Discovery Diving Co., Inc.
414 Orange St
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516


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The PADI SOBX Wreck Diving course is a PADI Distinctive Specialty that was written and taught by Lee Moore.  It is designed to educate the diver about the unique conditions on the wrecks of the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.  This program will teach the history of the wrecks of the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, including, but not limited to, the U-352, USS Schurz, USNS Aeolus, USCGC Spar, USS Indra, W. E. Hutton, Ario, Caribsea, and the Papoose.  This course will also teach about the hazards on the wrecks of the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.


Prerequisite certification for enrollment is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent rating.

Minimum Age


Class Description

Classroom sessions will cover:

  • History of the Wrecks of the Southern Outer Banks (SOBX)
  • Planning
  • Organization Procedures
  • Techniques
  • Problems and Hazards of Wreck Diving

The course also consists of 2 Open Water Dives.

Equipment Requirements:
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and an alternate air source
  • Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Timer
  • Wreck Reel
  • Safety Sausage
  • PADI SOBX Wreck Diver Manual (Included with the class)
Before Class:

Students should read and answer the questions in the PADI SOBX Wreck Diver Manual before the first class meeting.

Complete the PADI Medical Form prior to first day of class.


$285.00 includes one Regular Day charter.

Click here for training schedule.

Forms & Paperwork

 Download forms prior to arrival

Dive Charter Paperwork
Liability Waiver (Air)
Liability Waiver (Nitrox)
Air Rental Agreement
Nitrox Rental Agreement

Student Paperwork

to expedite check-in.

 Student Paperwork
Discover SCUBA Release
PADI Student Folder
PADI Medical Form
Student Info Form
PADI Lost Card

(Please initial all line items)

U/W Bike Race

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Lionfish Tournament

eventsiconWe need your help to make Carteret County's 6th Annual "If you Can't Beat 'em, Eat 'em" Spearfishing Tournament a success! This Tournament is a joint effort between Discovery Diving and Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA).

Treasure Hunt

eventsiconFood, prizes, diving, and fun! Proceeds benefit the Mile Hope Children's Cancer Fund and DAN's research in diving safety.


2013Join us in support of the East Carolina Artificial Reef Association.  Click here for more info on this great event and how you can help to bring more Wrecks to the Graveyard of the Atlantic.