SODA News - November 2019

Hello Divers, check out the November edition of SODA News...

New Open Water Scuba Instructor

Featured Event

Specialty of the Month

Featured Dive Travel

October Certifications


New Open Water Scuba Instructor

Congratulations to Jim Davis on becoming SODA's newest, Open Water Scuba Diver, Instructor. Great Job, Jim!


Featured Event


SODA Chili Cook Off

Saturday November 23, 2019

4:30 pm


3351 E Stroop Rd

Kettering, OH 45440

Join us on Saturday, November 23rd at 4:30 pm. We will be eating some of the best chili in Dayton, and you will be the judge of which is THE best!

Soda (get it ;) ) and water will be provided. If you have another beverage of choice, you are welcome to bring it.

See you there!


Specialty of the Month

This Month Only...Take 25 % off the SSI Deep Diving Specialty.

Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification. after completing this program


Featured Dive Travel

North Carolina

August 24 - August 28, 2020

The Graveyard of the Atlantic gets its name from the estimated 2000 shipwrecks scattered along the North Carolina coastline. Consistently voted #1 Wreck Diving in North America by Scuba Diving magazine's Readers' Poll, many of these historic vessels are accessible to divers.

The Wreck of the German U-Boat U-352

Some of the most impressive wrecks are the World War II casualties - vessels fallen prey to Hitler's U-boat fleet as they traversed the offshore waters. Tankers, cargo ships, British fishing trawlers, and even German submarines, form impressive underwater monuments to this tumultuous segment of our maritime heritage. Among others, a World War I gunboat, a late 18th century schooner, and an early 20th century luxury liner exist in North Carolina's unparalleled collection of dive-able history.

Additionally, thanks to the continued efforts of the NC Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program, local fishing organizations, and the Carteret County Artificial Reef Association, North Carolina is home to a plethora of vessels sunk purposefully as artificial reefs. Like their historic counterparts, these sites host a vast array of marine life making for thoroughly enjoyable diving experiences.

  • 5 Full Day Charters With Olympus Dive Center
  • $675.00* diver, per person
  • $200.00* per person deposit due at sign up
  • Not included: Transportation, lodging, meals, dive equipment, dive insurance and travel insurance.
  • Click here for more details

*Credit card price add 3%. All deposits and payments are non-refundable. Travel insurance and dive insurance is highly recommended!


Reserve your spot today!



October Certifications

Southern Ohio Diving Academy is Proud of every diver we certify. Congratulations to all our fine divers!


MASTER DIVER: Scott Vosler


SPECIALTY DIVER: Nick Schmitz, Rob Stephens

COMPUTER DIVING: Nathan Roberts, Nick Schmitz, Scott Volser

DRY SUIT DIVING: Rob Stephens, Tom Wilson

EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES: Nick Schmitz, Scott Vosler


WRECK DIVING: Scott Vosler

OPEN WATER DIVER: Cody Stanley, Colin Pohlman, Dave Adams, Jacob Bruce, Jodi Adams, Marcus Keinath, Richard Perry

Questions? Contact us today 937-298-2999