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    Interested in NC Wreck around the Holidays (Christmas) - Please Help

    Hello All,

    My fiancé and I are interested in doing some penetration wreck dives in NC around Christmas time when we travel to visit her family. While doing research I found many dive shops out of business and not one of the in business shops I e-mailed ever responded to me, thus I am hoping a knowledgeable soul here may be able to help out.

    We'll be staying in Durham, so driving is going to be mandatory. As such is the weather usually an issue in December?
    I need to know what outfits do wreck dives in December, and any recommendations would be helpful.
    What’s the UW Temps usually like that time of year? I.E. how bundled up will we need to be?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated, also if there is an important question that I am missing please do advise me.

    -Chris

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    Check with Olympus Dive Center out of Morehead City, NC. Olympus Dive Center


    Average Dive Conditions
    Month Air Temp Water Temp Visibility
    January 57*F 60*F 40ft
    February 59*F 55*F 40ft
    March 65*F 60*F 40ft
    April 72*F 65*F 50ft
    May 79*F 68*F 50ft
    June 85*F 72*F 70ft
    July 88*F 78*F 80-100ft
    August 88*F 80*F 100+ft
    September 85*F 80*F 100+ft
    October 77*F 76*F 75ft
    November 71*F 68*F 60ft
    December 64*F 60*F 50ft

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    Hey Pedro,

    Thanks for the info. It looks like December is going to be chilly diving. Oh YAY!

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    Discovery Diving in Beaufort will more than likely have some charters during the holidays.

    http://www.discoverydiving.com

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    Thanks for the info rlskill1, I am checking with them and Olympus.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for good wreck diving for advanced rec divers with no penetration experience?

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    Any of the wrecks offshore NC would be good with or without penetration experience. Just stay out of the wreck. Lots to see on the outside anyway!

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    hey rlskill1, thanks for the info. Though I would like to venture into penetration in the not too distant future.

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    Easy penetration dive is the Indra, Others, a little more advanced, are the Spar and the different sections of the Aeolus. (once you chase the sharks out!!)

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