boat Dives (2 Dives per Day)
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Pre-Trip Pool Dive
  • Equipment Transport

NOT Included:

  • Transportation
  • Meals & Beverages
  • Crew Gratuities

PRO SCUBA CENTER

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1417 Crabapple Lane, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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This certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCUBA cylinders. The full day course is suited for those new to visual inspection as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers. It is the only training recognized by US DOT, Compressed Gas Association, and cylinder manufacturers as the most comprehensive, up to date training available today on this subject. The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion valid for 3 years.

There are 3 more classes that can take place on Sunday, Valve Repair Tech, Eddy Current Tech, and ORepair. They each take 2 hrs, and are not included in the price of the VCI class itself. 

OGKC1

Have you ever been to the beach and wondered what the underwater world was like? Have you ever dreamed of frolicking with fish, dancing with dolphins, or tangoing with turtles? Now, it is easier than ever to learn about the underwater world and to be a part of it! Discovery Diving has been opening the underwater world to people of all ages for over 40 years.  Now is the time for you and your family to get certified!

OGKC2

Over the last 15 years, we have worked with local summer camps to train young adults how to scuba dive. During 2017, we introduced a kids only SCUBA camp. This week long camp not only teaches the tools and techniques for SCUBA diving safely, but also introduces the students to the different National Marine Sanctuaries in the United States. We have partnered with the NOAA Ocean Guardian Dive Club to provide additional training and educational experiences beyond the standard Open Water Diver Course.

Our week long course ensures success for students by providing more pool time to master skills and buoyancy. The camp usually runs from 9:00 in the morning through to 5:00 in the evening. Students will spend some time in the classroom completing knowledge development about the physics and physiology of SCUBA diving. From there, we move to a confined water setting (pool) to assemble their dive gear and learn basic skills like breathing off a regulator and clearing their masks if they get some water in it. Students will also spend one day in the pool specifically working on their buoyancy and mastering skills such as navigating around a “wreck”, identifying different fish species, cleaning up trash in the ocean, and swimming through kelp forests.

OGKC3After all the confined water skills and knowledge development are completed, the course culminates in two days of open water diving at Radio Island Rock Jetty. Students will complete 2 dives each day, including some skills and a tour of the area. They are most likely to come across black sea bass, oyster toad fish, some tropical fish such as butterfly fish, and sea urchins. We are offering two KIDS Open Water Camps (June 18-24 and July 16-22) and one KIDS Advanced Open Water Camp (July 30 – August 3). Class sizes are small to ensure a small student to instructor ratio. Give us a call at 252-728-2265 or visit www.discoverydiving.com.

Click to find out more about the Open Water Kids Camp.

Click to find out more about the Advanced Open Water Kids Camp.

Click to find out more about the Rescue and Nitrox Kids Camp