Weather & Conditions

Photo courtesy of Dale Hansen

Photo courtesy of Dale Hansen

Current Conditions

September 14, 2022
The Indra had 50 feet of visibility and the water was 78 degrees.  There were sea bass, grouper, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, blennies, amberjacks, and sheepshead.
The Army Tug had 50 feet of visibility and the water was 78 degrees.  There were sea bass, grouper, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, blennies, amberjacks, and sheepshead.

September 4, 2022
The Aeolus had 80 feet of visibility and the water was 80 degrees.  There were sand tigers, sea bass, lionfish, grouper, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, stingrays, triggerfish, blennies, amberjacks, and sheepshead.
The Spar had 80 feet of visibility and the water was 80 degrees.  There were sand tigers, lionfish, sea bass, grouper, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, stingrays, triggerfish, blennies, amberjacks, and sheepshead.
The Caribsea had 60 feet of visibility and the water was 78 degrees.  There were Battlestar size sand tigers, sea bass, grouper, lionfish, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, blennies, triggerfish, amberjacks, and sheepshead.

September 3, 2022
The Atlas had 50 feet of visibility and the water was 78 degrees.  There were sand tigers, lionfish, sea bass, grouper, barracuda, lionfish, triggerfish, baitfish, spadefish, and sheepshead.
The Caribsea had 60 feet of visibility and the water was 78 degrees.  There were Battlestar size sand tigers, sea bass, grouper, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, blennies, triggerfish, amberjacks, and sheepshead.
The Papoose had 80 feet of visibility and the water was 80 degrees.  There were sand tigers, sea bass, lionfish, grouper, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, blennies, triggerfish, amberjacks, and sheepshead.
The Schurz had 80 feet of visibility and the water was 80 degrees.  There were sea bass, lionfish, stingrays, grouper, barracuda, spadefisah, baitfish, flounder, blennies, triggerfish, amberjacks, and sheepshead.

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, the full price of each charter spot cancelled is fully refundable.

If you have any questions about our cancellation policy, click here to view it, or give us a call, 252-728-2265, or email us at dive@discoverydiving.com.

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