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First Visit to Outer Banks

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by 73diver, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. 73diver

    73diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    I’m a Great Lakes wreck diver. I was just presented with the opportunity to stay in Kitty Hawk the first two weeks of November. This is my visit to this area. I’m seeking information about diving-perhaps the Hatteras area. I notice that the dive charters appear to end in September or October. If there is diving in November, I would be interested in hiring a local dive guide and buddy. I’m seeking a recommendation. Thanks.
  2. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    Morehead City, NC August 2015 - http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/no...us-dive-center-aug-9-13-2015-trip-report.html

    That's my old trip report including my research into other's shared content about the destination; if you scroll down to the When Boats Go Out section and expand the quote from one of Tortuga James' posts, you see "November- Cold fronts control the weather. Locals love this time of year. The water is still warm and the air can be too on a lot of days. Some of my best trips have been Thanksgiving weekend." He was with Tortuga Charters. They advertise a 6-passenger vessel; is this the sort of provider you're looking for?

  3. 73diver

    73diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Thank you Richard. That is exactly what I’m looking for. I will check into it.
  4. Silty Sam

    Silty Sam ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Great State O'Maine
    Is there still a dive operation on the Outer Banks? Morehead City has several options and is the gateway to the Graveyard of the Atlantic wrecks, but it's almost four hours from OBX.
  5. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
  6. Steve_C

    Steve_C Contributor Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh, NC USA
    Some of the boats will run if they have enough sign up. One of the mates on Dive Hatteras does a lot of shore dives to old wrecks close to shore but that may not interest you. The boat is lions paw. (which is actually a large scallop)
  7. AustinV

    AustinV Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NoVA
    If you’re staying in Kitty Hawk your best bet is Roanoke Island Outfitters. They run charters to several good wrecks, including the U-85 which I love. They’re an awesome shop and where their boat launches out of is maybe 7-10 miles from where you’ll be staying.
    73diver likes this.
  8. seadweller

    seadweller Dive Charter

    I agree , Roanoke Island Outfitters . In addition to the boat charters they may be able to
    give you some advice on some shore diving .
    Good luck and be safe !
    Sea Dwellers

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