Dive Charters

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Three charter boats currently operate exclusively through Discovery Diving Company, one 6-passenger vessel, and two 16-passenger crewboats. We run charters with a minimum of four people and can accommodate almost any size group. If you are by yourself, or have less than four people, we generally have little trouble placing you on scheduled charters. While most of our charters feature North Carolina's world renowned shipwrecks, we also offer charters geared especially for spearfishing where we visit our vibrant hard bottom reef systems.

For reservations or additional information, call 252-728-2265

We require payment at the time of reservation and have a 30-day cancellation policy that should be reviewed prior to reserving a charter. Please note that food and beverages are not provided, so you'll want to bring your own. Our boats all have ample cooler space and water, soda, and beer can be purchased at Discovery. Tanks and rental gear are not included in the price, though all are available at the dive shop. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to charter departure for gear loading and paperwork.

 

 

View our Charter Calendar

 

Charter Options

 

Price: $115/diver

Our most popular charter option, the Regular Day Charter is a two-tank dive excursion. Weather/Conditions permitting, our first dive is at one of the offshore sites and the second dive is on a shallower wreck closer to shore. Alternatively, we will make both dives on the inshore sites.

Departure Time:
Weekends (May 14 - September 16): 6:45am
Weekends (Off-Season) & Weekdays: 7:45am

Diver Requirements: As the first dive of a Regular Day Charter can be at a depth of 100'-120', we require that divers show proof of training or experience in depths greater than or equal to 100', as well as a total of at least 5 dives, and one dive in the past 12 months. Accordingly, please make sure to bring your certification card and/or log book. The following equipment (as a minimum) must be used by each diver: regulator with submersible pressure gauge, buoyancy control device, alternate air source, and dive timer (computer, watch,or bottom timer.)

For information on group (6 or more divers) charter bookings, please email or call us at 252-728-2265.

Downloads: Save time by filling out paperwork before you arrive. (Please initial all line items)

Liability Waiver- Air Diver
Liability Waiver- Nitrox Diver

 

Price: $70/diver

Half Day Charters consist of one 50 minute dive on an inshore wreck. Appropriate for experienced and novice divers, depths range from 35'-70'.  We will with prior notice allow (2) 25 minute dives for instructional purposes.

Departure Time:
Weekends (May 15 - September 15): 6:45am & 3:45pm
Weekends (Off-Season) & Weekdays: 7:45am & 3:45pm

Diver Requirements: Open Water Certification. Please make sure to bring your certification card and/or log book. The following equipment (as a minimum) must be used by each diver: regulator with submersible pressure gauge, buoyancy control device, alternate air source, and dive timer (computer, watch,or bottom timer.)

For information on group (6 or more divers) charter bookings, please email or call us at 252-728-2265.

Downloads: Save time by filling out paperwork before you arrive. (Please initial all line items)

Liability Waiver- Air Diver
Liability Waiver- Nitrox Diver

 

Price: $160/diver

On our Special Day Charters we visit a site located approximately 3 hours from the dock. Similar to a Regular Day, the Special Day is a two-tank dive excursion. The second dive is on a shallower wreck closer to shore.

Departure Time:
Weekends (May 15 - September 15): 6:45am
Weekends (Off-Season) & Weekdays: 7:45am

Diver Requirements: As the first dive of a Long Day Charter is at a depth of 100'-120', we require that divers show proof of training or experience in depths greater than or equal to 100', a total of at least 5 dives, and one dive in the past 12 months. Accordingly, please make sure to bring your certification card and/or log book.

For information on group (6 or more divers) charter bookings, please email or call us at 252-728-2265.

Downloads: Save time by filling out paperwork before you arrive. (Please initial all line items)

Liability Waiver- Air Diver
Liability Waiver- Nitrox Diver

Long Days

We routinely offer a variety of Specialty Charters including 3-tank dives, night dives, shark dives, trips to the U-352, spearfishing, and lobster dives.

 

Departure Time:
Weekends (May 15 - September 15): 6:45am
Weekends (Off-Season) & Weekdays: 7:45am

For information on group (6 or more divers) charter bookings, please email or call us at 252-728-2265.

 

Upcoming Specialty Charters:
May 4th & 5th:  3-tank dive

Call the shop at 252-728-2265 for pricing and availability, or to make a reservation.

 

 

Price: $420/diver
  • For $420 you'll get 4 days diving (Mon - Fri).

Departure time: 7:45am

Diver Requirements: As the first dive of a Regular Day Charter can be at a depth of 100'-120', we require that divers show proof of training or experience in depths greater than or equal to 100', a total of at least 5 dives, and one dive in the past 12 months. Accordingly, please make sure to bring your certification card and/or log book. The following equipment (as a minimum) must be used by each diver: regulator with submersible pressure gauge, buoyancy control device, alternate air source, and dive timer (computer, watch,or bottom timer.)

For information on group (6 or more divers) charter bookings, please email or call us at 252-728-2265.

Downloads: Save time by filling out paperwork before you arrive. (Please initial all line items)

Liability Waiver- Air Diver
Liability Waiver- Nitrox Diver

Dive Boats

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The Outrageous V has inside seating for 18 people, full size clean toilet facilities, a fresh water system with shower and ice water onboard for your convenience. There is a large upper deck for sunning and cooler storage. There is ample space on the main deck for your tanks and dive gear. The swim platform is 4' wide and 12' long and has 2 ladders.

Hull: Aluminum
Power: 2 3208 Turbo Charged Caterpillar Diesels
Cruise speed: 16 - 20 knots
Capacity: 18 passengers (licensed for 28)
Size: 47' x 15'
Year Built: 1978
Captain: Terry Leonard
Captain Terry grew up in Carteret County and has over 30 years of experience on the waters of NC as a commercial fisherman, a commercial diver, in salvage and towing , charter fishing, etc. Being able to call on this wide range of experiences helps him to give you the best diving experience possible. Terry has been a full time dive boat Capt. since 1984 .
Mates: 1-2

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The Captain's Lady is our six-pack boat, ideal for customers who prefer diving wih smaller groups. In addition to frequenting the more common shipwrecks, the Captain's Lady specializes in spearfishing and lobster hunting excursions to rock ledges and hard bottom sites. She boasts ample dry and wet storage as well as a marine head.

Hull: Fiberglass
Power: Single diesel
Cruise speed: 16 - 18 knots
Capacity: 6 passengers (needs 4 to run)
Size: 35' x 11.6''
Make: Bruno Stileman
Captain: Leroy Craytor
Captain Leroy is retired from 21 years of service in the USMC. Leroy has been a licensed captain since 1988 who specializes in dive charters.  In addition to being a licensed captain, he is a qualified NAUI instructor. Leroy frequently dives himself which allows him to give parties the best possible dive site for sea conditions at any time.

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The SeaQuest II has tank racks for 24 divers and a large top deck with bench seats. The boat has a large head with a sink and regular-sized toilet. Inside, there is seating for 21 people, three tables, and a microwave. The back deck has a canopy for shade, a 10-gallon ice water dispenser, and a hot/cold water shower. The boat has a/c and heat, as well as 110 volt A/C for battery charging. An onboard fresh water camera bucket is available upon request prior to departure. The dive platform has two ladders and surface supplied air on the hang bar.

Make: 1978 Neuville
Hull: Aluminum
Power: 2 8V71 Detroit Diesels
Cruise speed: 16 - 20 knots
Capacity: 16-20 passengers (needs 8 to run)
Size: 47' x 15'
Crew: 2-3
Captain: Jerry Smith
Captain Jerry Smith, with four years US Naval Service experience, has been a certified diver since 1982, and has been licensed by the US Coast Guard since 1984. Capt. Jerry has worked on or around the water for over 30 years and brings this experience to work every day. The Capt. and crew are medic first aid and Dan O2 Certified.

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