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6635 Kingsport Highway
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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 reef...to 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

 

 

 

                 

We Are the Only Full Service

 

 

PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center

 

in East Tennessee.

 

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Thursday, April 9th
 
   

    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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PADI 5-Star Training Center S-3139

 

  and

 

PADI 5-Star IDC

 

   

 

Shop Address:

 

 

 6635 Kingsport Highway
      

Gray, TN 37615

 

 

(423) 239-7333

 

 

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

     

5 minutes from "THE" Gray Quarry!

 

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   Winter/Spring Hours

 

  November 1st - April 30th

    

Monday-Friday      9:00AM to 6:00PM

 

Saturday                     9:00AM to 5:00PM

 

Sunday                      "By Appointment"

 

 

Other Hrs. By Appointment (423) 239-7333

 

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  Florida Springs Weekend Dive

 

  April 9-11

 

  Easter Weekend

 

Cancelled CV19

 

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Congrats ETSU Scuba Students!

 

 All ETSU Scuba Students except one, completed their

 

academics in Small Groups or Individually.  We've calculated

 

Semester Grades. We look very forward to the water warming in

 

Gray Quarry so we can complete the Open Water Dives for those

 

who want to earn their PADI Open Water Diver Certification.

 

Some are going to Bonaire with Us in June.

 

You Guys & Gals did a Great Job during a "Difficult Semester".

 

We Pray You Guys Will Stay Safe & Healthy.

 

Y'all Take Care!     (Your SMD Staff)

 

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  CV19 NOTICE

 

SMD is closed to the general public for the immediate future. We

 

are available for professional consultation by appointment, phone,

 

email and through our social media. * * The compressor's ready

 

and the cascade systems are full.  Gray Quarry is Closed!

   

  If my truck is here, You're Always Welcome.

 

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Important International Trip Payment Dates 

 

 

TRUK LAGOON The World's Best Wreck Diving!  6/5-12/21.


* Next $603 Payment Due 4/11/20 for Odyssey Liveaboard.

 

 

* Payment In-full Bonaire 6/5-12/20 is Due 4/18/20.

 

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DVCEMVS

 

 

"We Lead"

 

 

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2020

 

 

 

Barry's 50th Continuous Year

 

 

Operating a Dive Shop in East Tennessee.

 

 

"SMD, Dive Service is Our Business!"

 

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We Still Take Care of Hundreds of Our SSI and

 

NAUI Divers that We've Certified Since 1972!

 

 

YES, It Really Has Been That Long Ago

 

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 USA

 

 

 

"Land of the FREE",

 

 

Because of the BRAVE

 

 

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Eagle's Nest Hobby Shop

 

 

 

 Reopens with Target of May 2020

 

 

 

"THE BUNKER" @ Eagle's Nest

 

 

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  Can You Believe This "Madness"?

 

 

 

  Scuba Course Specials

 

 

I.  PADI Open Water Diver Certification

 

 

$420 + E-Learning
 
(PADI Charges You An Extra $179 for E-Learning Registration)
 
 
$495 with Text & RDP  
 
(DVD, Text, Instructor Lead Classes & Academic Reviews @ SMD)
 
 
All Inclusive Pricing!
 
 
* The 4 Open Water Dives are scheduled for Gray Quarry during
 
Our Diving Season, and in the North Florida Springs November-April.
 
Florida Dives have a separate additional Trip Fee.
   

Interested?  Sign-up by Calling Us at (423) 239-7333

 
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II.  PADI Advanced Diver Certification

 

 Wreck Diver, Quarry Diver, Deep Diver, U/W Nav, *EANx,

 

Search & Recovery Diver, Altitude Diver, Night & L/V Diver.

 

Personalize Your Own PADI Advanced Course Content!

 

 

"You Don't Have Your Own Diving Equipment Yet?"

 

We Don't Furnish Scuba Equipment for Advanced & Specialty

 

Courses.  However, We Do Offer OUR Students a 1-Day Rental

 

Rate for the Complete Dive Course.  Schedule As You Will!

 

 

$300 + E-Learning

 
(PADI Charges Extra for E-Learning Registration)
 
 
$350 w/Crew Pack.
 
(EANx Dives, DVD, Home Study, Instr. Led Reviews & Final @ SMD)
 
 
All Inclusive AOWD Pricing!

 

   

* 5 EANx Advanced Dives are scheduled at Gray Quarry during
 
Our Diving Season, and in the North Florida Springs November-May.
 
Florida Dives have a separate additional Trip Fee.

 

Interested?  Sign-up by Calling Us at (423) 239-7333

 

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PADI NITROX Diver Specialty

 

 
Saturday, April 11 & 18 1:00-4:00
 
 
  $199 Including Certification Materials.

 

This puts your PADI Nitrox C-Card in your pocket!

 

Why Dive Air?  Nitrox is Safer!   It's All About . . . Time!

 

Call for Reservations (423) 239-7333.

 

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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
 
 
SMD Has Certified 576 Divers since 11/1/17
 
Including 304 or (52%)  for Advanced, Specialty
 
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody Ya Know?
 

Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business

 

 

Just Watch Us Grow in 2020!

 
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THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITES

 

      

 

  Scuba Academic Sessions. 

 

SMD Classroom Daily - Limit 3 per session

 

  Call (423) 239-7333 for Reservations

 

 

 

  Free Skull Session - Saturday, 4/11 & 18

     

Meet SMD Staff @ Shop - Video &  Reviews 10:00 Till Noon

 

Advanced & Specialty Diver Topics:

 

U/W Nav, Deep, Night, Wreck, Nitrox & Altitude

 

Call for Reservations, (423) 239-7333

 
 
 
 Nitrox40 Specialty - Saturday, 4/11 & 18

     

Meet Barry Burton @ SMD 1:00 Till 4:00pm

 

EAN40 Certification Will Be Issued Today!

 

  Call for Reservations, (423) 239-7333 

 
  

 

PADI  EFR Course - May 9th
 
Meet Tony Simpson @ SMD 10:00 till 2:00ish
 
Pick-up Text, Read & Complete all Knowledge Reviews
 
Before EFR Classs Starts.
 
E.F.R. Certification Will Be Issued Same-day!
 
Call for Reservations, (423) 239-7333
 
Why Not Join Us?
 

     

   Please Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations.

 

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Dive Bonaire

 

     

June 5-12, 2020

 

 

Buddy Dive Resort

 

 

  More Info on "International Trips" Page Now!

 

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Dive FIJI

 

 

Trip Dates September 17-26, 2020

 

   

Volivoli Beach Resort

 

 

September 19-26 (8/Day-7/Night Resort Dates).

 

 

"1/4 Payment" Schedule; 1/23, 3/7, 6/14, 8/3 Paid In-full.

 

Leave LAX @ 11:00PM 9/17 to Fiji

 

Back to LAX 9/26, 2020.

 

  Look at www.volivoli.com.

 

    For More Information See Our  International Trips Page!

 

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Dive Bonaire

 

     

January 8-15, 2021

 

 

Buddy Dive Resort

 

 

We Have 15 Deposits - 4/7/20

 

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TRUK LAGOON

 

 

 

The World's Best Wreck Diving!

 

 

June 5-12, 2021

 

 

Payment Schedule for Odyssey Over 16 Months:

 

 

Due 4/11/20   $603 per person

 

 

Staying on Liveaboard "ODYSSEY"

 

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Freedom Isn't Free!

 

 

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We Schedule Open Water Dives @

 

Gray Quarry to Complete PADI Certifications.

 

 

Sign-up for Open Water, Advanced, &

 

Specialty Course Qualification Dives.

 

 

Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333 for 

 

Week-Day or Weekend Reservations!

 

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Smoky Mountain Divers
 

 

Come See Our Professional Dive Shop!

 
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See www.divepirates.org
 
 
We Certify "Dive Pirates" @ SMD
 
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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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SMD has the

  

"Wyland Octopus Art" AL80 Tanks

 

   

  IN-STOCK

 

 All Tanks Signed & Numbered From DEMA 2017

 

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  Smoky Mountain Divers
 
 
Tired of Having to Order Everything from a Catalog?
 
We've Got a Great Showroom . . . With Lots of Inventory,
 
and There's No Echo In Our PADI 5-Star IDC.
 
Why Not Drop By and See for Yourself ?
 
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Talk about Fun In Gray Quarry!

  

 

SMD just received 6 of the new Ocean Reef, "Aria" Full-Face

 

Snorkeling Mask. We've stocked the Snorkeling Mask in

 

Grey, Blue, White, Pink, Black, and Orange.

 

 

Four (4) new Snorkeling Mask "Com Units" are also in-stock!

 

Pretty Cool stuff, Talk like a Parrot while Snorkeling!

 

The "Aria" offers a whole new comfort level when snorkeling.

 

 

New Divin' Toys are Always Fun to Check-out!

 
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  We Open Sunday for Your Dives

 

 

@ Gray Quarry

 

 

We'll be Happy to Make Your Appointment to dive Gray Quarry.

 

  When You Need Us,  Give Us a Call.  We Plan to Help Make

 

Your Gray Quarry Dive Schedule for Open Water . . . Flawless!

 

Call Smoky Mountain Divers (423) 239-7333

 

Let's Go Divin' . . .  Yan'to?

 

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  Sales Everyday

 

Shop @ SMD for Everyday Savings!

 

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  "FUN" Atomic Products

 

Atomic SS1 Inflator/Regulators are Stocked in 7 Colors.

 

Add a Red, Yellow, Blue, Pink, Purple, Aqua or Black SS1 to the

 

BCD. The Atomic SS1 includes an adapter to fit about any BCD.

 

"Spiff-Up" Your Gear to Your Color Preference with ATOMIC.

 

 

The Atomic Cobalt-2 Computer is In-Stock @ SMD.  The

 

Cobalt-2 is available in 7 Colors for 2020 for Your Approval.

 

 

Personalize Your Scuba Gear in 2019, and

 

 

Dive Gray Quarry.  You Can See the Difference!

 

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  SMD Sells Products

 

Distributed By:


 

Sherwood, Atomic, Akona, Liquivision,

 

Bare, Stahlsac, Suunto, Oceanic,

 

Mares, Cressi Sub, Hollis, Genesis, Zeagle,

 

Ocean Reef, Dive Rite, Henderson, XDeep,

 

Cressi's "Atelier" & Shearwater Computers.

   

 

We "Stock" Great Scuba Diving Equipment!

 

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We Sell @ M.A.P. Pricing!

 

 

Shipping Is Free to the Parking Lot.

 

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  SMD Gift Certificates;

   

The Perfect Gift Anytime . . .

 

 

Good for Any Amount, Use Like Cash,

 

  Valid Forever . . .

 

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  Diving Stuff You'll Want to Know

 

Buy Your 2020 Gray Quarry Family Season Pass for $300.

   

That's Right! The Pass is for All Divers under the same roof.

 

 

Be The First "Kid" in Your Neighborhood to Own a 2020

 

Gray Quarry Family Season Pass and Enjoy

 

"The Best Scuba Diving in East Tennessee".

 

 

Receive a 2020 Medallion for Each Certified Diver in

 

Your Family. These Come With Each 2019 Annual Pass.

 

Proudly Wear it on Your BCD to Show Your Support of

 

"The" Gray Quarry!

 

 

Join SMD and Experience

 

the Best Quarry Diving in East Tennessee.

 

 

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

 

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  Did You Know

 

Johnson City Medical Center has a Recompression Chamber?

 

The Hyperbaric O2 Therapy Chamber can be used for DCI

 

Injuries, as well as burns and wound therapy.

 

JC Medical Center Information;

 

Call (423) 431-2665  (Barry)

 

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We Stock the "Dive Alert"

 

 

Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS

   

Dive "Supersafe" with DAN Insurance,

 

& the "Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS"

 

Come by and See It, Touch It.  Heck,  Lick It If You Want Too!

 

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  Come Home To Diving . . .

   

Visit Smoky Mountain Divers

 

 "It Feels Like Being at Home."

 

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  SMD Tank-Fill Shuttle Service

 

@ Gray Quarry

 

 

Low on Air/Nitrox?

 

Call us @ (423) 239-7333,

 

We'll pick-up, fill & return your

 

 tanks.  Air $8 & EAN32 $12.

 

Turn-around time approx 45mins

 

(We need 4 or more fills to make the trip.)

 

 

  Let's Go Divin' . . . Yan'to?

 

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We Bank EAN32 as a Service To You!

 

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"SMD Convenience",  Just One More Reason to

 

Buy a GRAY QUARRY Family Season Pass!

   

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  "Dive Safety". . . Is No Accident!

   
Friends Don't Let Friends Dive Stupid!
 
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Scheduling with our Full Service Scuba Shop

 

Is A Breeze!

 

 

Just Drop-in, or Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333

 

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  Remember . . .

 

You Can't Get a Better "Scuba Gear" Price on the "Web".

 

SMD Prices are Based on "M.A.P." (That's "Web Pricing" Ya'll).

 

Hey! When You're @ Smoky Mtn. Divers . . . Shipping Is FREE!

 

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  Gray Quarry Tee Shirts In-stock

 

Long Sleeve & Short Sleeve Available

  

Now in 10 Colors

 

A Great Gift Available in 3 Designs.

 

"Dive the Cessna" Tees & Hoodies In-Stock.

 

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****Spring Is Here!** *

 

 

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  2020 "We'll Do This All Year"

 

  FREE AIR FILLS for Gray Quarry Clean-Up.

   

Smoky Mountain Divers offers A FREE AIR REFILL

 

  for volunteers working as "Clean-up Crew" at Gray Quarry!

 

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Use SMD's "Buddy Board"

 

Going Diving @ Gray Quarry and want to have some local folks

 

join you?   Give us a call @ SMD (423) 239-7333. We'll Post

 

Your Dive on the "SMD Buddy Board", Facebook, & Webpage.

 

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  For the Best Scuba Prices in the Tri-Cities

 

Shop @ SMD . . .

 

 

  Remember, At Smoky Mountain Divers

 

There's More To A Good Deal, Than Price!

 

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Smoky Mountain Divers

 

 

It's More Than a Dive Shop . . .

 

 

It's an Attitude!

 

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PADI

 

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

 

 

Registration, Orientation, & Open Water Dives

 

 

  Begin Every Day @ SMD!

 

 

More Info on Our "Upcoming Classes" Page.

   

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  Open Water Dives

 

 

What Are Your Scheduling Needs?

 

   

  "Come Work On Your Open Water Certification

 

or Your Specialty Dives."

 

Join Barry for an Open Water Dive Toward the Diving Specialty

 

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

 

 

For Reservations;

   

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

 

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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 2020

 

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 2020 Calendar Year.

 

4.  The Annual Family Pass is $300.  Dec. '19 Special $250.

 

5.  Purchase the Season Pass @ Smoky Mtn. Divers during 2020.

 

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ANNOUNCING!

 

 

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.

 

HAVE SCUBA  . . . WILL DIVE !

   

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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

 

GOOD ANYTIME YOU CHOOSE TO USE IT!

 

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Gray Quarry

 

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

  

 

Water Temp: 52 Surface, 52 Bottom.

 

& a Nice Warm Bus to Change into Dry Clothes.

 

  Visibility . . . as far as you can see!

 

 

THANK YOU!

 

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

 

For More Information See Gray Quarry on Facebook

 

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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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  Attention:

 

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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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 PADI 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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PADI 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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Kingsport Aquatic Center

 

 

PADI Open Water Scuba Class

 

 

   We'll See You @ KAC!

       

      New Training Dates Soon
 
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*** Spring 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!

   

 

We Service Sherwood, Oceanic, Atomic, Cressi,

 

Zeagle, Mares, and Hollis Valves, Regulators & BCDs.

 

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for the Best Prices & Service

 

 

in the Tri-Cities

 

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for Supporting Smoky Mountain Divers

 

a Local, Family-Owned Business.

 

Our Customers are a Wonderful Blessing.

 

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