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Kingsport, TN 37663

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Welcome to Smoky Mountain Divers!

The Thrill Of Diving!




Im Fal__! Im Fal__! Im Flying!!!



It's difficult to explain the Thrill of Scuba Diving or the comfortable, peaceful feeling a diver experiences when in a weightless state underwater. As you glide slowly over the tropical reef watching the ballet of thousands of beautifully colored marine creatures, you're immersed in a spirit of inner space that is nearly overwhelming and beckons you to stay.


The water is warm and clear as you search for that "perfect shot" with your underwater camera. Then you realize you've moved to the edge of the the wall, where the bottom drops thousands of feet into wonderful blue infinity. Your first emotion screams, "I'm Fal__... I'm Fal__... I'm   Flying" through this magnificent liquid universe!


Then sometimes you get so comfortable that, just for a couple of seconds, you no longer feel that you're underwater at all. It's then when you realize, it seems you could reach out and touch the face of God! 


Barry Burton, 1980





  February 22, 2017



Welcome to Smoky Mtn. Divers


  Tri-Cities' #1 Recreational & Technical Dive Facility


 Come See Us, We're Here and Ready to Serve YOU!


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A PADI 5-Star Training Center S-3139


 (Future PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center)



 6635 Kingsport Highway

Gray, TN 37615



(423) 239-7333



3 miles from "Gray Exit #13 on I-26"


5 minutes from "The" Gray Quarry


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I Started Scuba in 1961. This is My


45th Continuous Year Serving


as a PADI Scuba Instructor.


I have helped write diving texts, and taught Scuba all over the


Southern United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Pacific.


It's no Big Deal. I'm not a Great Diver, but I've dove with several!


I worked with a 9 year old last night and once again realized . . .


What a Blessing It's Been Serving the Diving Community!


I'm working on 11,000 dives now.  Maybe some were with You,


I Hope So.  I'm Having the Time of My Life . . . Ya'll Be Safe!


     Barry Burton   

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Barry is Teaching Private Classes


  This Thursday & Friday from 5:00 till 7:00PM.


I'll Be Available to Help Other Folks Until 5:00PM.


Thanks So Much!


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 DVCEMVS  - "We Lead"





Are You Going to Bonaire June 17-24?


I've Booked 20 seats out of Tri-Cities for $750.


 If You're Interested, Here's the Schedule:


DL 5344   17 JUN   TRI to ATL     6:15A - 7:16A


DL   380   17 JUN   ATL to BON   9:45A - 1:49P


DL   672   24 JUN   BON to ATL   2:50P - 6:57P


DL 5276   24 JUN   ATL to TRI   10:05P - 11:07P


 OK, What Are The Rules?


To get these rates we have to use at least 10 of the seats.


The seats have to be purchased by APRIL 15th.


$750 Round-Trip TRI-Bon Includes Taxes.


If you find a better rate let me know so we can tell everyone.


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Freedom Isn't Free!



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Smoky Mountain Divers



It's More Than a Dive Shop . . .



It's an Attitude!


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  EAN40 Workshop



  This Saturday, 2/25 10:00 - Noon



  "Come Work On Your Specialty Academics."


Join Barry for a General Help Session On the Diving Specialty


That's Holding-up Progress Toward Your Master Diver Rating!



Free Help Session



Call (423) 239-7333, E-mail or Drop By SMD


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React Right Specialty Course



1st Aid, CPR, AED, & O2 Provider



 (Rescheduling for March)



Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM



SMD Classroom


For Reservations; Call (423) 239-7333, E-mail or Drop By SMD


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 Spring Break Scuba



North FL Freshwater Spring Diving



March 3rd - 6th



Call for reservations  (423) 239-7333


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Cavern Specialty Course



March 30th - April 1st



Get Certified & Dive the Cenotes in November



Call for reservations  (423) 239-7333


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Dive the Florida Springs




  April 13-15



Easter Weekend






 Be Home for Sunrise Services


You can spend a lot more money to go to the Florida Springs for
the Weekend, but It's really hard to have more FUN than when
you're Diving with Smoky Mountain Divers!   Our Resume says
we've been doing Florida trips since 1967, usually about 6 times
a year . . . We Do Diving Right!


Why Not Join Us?



  Need More Information? See Our "Weekend Trips" Page. 


Call for reservations  (423) 239-7333


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   Great News for Area Divers!

 Smoky Mountain Divers


Has been asked to Facilitate the Use of


Gray Quarry for the Diving Public.



We have set-up a very simple process;


1.  Come to Smoky Mtn. Divers for a Waiver/Release.


2.  Pick-up the Combination to the Gate.


3.  Pay the "Diver's Entry Fee" of $15 a Day/Night.


4.  Go Diving . . . "That's What We're Talkin' About!"



We Have 2 Season Pass Options for 2017


1.  Our Family Season Passes are "Immediate Family same roof."


2.  Our Gray Quarry Monthly Family Pass Cost $75 and Is Valid


     From the 1st Day thru the Last Day of the Month Purchased.


3.  The Annual Season Pass runs for the 2017 Calendar Year.


4.  The Annual Family Season Pass Cost is Still Only $300.  


5.  Purchase Your Season Passes @ Smoky Mtn. Divers.


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  SMD Gift Certificates;


The Perfect Gift Anytime . . .



Good for Any Amount, Use Like Cash,


  Valid Forever . . .


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  Come Home To Diving . . .



Visit Smoky Mountain Divers



 "It Feels Like Being at Home."


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Smoky Mtn. Divers'  "BOUNTY HUNTER" Program



SMD's Bounty Hunter is an Appreciation Award Program


established to Recognize Certified Divers Who Bring "New Blood" to the


Diving Community.  Here's How You Become an SMD "Bounty Hunter";


When a New Student of Any Level Signs-up for SMD Certification and


Gives Us Your Name, Your Referrence Will Be Noted on that Student's


Training Record File.  The Day They Certify, You Get a FREE SMD


Bounty Hunters Tee Shirt Showing Your Commitment to Diving Safety.




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Happy Birthday "Wet Head"!



Pick-up a Free Gift Certificate for an Air Fill &


Gray Quarry Entry-Fee On Your Birthday.  Offer is Good


on Your Birthday Only . . . BUT Your Gift Certificate is




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  Quarry Code Changed 2/1/17.


Code Issued @ Shop Check-in.


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Gray Quarry



Monday, February 20th



Water Temp Today:


  "48ish" Degrees Surface-to-Bottom.


It's a Great Time to Have a Heater in the Bus!


  Visibility 40', or . . . as far as you can see!




  To the Folks who work so hard to make Gray Quarry available.


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  Ocean Reef Full-Face Mask @ SMD



We are stocking the Ocean Reef "Neptune Space"


Full-Face Diving Mask and Accessories.  We currently


have Cobalt Blue, Emerald, White, & Pink In-stock along


with the Quick Disconnect Hose and Surface Air Valve.


Diver-to-Diver, Surface-to-Diver and "Round Robin" Com


Units are available if you like Voice-Com during your dive.


All Colors Now In-stock. 


Interested In Full-Face Mask Diving?



  Ask about the Ocean Reef "Neptune Space"


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  Gray Quarry Tee Shirts In-stock


Long Sleeve & Short Sleeve Available


Now in 8 Colors


A Great Christmas Gift Available in 2 Designs.


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 What's Your Goal in Diving?



Open Water * Advanced * Specialty * Tek Diver     


Most all International Certification Programs Require Open Water Dives.


To Schedule & Complete Your Qualification Dives, Call (423)239-7333.



Master Diver * Divemaster * DCS * Instructor


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Master Diver Students



 Altitude, Wreck, Deep, Navigation, Nitrox40,


Advanced EANx & Decompression Procedures,


or Night/Limited Visibility Dives. Your Choice!


What's on Your Mind?    Let's Go Diving!



Call Barry @  SMD (423) 239-7333


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Dive Bonaire



Buddy Dive Resort



2 Weeks to Chooze From . . .



June 17-24






 June 24-July 1st



  Why Not Join Us?


Deposits Due February/March!


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Mexican Riveria



Iberostar - All Inclusive Resort



Wrecks and Reefs and Cenotes . . . Oh My!



November 11-18



 We're Going Diving.  Why Not Join Us, Again?



 Call Barry @  SMD (423) 239-7333


Need More Info?   See Our "International Trips" Page!


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Thank You

for Choosing Smoky Mountain Divers.  We are a


PADI 5 Star Recreational & Technical Dive Training Center,


and the Finest Dive Facility in the Tri-Cities area.


We're also a future 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center.


We invite You to Visit Smoky Mtn. Divers.


Let's Talk Diving . . . Heck,  Let's Go Divin'!


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Smoky Mountain Divers



 The Professionals


Experience the Difference between a Profession, and a Hobby

  Dive Season Never Ends at SMD


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Scuba Certification Courses,


We Start Those Every Day!


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At Smoky Mountain Divers


We Don't Care Who You Certified With, or Where You Fill YourTanks!


It's just Scuba Diving!   Check With Your Dive Buddy . . . Chances Are


They're Carrying at Least One Certification Card From SMD Anyway.


Life's Too Short To Miss A Good Scuba Dive!


This is for FUN Y'all!


Let's Go Divin' . . . Yan'to?


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  Smoky Mountain Divers


Often Immitated! . . . Never Duplicated!


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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
SMD Has Certified 885 Divers.
Including 534 or 60% for Advanced, Specialty
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody Else Ya Know ?
Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business!

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Kingsport Aquatic Center



Open Water Scuba Class



   We'll See You Tonight @ KAC!


  Feb. 22nd @ 6:30PM


Call for reservations  (423) 239-7333


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My God's not Dead, He's surely alive,


Living on the inside, Roaring like a Lion!


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*** Winter Is Here! ***



Time to Service Your Scuba Gear!


Keep Your Dive Gear in Good Working Order . . .


It Could Be a Matter of Life or Death!


SMD's the Only Authorized Sherwood or Oceanic Repair Facility


in the Tri-Cities. Sherwood or Oceanic Warranty Work Performed


Anywhere Else "Locally" is Invaild and Voids Your Warranty.


Questions? Call (423) 239-7333 or "The Factory".


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Everyone has a Choice...




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Shop at SMD



for the Best Prices & Service



in the Tri-Cities


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  Thank You!


for Supporting Smoky Mountain Divers


a Local, Family-Owned Business.


Our Customers are a Wonderful Blessing.


Marilyn & Barry Burton

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  "Dive Safety". . . Is No Accident!
Friends Don't Let Friends Dive Stupid!
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  Breathing Gas Fills
Air, Nitrox, O2, & TriMix Fills
Offered by "Certified Gas Blenders"
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Let's Go Divin'. . . Yan'to?



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