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Scuba Diving / Snorkeling

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Scuba Diving / Snorkeling

I am planning a trip to Topsail in August. I have heard there are a few snorkeling/diving spots around. I don't have any experience with either but am interested in learning about my options. Anyone know where I can get more information, or of a nice introductory course? Thank you!

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There are a couple local dive shops I know of that could probably help you out tremendously. There's Scuba Tech located at 1306 Hwy 172 in Sneads Ferry (phone 910-329-1666) and Carolina Divers

topsail-island-nc.net/carolina-divers.html

Here's a USA Today article about diving around Topsail that you might find interesting …usatoday.com/scuba-diving-off-topsail-islan…

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Unfortunately Carolina Divers is closed :(

I will look into Scuba Tech, thank you!

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I am a diver and diving in NC is nothing like Florida or the Caribbean. The boat rides to get to the ship wrecks are over an hour. The visibility the times I have tried diving is 10-20 feet. The waves can sometimes still be 3 feet. Those are the negatives. The positives are you will always see sharks. My son dove a wreck out of swansboro and surfaced with 6 dolphins that were playing in their bubbles. I recommend contacting dive shops in Carolina beach. It is a 45 minute drive south, but the dive boats all go to the same ship wrecks.

There is no snorkeling in NC.

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Columbia scuba is a wonderful place to learn and they are a wealth of knowledge. I am in a class at this moment. We are going to Topsail in August also.

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Columbia Scuba is a wonderful place to learn and they are a wealth of knowledge. I am in a class at this moment. We are heading to Topsail in August also.

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