Treasure Hunt

Discovery Diving Co., Inc.
414 Orange St
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516




42nd Annual Treasure Hunt Oct 9th, 2021


Check out this years amazing PRIZES and sponsors!!

Check out last years amazing PRIZES and sponsors!! 

What is Discovery Diving's Treasure Hunt?


  • Discovery Diving's Treasure Hunt is one of the largest single day gatherings of divers on the East Coast.
  • Discovery Diving's Treasure Hunt is a fundraising event for DAN.
  • Discovery Diving's Treasure Hunt is a fundraising event for Mile of Hope as well, giving children a look into SCUBA that they may not have gotten otherwise!
  • Discovery Diving's Treasure Hunt is a Big Old PARTY!!!!!!

For the last 40 years, we have been going to everybody and anybody, diving related and non-diving related, begging for donations and have been fairly successful. We have, in the past, ended up with enough prizes for all participants to receive at least two prizes and in some cases three prizes.

Sign Ups Begin September 1st at 8:00 am.

Listed below are the rules and general information for this year's Treasure Hunt:

  1. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. DUE TO SEVERAL COMPLAINTS LAST YEAR, YOU MUST DRAW YOUR OWN PRIZES. Drawing lasts as long as it takes. You may leave at anytime during the event but you forfeit remaining chances to draw.
  2. The Treasure Hunt is scheduled for TBD am Saturday, Oct. 9th, 2021.
  3. All divers must register with Discovery Diving Co., no later than TBD am, Oct. 10th.
  4. Treasure Hunt registration is $25.00 for divers ($30.00 if you wait to register on the 10th) and $10.00 for each guest who will be at the Pig Picking($15.00 if you wait to register on the 19th).
  5. Divers receive an information package with brochures from various manufacturers at check in time.  Treasure Hunt Rules and a Treasure List are included in this package.
  6. A preliminary briefing is conducted at Discovery Diving Co., at TBD am. All participating divers must be at this briefing which covers location of dive, area boundaries, check in procedures, and time frame.
  7. If you take your own boat to Radio Island please stay NORTH of the GREEN day markers.
  8. After the preliminary briefing, all divers will go to Radio Island at the specified time for a dive/safety/buddy-up briefing. At this time, divers without buddies will be buddied-up.
  9. Divers enter the water upon a specified signal and have 45 minutes to find and record their shell numbers.
  10. Divers are limited to a maximum of 2 SHELLS EACH.  Please bring up only 2 shells. Let others find their own; that’s half the fun. Keep your shells to be traded for a prize during the drawing.
  11. Upon completion of the dive all participants check in with Treasure Hunt Officials at the dive site to record their shell numbers, and then may return to Discovery Diving.  Only numbers recorded at the site are valid. If you don't find a shell don't give up, you still have a chance of winning a prize.
  12. The infamous pig picking happens after the dive. We’ll eat at approximately 2:00 pm.  Divers must turn in their meal tickets, received at check-in, in order to eat.  Seconds will be available after everyone has gone through once. You will be called to eat in registration order.  Numbers 1-50 go first then 51-100 and so on. Early registration not only gets you a chance at leftover prizes but also puts you at the front of the food line.
  13. Drawing is conducted in numerical order based on the shell numbers found and recorded at the dive site.
  14. The respective diver hands in his shell and pulls a prize card from the treasure chest and receives the prize listed.
  15. After divers with shells have drawn, participants without shells have one chance to draw based on his/her registration. If prizes remain, drawing starts at the top of the registration list and continues until everyone present has drawn a maximum of 3 times. Those prizes left after everyone receives 3 prizes will be awarded at future events.
  16. All prizes awarded are final.  Discovery Diving Company is not and cannot be responsible for items that do not fit or items which the winner already owns.  No exchanges, trade-ins or refunds will be made by Discovery Diving Company or other donors.  Discovery Diving Company encourages treasure hunters to bargain, sell and trade among themselves during the event.
  17. Also we ask that no Spearfishing Equipment be brought into the water for the Shell Hunt at Radio Island.



U/W Bike Race

eventsiconJoin us on July 4th for this annual event benefitting the Children's Mile of Hope.

Lionfish Tournament

eventsiconWe need your help to make Carteret County's 6th Annual "If you Can't Beat 'em, Eat 'em" Spearfishing Tournament a success! This Tournament is a joint effort between Discovery Diving and Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA).

Treasure Hunt

eventsiconFood, prizes, diving, and fun! Proceeds benefit the Mile Hope Children's Cancer Fund and DAN's research in diving safety.


2013Join us in support of the East Carolina Artificial Reef Association.  Click here for more info on this great event and how you can help to bring more Wrecks to the Graveyard of the Atlantic.