North Carolina 2021

Diving with Olympus Dive Center - June 14-18, 2021

Starting from
$747.00

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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.

 

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
  • $725.00* diver, per person
  • $200.00* per person deposit due at sign up
  • Not included:  Transportation, lodging, meals, dive equipment, dive insurance and travel insurance.
  • A minimum of 25 logged dives.  Advanced Open Water certification preferred. Experienced divers with Open Water Certification and required dives are accepted. 
  • At least 2 dives in the ocean to 70 feet or greater.
  • At least 2 logged boat ocean dives.
  • At least 2 dives in the last 12 months. 
  • Minimum age for Full Day Charter is 15 years of age.

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

 

Group Travel Information with Olympus Dive Center

Breakdown of Typical Dive Day…

Check-in time for Full Day Dive Trip is 6 a.m. at the Dive Shop.

6:00am -  Waivers are filled out, Certification Cards and log books are checked. Tank rentals and equipment rentals take place. Tanks are analyzed; equipment is loaded on the boat.  We ask that each diver fully assemble their equipment so that we ensure that nothing is left behind.  {A note about nitrox, with depths ranging from 90-120 feet, we bank 30% nitrox. Your divers are more than welcome to dive either air or nitrox, depending on certification.}  If you would like to drop by the shop the night before to fill out waivers and set up your gear… please feel free.
 
7:00am or Earlier -  Safety briefing takes place while underway. Although we have tried and tried, we cannot control the weather, currents or visibility.  We do not pre-determine our dive sites.  The sites are chosen the day of the dive trip based on what conditions allow.  We can NOT guarantee a dive on the U-352 or a wreck with sharks.  Expect about a 2 hour ride to our planned dive sites.  Upon arrival to the dive site, a detailed site briefing is given by the captain.  After dive 1, we will do a 1 ½ -2 hour surface interval. Divers change tanks and relax. We will either change sites or stay on the same site, depending on the day. The captain will give a detailed site briefing for dive 2. After the dive, we begin the 1 ½ - 2 hour return trip to the dock.

3:00/4:00pm - Upon returning to the dock, divers are given the opportunity to pay for tank fills if they brought their own tanks, or pay for tank rentals for the following day.


Required and Recommended Equipment:
In addition to the basic scuba equipment that all divers are required to have BCD, Regulator, Octo, and Dive Computer. Please make sure that you are aware of how your computer functions as well as how to set the computer for appropriate mix. In addition, having the computer manual with you on the dive boat is always advised.  Weights ARE included in the charter prices.

Minimum safety equipment recommendation is a surface marker buoy suitable for diving in the ocean. Neon yellow is best for our area. A whistle or audible alarm is also a very good idea.

If you are prone to sea sickness, please make sure that you take something for it the night before the dive trip so that the medication has a chance to work its way into their system. There are a few things that you can take on the spot to help ease comfort and we have those available in our dive shop.

We do have a fresh water shower onboard, as well as a microwave, television and ample cooler space.  Food and drinks are not provided on our dive vessels, so you’ll need to make arrangements for that ahead of time. There are a few deli’s and grocery stores around town where you can get pre-made items.  We would also recommend bringing a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and they may want a dry change of clothes.

Our water temperatures are in the mid to upper 70’s during our summer months.  Most people are comfortable in a 3mm suit.

Olympus Dive Center
713 Shepard Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-726-9432

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