Enjoy a long weekend get-away diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic!
Scuba Diving regularly ranks North Carolina among the best in North America for Wreck Diving and Big Animal Encounters!
Join us diving world-class wrecks such as the U-352, Papoose, Schurz, Caribsea and almost certainly seeing Morehead’s resident Sand Tiger Sharks.
Our adventure includes two days of two-tank diving with Olympus Dive Center (Saturday and Sunday) and Morehead City accommodations on Friday and Saturday nights. We anticipate leaving for Morehead early Friday morning and returning after Sunday’s dives, so it’s a nice long weekend of great diving. Actual dive sites are captain’s choice based on weather and other considerations.
Training possibilities include Deep, Wreck and Boat specialties and various Adventure dives. PADI TecRec also possible.
North Carolina diving is deep diving (the U-352 reaches 115+ feet), so Olympus has the following requirements:
- A minimum of 20 logged dives. At least 1 dive in the ocean to 70 feet or greater. At least 2 logged boat dives and at least 2 dives in the last 12 months. Minimum age 15 years old.
- Advanced Open Water Certification preferred. Experienced divers with Open Water Certification and required dives are accepted.
We strongly recommend diving with Enriched Air to maximize your bottom times, so get Enriched Air certified prior to departure.
Morehead City is a 6+ hour drive from Blue Octopus. Most divers arrange carpools leaving late Friday morning to (hopefully) avoid the summer weekend traffic, arrive Friday evening, dive Saturday and Sunday and drive back after Sunday’s dives, arriving back in the Alexandria area around 11 p.m. Sunday night.