For those of you staying with the group, we will be at the
Econo Lodge Crystal Coast,
3410 Bridges St., Morehead City, NC, US, 28557 Phone: (252) 247-2940.
The rooms are currently reserved in my name but it will be two people to
a room for Friday and Saturday evening.
Divingis located at: 414
Orange Street, Beaufort, NC 28516 Phone: (252)-728-2265. The SeaQuest
II is at the dock by Discovery Diving and leaves the dock at 6:45am.
They request that you arrive by 6:00am to start loading the boat for a
timely departure and we usually are back at the dock around 3:00 –
Please make sure you bring your releases, logbook, C-Cards and your DAN
Insurance Card. DANDiver Insurance (or comparable) is
required and can be secured on line here:
DAN Diver's Insurance.
As far as diving goes, please fill out
and bring with you to the boat the appropriate releases for Discovery
Diving which are attached. I will be diving Nitrox 30% and strongly
recommend that whichever gas you breathe, you SHOULD use a dive
Atlantic Wreck Diving can be challenging
as it is and it’s no place to dive without proper planning and gas
management. Computers should be an integral part of you dive kit when
venturing off shore as we will be and I know both Dive Connections and
Scuba Shack as well as Discovery Diving can rent you one if you don’t
currently own one.
There is no rental gear on board so make
sure you arrive at the boat with everything you need including
tanks, weights and all personal dive gear. All dives are within
recreational diving limits so we will not be doing any decompression
Current water temperature is 79°F on the
surface and probably be the same top to bottom. I usually wear a 5 or 7
mil wetsuit with a hood and I also recommend you wear gloves of some
sort since we will be on steel shipwrecks.
has an air-conditioned cabin but be careful of sitting inside if you are
prone to seasickness. If this is your first trip offshore, please
medicate for seasickness starting the night before because the waters
off shore can be a little “sporty” at times. If you want to see what
the weather and sea conditions are like off shore the Morehead area,
click on this link
to go to NOAA’s Buoy Management page.
will have plenty of cold water but bring your lunch and any food or
drinks that you may need for the day in a small cooler.
Graveyard of the
Atlantic: Shipwrecks of the North Carolina Coast