Dive Trips

Join the Dive Quarters staff on your next excursion. We offer guided trips to water near and abroad. From live-aboard sailing trips, to full service hotels, we have trips to suit a wide range of interests, timetables and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation floating by fish and coral reefs, wreck scavenging or underwater archaeology, Dive Quarters can take you there.

June 7-8, 2014
Hyde Wreck / Markham Wreck / City of Houston Wreck Dives
Wilmington, NC
$250 
Boat Departure: 8 a.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday from Bridge Tender Marina
Board the Aqua Safaris I, a custom built 48-foot dive boat with a transom cut to deck level, enabling giant stride entry. Hang bar and tank racks available. Enjoy warm, clear 72 degree water and North Carolina wreck diving at depths of 40-85 feet Saturday and 85-95 feet Sunday.
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.

June 21-22, 2014
18 Fathom Wreck / Rosin Wreck Dives
Wilmington, NC
$310
Boat Departure: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday from Bridge Tender Marina
Board the Aqua Safaris I, a custom built 48-foot dive boat with a transom cut to deck level, enabling giant stride entry. Hang bar and tank racks available. Enjoy warm, clear 72 degree water and North Carolina wreck diving at depths of 100-120 feet Saturday and 95-120 feet Sunday.
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.

July 4-6, 2014
Dive Locations TBD
Hatteras, NC
$475
Boat Departure: from Hatteras Landing Marina
Enjoy two-tank day trips Friday, Saturday and Sunday at depths ranging from 70-130 feet and water temperature of 76 degrees aboard the Under Pressure, the only boat with lift in the mid Atlantic, rendering fin ladders unnecessary. Sleep on the boat for $10 a night to avoid expensive and hard-to-book hotel rooms in Hatteras. Utilize the on-board compressor for air fills. 
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters' website or call 422-3483.

July 19-20, 2014
Dive Location TBD
Hatteras, NC
$320
Boat Departure: Hatteras Landing Marina
Enjoy two-tank day trips Saturday and Sunday at depths ranging from 70-130 feet and water temperature of 76 degrees aboard the Under Pressure, the only boat with lift in the mid Atlantic, rendering fin ladders unnecessary. Sleep on the boat for $10 a night to avoid expensive and hard-to-book hotel rooms in Hatteras. Utilize the on-board compressor for air fills.
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.

August 2-3, 2014
Fossil Ledge / Normania Wreck Dives
Wilmington, NC
$280
Boat Departure: 7:30 a.m. Saturday / 7:30 a.m. Sunday from Bridge Tender Marina
Board the Aqua Safaris I, a custom built 48-foot dive boat with a cut to deck level enabling giant stride entry. Hang bar and tank racks available. Enjoy warm, clear 76 degree water and North Carolina wreck diving at depths of 90-105 feet Saturday and 95-120 feet Sunday. Divers must have wreck reel and surface marker buoy. 
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.

September 6-7, 2018
Locations TBD
Hatteras, NC
$320
Boat Departure: from Hatteras Landing Marina
Enjoy two-tank day trips Friday, Saturday and Sunday at depths ranging from 70-130 feet and water temperature of 78 degrees aboard the Under Pressure, the only boat with lift in the mid Atlantic, rendering fin ladders unnecessary. Sleep on the boat for $10 a night to avoid expensive and hard-to-book hotel rooms in Hatteras. Utilize the on-board compressor for air fills.
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.

October 11-12,  2014
Cassimer Wreck / Nashville Wreck / Stacey's Ledge Dives
Wilmington, NC
$275
Boat Departure: 8 a.m. Saturday / 7:30 a.m. Sunday from Bridge Tender Marina
Board the brand new Aqua Safaris II, a custom built 48-foot Island Hopper boat (not a converted fishing vessel) that has a wide beam, making it a stable dive platform. Custom fins-optional ladders with extra wide steps make exiting from the water easy. The transom is cut to deck level to allow an effortless giant stride entry. Enjoy warm, clear 78 degree water and North Carolina wreck diving at depths of 90-120 feet Saturday and 90-120 feet Sunday.
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.

October 18-19,  2014
DUI Demo Days at Lake Rawlings
Emporia, NC
$10 prepaid / $15 day of, plus $30 lake entrance fee
DQ Special: $60 includes lake entry fee, event fee, lunch and DQ instructor for either a drysuit demo adventure dive or, for those undergoing PADI Drysuit Specialty Certification, the dives required to complete certification. 
Try out a drysuit or test dive a suit before purchase at the Diving Unlimited International (DUI) Demo Days event. Divers may demo the drysuits, undergarments and accessories for a modest fee including a delicious lunch and a free test diver hat. There is an option for drysuit certification with advanced registration. 
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.

October 25-26, 2014
Lancing Wreck / Far East Tanker Wreck Dives
Hatteras, NC
$385
Boat Departure from Hatteras Landing Marina
Dive deep on Saturday and Sunday at depths ranging from 160-170 feet and water temperature of 64 degrees aboard the Under Pressure, the only boat with lift in the mid Atlantic, rendering fin ladders unnecessary. Sleep on the boat for $10 a night to avoid expensive and hard-to-book hotel rooms in Hatteras. Utilize the on-board compressor for air fills.

This is NOT a recreational charter and it is the responsibility of the diver to come with the appropriate level of certification and experience or the diver may be prohibited from diving. Certain destinations listed above are targeted, but the destination may change due to weather, current, visibility or as the captain sees fit. If forced to change destinations, the cost of the individual days may change to accommodate the charter. 
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters' website or call 422-3483.

Lake Rawlings--2014
Semi-local Diving
June 14, 15
July 12, 13
July 19, 20
August 9, 10
August 23, 24
September 13, 14
September 27, 28
October 18, 19 (also DUI Demo Days--see above)
November 8, 9
December 13, 14
Each day $60 if not otherwise noted
20-60 ft. depth
Lake Rawlings was at one time a dry quarry mined for granite rock. In the late fifties, the miners hit an aquifer spring accidentally creating Lake Rawlings. The lake supports large-mouth bass, bream, bluegills, crayfish, and snails. Other features include two sunken buses, a van, several cars, the shell of the sailboat from the movie “The Replacements,” a submerged forest, a swim-through, a simulated kelp bed, a helicopter and huge boulders and granite walls.
For more information, see specific trip flyer, Dive Quarters’ website or call 422-3483.