Hope everyone is enjoying this "mild" winter and ready for an awesome 2012 Dive Season! It has been our pleasure to introduce many new divers to the undersea world and have enjoyed several trips to Crystal River. There are still a few more weeks of cold weather, but Lake Murray, the Cooper River, and offshore will be warming up before we know it!
If you have family, friends, or neighbors who have always wanted to Try Scuba.
Call the shop and get them enrolled in a Try Scuba Experience!
4th Mystery Trip
May 19 - 26 ~~ PLANS ARE BEING FINALIZED!
We have three spots left on our ??? Mystery trip to the southern Caribbean. If you are adventurous, join us for a week that includes good food, good diving, fun fellowship and lots of lasting memories. We have given four clues:
1. southern Caribbean
2. blue and yellow cottages
3. coconut jelly
Trip departs Charlotte and includes 7 nights accommodations, daily breakfast, 5 days of 2-tank diving, sunset cruises, taxes and service charges and tips for the dive boat crew. We have to release spots by March 30th so if you have a few weeks to decide to join us. Keep in mind you need a passport to travel.
Call the shop for more details and to make your deposit.
Are you ready for a big dive season?
Starting March off with USC & Winthrop classes heading to Florida for certification dives! Next is a Medic First Aid Course on March 13 & 14. MFA meets the pre-requisite for Stress & Rescue as well as a great class for all ages who need a working knowledge of first aid and CPR skills. We promise a fun and energetic class!
Our next Openwater Course will begin on March 19 followed by a Try Scuba Experience & Scuba Skills Update.
For those of you that think you have reached your learning potential or have a serious interest in sharing your passion for diving, we will have a Dive Leader orientation on March 31. Here we will plan your path to becoming a true dive professional. Whether you just want to continue your knowledge of diving with the Science of Diving Specialty or consider joining the Wateree Dive Crew as a Divemaster or Dive Control Specialist this will be a starting point.
Promise yourself to take a new class this season and really enjoy local diving!. Also be sure to enroll in the 2012 SSI Master Diver Challenge.
... Serving the dive community for 35 years!!!
Congratulations to all our recently certified divers! If you have not made it by the Dive Center to pick up your C-Card, drop us a line or don't be a stranger and join in at the fun at a Wing-Nite.
Get ready for the Summer!!! Avoid the rush....
don't forget to get your regulator systems & cylinders serviced for the upcoming season. Be sure to check the last time you had your computer battery replaced, there is nothing as frustrating as having prepped & planned for a dive, only to get to the dive site to discover a low battery warning on your computers LCD!
We appreciate our loyal customers and look forward to working with our newly certified divers. Stop by and interact with us on facebook, oh yeah, get wet often!
Larry, Serena, Andy, Billy, and Crew
Wateree Dive Center, Inc.
Columbia's Scuba Professionals Since 1977
Calendar of Events
Feb. 23 - 26 Crystal River Dive Adventure
February 29 Wing-Nite with SDAMP / SCIAA
March 3 - 6 USC Crystal River Dive Adventure
March 8 - 11 Winthrop University Crystal River Dive Adventure
March 13 & 14 Medic First Aid Course
March 19 SSI Openwater Diver Course Begins
March 24 Try Scuba
March 25 Scuba Skills Update
March 28 & 29 SC Law Enforcement Divers Association Training Seminar
Plan to join us next Wednesday for our LEAP Year Wing-Nite at the British Bulldog Pub on Bower Parkway with Ashley & the SDAMP/SCIAA crew, along with the new State Museum curator.
Bring your a few of your unique or unidentified artifacts or fossils have them identified and show others what is hidden beneath SC waters.
This event is Dutch Treat and we ask that you please give us a courtesy call/email so thta we can give the Pub an accurate head count.
See you there and bring a "not-diving yet" friend!
Bonaire - June 23 - 30
Join Andy, Shane & Caroline on a return trip to Bonaire. This has to be one of our favorite spots to dive! Trip departs Charlotte via Insel airlines on Saturday, June 23 for a 8-day / 7-night stay. Your accommodations are the studio and oceanfront deluxe rooms at the Divi Flamingo, full breakfast daily, a group Pasta buffet one night, 3 boat dives per day except on arrival and departure days, tanks, weights and belt, hotel taxes and service charges and tips for the dive boat personnel. We also have included the Bonaire Marine Park fee. This is a great value at $2050.00 per diver based on double occupancy. Non-diver are welcome to join us too!
We only have a few weeks left before finalizing details. Stop by and put your deposit down now! You will be glad you did!
It was great to see USN CDR Joe Dituri at the last Wing-Nite. Joe is also VP of IANTD and a former Wateree Instructor. Thanks again for an excellent presentation!
Looks like the Wateree Divers had a great time at the GA Aquarium diving with the gentle giants. We are enjoying your dvd.
Our deepest sympathy to Renee R. and Minna H. Our prayers are with you.