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6635 Kingsport Highway
Gray, TN 37615

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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 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

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome ETSU Scuba Students

 

 

Sorry class was closed last Tuesday, but we'll Meet at the

 

Swimming Pool Tuesday (Tomorrow) for Orientation. Bring Your

 

Swim Suit.  We Will be in the Pool for about 45 minutes.  Barry

 

Burton (Instructor) will send you an E-mail with some details for

 

Scuba Class.  Smoky Mountain Divers offers Very Special

 

Group Pricing with an ETSU Group Rate for Anything Scuba.

 

If You need to talk to Barry, Call (423) 239-7333.

 

 

Take Care, See Ya Tuesday (Tomorrow) 7:00PM.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 22nd

 

 

    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

 

 (Future PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center)

 

 

 

 

Shop Address:

 

 

 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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Regular Winter Hours

 

 

 

Monday-Friday      9:00AM to 6:00PM

 

Saturday                     9:00AM to 4:30PM

 

Sunday . . . By Appointment (423) 239-7333

 

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DVCEMVS

 

 

"We Lead"

 

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Wow! . . .

 

 

Can You Believe This "Madness"?

 

 

 

PADI Instructional Packages

 

 

 

  Spring 2018 Scuba Specials - Now!

 

  

I.  PADI Open Water Diver Certification

 

 

  $300 + E-Learning  (Regular $325 + E/Learning).  
 
(PADI Charges You An Extra $179 for E-Learning Registration)
 
 
  $350 with Text & RDP  (Regular $499).
 
(DVD, Text, Instructor Led Classes & Academic Reviews @ SMD)
 
 
All Inclusive Pricing!
 
 
 

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!

 

 

  $150 + E-Learning  (Regular $300 + E/L).
 
(PADI Charges Extra for E-Learning Registration)
 
 
$150 + Crew Pack  (Regular $350 w/Crew Pack).
 
(DVD, Home Study, Instructor Led Classes, Reviews & Final @ SMD)
 
 
All Inclusive AOWD Pricing!

 

 

 For More Details See Our "Upcoming Classes" Page


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Dive with the Manatee

 

 

February 23-25, 2018

 

 

Rainbow River/Crystal River, Florida

   

The Cost of this Great Trip is only $369 per person. Send a $100

 

Trip Deposit to Smoky Mountain Divers, Inc. or simply pay the

 

deposit over the phone.  Call Barry or Greg at (423) 239-7333.

 

 

Deposits can be made directly to our Trip Leader/PADI Instructor,

 

Josh Maples by Calling (865) 604-0278.  Paid In-Full by 2/10/18.

 

 

If You've Dreamed of Crystal Clear Water, and

 

Diving With the Manatee,  Here's Your Chance!

 

 

See "Weekend Trips" for More Info and Who's Going!

 

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"Heads Up" Dive Travelers
 
 
Anthonys Key Resort, Roatan
 
 
November 10th -17th, 2018
 
 
Sold 18 of Our Diver's Vacations
 
 
  6 Openings Remain For This Trip
 
 
Why Not Join Us @ AKR?
 
 
1/2 Price Sale
 
We ran this trip in November 2016 and Sold-Out in 6 Days!
 
Great Reef & Wreck Diving . . . Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins!
 
 
$250/pp Deposit Due Now Before the Trip Fills-up!
 
This Trip is 1/2 Normal Price . . . Ya Gotta Move On This One!
 
 
For Details See Our "International Trips" Page and . . .
 
See Who's Going on the Trip!
 
 
Call SMD (423) 239-7333
 
 
Brian Chandler: Trip Leader/PADI Divemaster
   

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Winter Sale

 

 

Shop @ SMD for Huge Savings!

 

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2018 Winter Special

 

 

Buy a New Bare Drysuit at SMD.

 

We'll Teach Your PADI Drysuit Certification FREE!

 

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January Akona Special

 

(Only 9 More Days!)

 

 

Purchase a Sherwood Avid BCD at SMD's Sales Price & Receive

 

an Akona BCD Pro Kit FREE!

 

The Akona BCD Pro Kit includes; 1-BC Knife, 1-BCD Divelight

 

w/Retractor, and 1-Computer/Gauge Retractor

 

The Free Akona BCD Pro Kit Retails for $150. 

 

 

We Have All Sizes of the Avid BCD In-Stock.

 

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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
 
 
SMD Has Certified 19 Divers since 11/1/17
 
Including 17 or (89%)  for Advanced, Specialty
 
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody Ya Know?
 

Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business

 

 

Just Watch Us Grow in 2018!

 
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  I Will 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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New "Cressi Atelier" Product Line

 

 

Established for "In-Store Only" Sales

 

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PADI Master Scuba Diver

 

 Work Toward the Coveted PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating!

 

 

During Winter Weather Pick Non-Diving Specialties like:

 

Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, or EFR Provider.

 

 

Attend SMD's Specialty Diver Clinic for Instructor Assistance

 

with Your Academics on Any PADI Specialty Course.  SMD

 

Specialty Clinics are FREE for ANY DIVING STUDENT Who's

 

Registered for that PADI Specialty Diver Certification Course! 

 

 

If You've Registered with Another Shop or Independent PADI

 

Instructor, We'll Still Help You Finish Your Rating. It's Free Ya'll!

   

 

Watch Our Website & Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333 to Attend!

 

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PADI Nitrox Specialty Clinic

 

 

Saturday, January 27th

 

 

10:00AM till 1:00PM

 

 

SMD Presents Another of Our FREE Nitrox Clinics.

 

You Don't Need to "Bone-up" to Attend, Just Show-up!

 

Barry reviews the complete PADI Nitrox Course for Students.

 

You'll be Certified Saturday Afternoon & SMD's Buying Lunch.

 

If You're Not a PADI Nitrox Student, You Can Sign-up Saturday.

  

Call (423) 239-7333, so we know Who Plans to Attend.

 

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 More New Atomic Products

 

Atomic SS1 Inflator/Regulators are being 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 Headed to SMD's Stock.  The

 

Cobalt-2 is also available in 7 Colors in 2018 for Your Approval.

 

 

Personalize Your Scuba Gear in 2018, and

 

 

Dive Gray Quarry.  You Can See the Difference!

 

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  SMD Sells Products

 

Distributed By:


 

Sherwood, Atomic, Akona, Liquivision,

 

Sharkskin, Bare, Stahlsac, Suunto, Oceanic,

 

Mares, Cressi Sub, Hollis, Genesis, Zeagle,

 

Ocean Reef, Dive Rite, Henderson &

 

Cressi Sub's New "Atelier" Product Line.

   

 

We "Stock" Scuba Diving Equipment.

 

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We Sell @ M.A.P. Pricing!

 

 

Shipping is Free to the Parking Lot.

 

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  Full Wetsuit Rental

 

Available for the New Year!

 

 

SMD will start Renting Full Suits, Hoods, and Gloves for 2018.

 

We Have a Place in Our New Facility to Clean & Dry Rentals.

 

Rentals will be available for Day, Weekend, or Course Durations

 

Sizes will Range from SM to 5XL for the Men.

 

For the Ladies, Sizes will Range from 5/6 thru 15/16.

 

 

Hey! at SMD . . . We've Got Ya Covered!

 

More Information to be Released Soon!

 

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  SMD Gift Certificates;

   

The Perfect Gift Anytime . . .

 

 

Good for Any Amount, Use Like Cash,

 

  Valid Forever . . .

 

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Dive San Salvador, Bahamas

 

 

April, 2018

 

 

In April, 2018 SMD's taking a group to Riding Rock Inn on San

 

Salvador, Bahamas.  Barry's been there for 7, week-long diving

 

trips over past years.  The visibility has always been about 150',

 

water temp 83, the Food and Staff @ R.R.I. are WONDERFUL!

 

 

If You've been with us on one of our 41 Bonaire trips over the

 

years, You'll find it hard to believe, but the Reef @ "San Sal" is

 

even better than in Bonaire.  I understand that R.R.I. has Nitrox

 

available!  Good Stuff.  Watch for more Information very soon!

 

 

I'll have Prices & Start the Deposits Soon.

 

  What a Wonderful Present for You

 

& "Your Honey"!

 

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  Diving Stuff You'll Want to Know

 

Buy Your 2018 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 2018

 

Gray Quarry Family Season Pass and Enjoy

 

"The Best Scuba Diving in East Tennessee".

 

 

Receive a Numbered Medallion for Each Certified Diver in

 

Your Family. These Come With Each 2018 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 HBO 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 D.A.N. 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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Freedom Isn't Free!

 

 

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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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Scuba Instructor Personal Air Fills

 

are FREE @ SMD!

 

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We're Running a  2018 Scuba Special on the

 

PADI OWD Course for Only $350 (regular $499).

 

 

Call Smoky Mountain Divers (423) 239-7333.

   

Start Your $350 Scuba Course TODAY!

 

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

 

Living on the inside, Roaring like a Lion!

 

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****Winter Is Here!** *

 

 

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  2018 "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 and We'll Post

 

Your Dive on the "SMD Buddy Board".   It will post on SMD's

 

Webpage,  Facebook Page, and Gray Quarry's Facebook Page.

 

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  For the Best Scuba Prices in the Tri-Cities

 

Shop @ SMD . . .

 

 

  Remember, At Smoky Mountain Divers

 

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

 

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SMD has the

  

"Wyland Octopus Art" AL80 Tanks

 

   

  IN-STOCK

 

 All Tanks Signed & Numbered (Only 250 Produced)

 

  If You're a Wyland Fan . . . They Are Sharp!

               

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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 2018

 

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 2018 Calendar Year.

 

4.  The Annual Family Pass is Only $300.  

 

5.  Purchase the Season Pass @ Smoky Mtn. Divers during 2018.

 

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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

 

 

Saturday, January 20th

  

 

Water Temp: 48 Surface, 48 Bottom.

 

& a Nice Warm Bus to Change into Dry Clothes.

 

  Visibility 50'+ or . . . 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 a future 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!

 

  January 24th, 2018

 

Call SMD to Confirm Attendance (423)239-7333

 

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*** Winter's 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".

 

 

We're Also Qualified to Service All Atomic, Zeagle, and

 

Mares Valves, Regulators & BCDs as Well.

 

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Everyone has a Choice...

 

CHARACTER COUNTS!

 

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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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  Breathing Gas Fills
 
Air, Nitrox, O2, & TriMix Fills
 
Offered by "Certified Gas Blenders"
 
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