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Let’s go diving: Carolina Beach Scuba provides a personalized diving experience

Carolina Beach Scuba is still at 1018 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suite 21, Carolina Beach, and dives and tank fills are by appointment. For an appointment or details, call 910-458-7390. So, let’s go diving.

By: Candace Lookingbill
Staff Writer

Want to go on a shipwreck dive, or how about diving for Megalodon teeth? Contact David Smithy, owner of Carolina Beach Scuba, formerly Cape Fear Dive Center, and he will provide you with the adventure you are looking for.
Smithey, a retired law enforcement officer, has been diving for some time. He supervised the search and recovery dive team for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. So, he is bringing his experience as a diver to his business.
He provides charter services for divers out of Carolina Beach; he has access to several boats that will handle groups of five to 18 people. He also offers equipment rentals, tanks, air fills and other equipment related to diving.
Smithey is able to provide a more personalized dive. For his out-of-town customers, he is able to recommend area places to dine and stay, and if the dive could not happen, he can direct you what to do and visit because he is from the area. He also provides education and training in scuba and will certify those seeking certification in scuba, beginning with open water certification with PADI.
Some of the shipwreck dives are at John D. Gill, Frying Pan Tower and City of Houston. But, he also does dives for Megalodon teeth, this is very popular and some of his customers have found up to the six-inch range in size teeth, can you imagine holding this type of fossil in your own hands?
The average cost of the dives range from $85 to $240, a two tank dive is $150 and $240 for a three tank dive. Open water lesson is $225 and covers everything needed for the dive except for mask, snorkel, fins and boots. He does have those items available for you to rent.  Carolina Beach Scuba is still at 1018 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suite 21, Carolina Beach, and dives and tank fills are by appointment. For an appointment or details, call 910-458-7390. So, let’s go diving.