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Charleston Scuba

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335 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7263
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Although I really don’t dive in the Charleston area (I dive almost yearly in the Caribbean or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
divinganddogs
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Review course and off-shore dives.

The review course is excellent. All certified divers who do not routinely dive should take it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edward P
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Charleston, United States
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Charleston Scuba is Charleston, South Carolina’s only PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center. Whether you want to learn to dive, purchase new gear, get your gear serviced, book a charter, or do some dive travel we have everything you need! Our staff is the friendliest in the area and can help you with all of your scuba needs. We offer local diving charters each season from May through October off the Charleston coast. Come explore our absolutely wonderful wrecks, reefs and ledges teeming with the largest schools of amberjacks, spadefish, barracuda and grouper we’ve seen anywhere, not to mention the tropicals that inhabit our waters. Everyone who works with us is focused primarily on customer service and satisfaction. We appreciate the loyalty of our clients and realize that they come to us because of our professionalism and dedication to the dive industry. Our dive charter boat, The Trinity, is an Island Hopper custom built for Scuba Diving. It is USCG Certified and Approved. It is owned and operated by Trident Charters, Inc.
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335 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7263
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I really don’t dive in the Charleston area (I dive almost yearly in the Caribbean or Pacific), I have used Charleston Scuba for all my equipment needs since moving here 9 years ago. Whether it’s just asking a question, having equipment serviced or buying...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The review course is excellent. All certified divers who do not routinely dive should take it periodically to maintain proficiency. Tom, the owner, runs the dive charters. He is very knowledgeable and knows the best dive sites in the area. The boat is excellent and...More

Thank Edward P
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Charleston has some great diving and Tom and crew at Charleston Scuba are experts in helping you enjoy the sights. I have been diving with Charleston Scuba for many many years and they always bend over backwards to make your trip memorable.

Thank Chris W
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Tom R, Manager at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks for the compliments Chris! We love to see our customers have a great time and get to enjoy the amazing dives Charleston has to offer!

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I took a half-day refresher course in a pool with Charleston Scuba, as it has been some years since my last dive. The instructor, equipment, class size, etc where perfect.

Thank fisherman055
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Tom R, Owner at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you! We hope you had fun as well.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Good trip and friendly crew! Saw a lot of sealife including 2 turtles, several stingrays, a large nurse shark and tons of fish!

Thank Johan_Charleston
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Tom R, Owner at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

We're so happy you had a great experience. Looking forward to that turtle footage! Be sure to share to our Facebook page. Look forward to having you on another dive soon!

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is my second time diving with this shop, and they're all top notch folks. They have their system of organized chaos (as Dive Master Jordan described it) down to a science for getting things moving in the morning. They put us on a couple...More

Thank ah64fish
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Tom R, Owner at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

We're so glad you had a good dive. You never know what you'll see out there! Sorry about your camera; I hope we can help you find another one, or at least get you set up with lights and accessories. Please do join us again...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I've used Charleston scuba for the past few years, and I have been consistently impressed by their professionalism and enthusiasm. All of their staff are outstanding, and in particular Gary and Tim are extremely good teachers and have made every class I took with them...More

Thank fisherd3
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Tom R, Owner at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for your thoughtful comments about our training program. We've been voted Charleston's Best Dive store for 20 years running, and our fabulous instructors are a big reason for that. We're so glad you were satisfied with your training, and look forward to continuing to...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went ahead and bit the bullet to be PADI certified through the open water diver course. Morgan taught the class and pool portions of our certification and did a fantastic job! Helpful, patient, articulate. Thanks for a fantastic experience Charleston Scuba; I'm excited for...More

Thank Jessica C
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Tom R, Owner at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hey Jessica, Thanks for the great review! Now we just need to get you into an Advanced Open Water class and get you Nitrox certified, and the world will be your oyster. :) Hope to have you back on the boat soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I live in Charleston South Carolina and got my Open Water Cert. All the way up to Master scuba diver with Charleston SCUBA. Everyone who works there is very professional and friendly. Since becoming a certified diver I have been traveling around the world and...More

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Tom R, Owner at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

We're so glad that your training has prepared you for worldwide diving. That's truly what it's all about.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I had not been diving since the late 1980's and decided to take a refresher course at Charleston Scuba on 2/12/17. Lane Warren was my instructor; he is also a Divemaster. What a fabulous experience! Lane was patient, thorough and professional. The nearby indoor pool...More

Thank Patrice G
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Tom R, Manager at Charleston Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback, Pat. It's always so nice to hear that we're hitting our mark with customers. We look forward to having you back for charter season!

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Jeffkthorson
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Response from Tom R | Property representative |
Our Offshore Charter season ends in October due to rough seas and colder waters. We have fresh water trips to Rainbow River Florida in January-March. Give us a call or check our website for info and prices!
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