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Recent Conditions

May 22

The Indra had 40 feet of visibility and the water was 71 degrees.  There were sea bass, spadefish, a sand tiger, a sand bar shark, amberjacks, blennies, flounder, and grouper.

The Hutton had 30 feet of visibility and the water was 71 degrees.  There were a sand tiger, amberjacks, flounder, sea bass, sheepshead, oyster toadfish, and spadefish.

The Suloide had 30 feet of visibility and the water was 71 degrees. There were sea bass, grouper, flounder, spadefish, blennies, amberjacks, and baitfish.

 

May 17

The Ashkhabad had 40 feet of visibility and the water was 71 degrees.  There were sea bass, barracuda, spadefish, triggerfish, amberjacks, and grouper.

The Indra had 25 feet of visibility and the water was 68 degrees. There were baitfish, amberjacks, flounder, sea bass, oyster toadfish, a sand tiger, and blennies.

The Aeolus had 40 feet of visibility and the water was 74 degrees.  There were sand tigers, grouper, flounder, sea bass, baitfish, sheepshead, spadefish, and barracuda.

The Spar had 40 feet of visibilty and the water was 71 degrees.  There were sand tigers, amberjacks, sea bass, beeliners, two-spot cardinalfish, sheepshead, barracuda, and spadefish.


 

 

May 16

The Box Wreck / Rockpile had 80 feet of visibility and the water was 75 degrees.  There were amberjacks, spadefish, barracuda, lionfish, flounder, barracuda, grouper, and sea bass.

The Bedfordshire had 30 feet of visibility and the water was 76 degrees.  There were amberjacks, spadefish, beeliners, barracuda, grouper, triggerfish, sea bass, and eels.

The Schurz had 60 feet of visibility and the water was 77degrees.  There were flounder, lionfish, triggerfish, amberjacks, spadefish, beeliners, barracuda, grouper, sea bass, sheepshead, and eels.

The Aeolus had 50 feet of visibility and the water was 74 degrees.  There were sand tigers, flounder, grouper, spadefish, sheepshead, triggerfish, sea bass, and barracuda.

 

 

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May 6

The Schurz had 50 feet of visibility and the water was 71 degrees.  There were lionfish, triggerfish, sea bass, beeliners, cobia, a sea turtle, barracuda, spadefish, amberjacks, and grouper.

The Aeolus had 50 feet of visibilty and the water was 71 degrees.  There were sand tigers, amberjacks, flounder, sea bass, beeliners, sheepshead, cocoa damselfish, a sea turtle, barracuda, and spadefish.

 

 

 

May 5

The Papoose had 50 feet of visibility and the water was 71 degrees.  There were sand tigers, sea bass, black tip sharks, a sea turtle, spinner sharks, barracuda, spadefish, amberjacks, and grouper.

The Spar had 50 feet of visibilty and the water was 71 degrees.  There were sand tigers, amberjacks, sea bass, beeliners, two-spot cardinalfish, sheepshead, queen angelfish, a sand bar, a sea turtle, barracuda, and spadefish.

 

 

Understand NC Weather

So, you're scheduled for a dive and you've seen the forecast...but, you're not sure what it all means?

 

Averages: High Season

May 15 - June 15 & Sept 15 - Oct 15

Water temp: low/mid 70s
Air temp: mid 70s - low 80s
Average visibility: 50' - 100'

June 15 - Sept 15

Water temp: mid 70s - low 80s
Air temp: low 80s - low 90s
Average visibility: 50' - 100'

Averages: Low Season

Oct 15 - Dec 1 & April 15 - May 15

Water temp: mid 60s - low 70s
Air temp: upper 60s - low 70s
Average visibility: 40'- 50'

Dec 1 - April 15

Water temp: upper 50s - mid 60s
Air temp: upper 40s - low 60s
Average visibility: 30'- 50'

Photo courtesy of Dale Hansen
Our prime diving season is May through October when the air and water temperatures are highest, and visibilty peaks, often reaching 100 feet. During the summer months, a 3mm wetsuit is sufficient where as in the spring and fall, a 5mm or 7mm wetsuit is appropriate. Our winter season offers fewer crowds and cooler temperatures, though visibility slightly declines. We recommend either a 7mm wetsuit, or a drysuit, and a hood for winter diving.

NC weather is inherently difficult to predict, even in the final days leading up to a charter.

Sea conditions vary considerably on a daily basis, but tend to be better during the summer. If you're prone to seasickness, we do recommend that you take precautions, even in the calmest of seas.

Keep in mind that forecasts can change dramatically and are, unfortunately, often inaccurate. As such, while we strive to be accommodating, desicions regarding weather are commonly made on the morning of the charter. These decisions include, but are not limited to, cancellation and choice of dive sites, and are made at the sole discretion of the boat captains. We cannot guarantee water clarity, sea state, or a particular dive site. However, in the event of a full cancellation due to weather, all charter deposits are fully refundable.

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