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North Carolina

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by knives, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. knives

    knives Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kingston,Ontario, Canada
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    I am looking at heading down to NC in Nov for some diving... can anyone recommend a charter.....?
    I have not dove in the area at all, and have no idea where to strart from, am very interested in wrecks......comments anyone?
    Thanks ....
     
  2. Dr. Doug Ebersole

    Dr. Doug Ebersole Instructor, Scuba

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    I'm sure you'll get lots of recommendations, but I'd start with Olympus Dive Center in Morehead City (Olympus Dive Center - Home). They are a great operation.
     
  3. knives

    knives Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kingston,Ontario, Canada
    394
    8
    thanks, I will check them out.....
     
  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
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    NC has a fairly long coast line with 3 basic diving areas. The outter banks, Morehead City area and Wilmington area.
    Morehead City area: Olympus and Discovery
    Wilmington area : Aquatic Surfaris and Cape Fear Divers.

    There are other smaller operators but these are the bigger ones. If you can give us a better idea of what part of the coast you are going to be at, we can give you more specific information.
     
  5. knives

    knives Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kingston,Ontario, Canada
    394
    8

    that is part of the problem, It is up to me to plan the trip and I am not sure where to go, We are very interested in wrecks and of course large critters, we have a couple of photograghers in the group as well , what is your favorite place to dive from the NC coast?
     
  6. RICHinNC

    RICHinNC Solo Diver

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  7. fireflock

    fireflock Solo Diver

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    What kind of divers are in your group. I think the Wilmington area is better for divers who are just getting their feet wet in the open ocean with dives in the 100'+ range (where a lot of the best stuff is). The Morehead area has more boats (hence more options) and is the place most people hear/read about when they think about NC diving. Wilmington is a real city, with a multitude of amenities. Morehead and Beaufort are a little farther off the beaten path, but not isolated by any means.

    If you decide on the Morehead area, GoDiveNC has a nice collection of tips and advice. Wilmington North Carolina Diving is a nice intro to the ILM area.

    The weather is always a risk in the fall (and spring....and summer....) so it's nice to have a plan B in mind.

    Rich
     
  8. knives

    knives Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kingston,Ontario, Canada
    394
    8
    we are all experienced divers....
    thanks for the info, I will check out the links.......
     

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