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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

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 30th

 

 

Welcome to Smoky Mtn. Divers

 

Your SSI Recreational & Technical Dive Facility

 

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

 

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SMD

 

 

 

Open Sundays

 

 

 

 

11:00am - 2:00pm

 

 

 

Thru October Diving Season . . .

 

 

Let's Go Divin' . . .  Yan'to?

 

 

  

 

  SMD Has Moved

 

 

to our New Location

 

 

 

New Address:

 

  6635 Kingsport Highway
 

Gray, TN 37615

 

 

  From Kingsport;

 

We're on Hwy 36, 4.8 Miles South (Toward

 

Johnson City) of our Previous

 

Location (3808-C Ft. Henry Dr.) on the Right

 

Just Past "Inimate Treasures".

 

 

From Johnson City;

 

Travel I-26W from Johnson City toward

 

Kingsport.  Take the "Gray" Exit #13.  Go East

 

(Right) on "Bobby Hicks Rd" 2.6 miles thru 3

 

lights.  At the 4th traffic light, take a LEFT onto

 

Hwy #36N for .4 (4/10) mile to SMD 6635

 

Kingsport Hwy at the "Scuba Lessons" sign.

 

 

From Exit #13 on I-26 it's only 3 miles to SMD.

 

 

(Only 5 Minutes from Gray Quarry!)

 

 

  From Gray Quarry;

 

Leaving the quarry Turn Left at the Entry Gate,

 

then Left again and go to the Traffic Light in

 

front of Dairy Queen.  Turn Right onto "Bobby

 

Hicks Rd", go through Two more Traffic Lights.

 

At Hwy 36N.  Turn Left toward Kingsport and 

 

SMD is 2100 ft. Ahead on Your Left.

 

 

From Gray Quarry it's 3 miles to SMD.

 

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Congrats!  To Greg Robinson

 

One of Greg's Personal Goals this year was to double the number

 

of his Logged Dives, and to make at least 100 Dives in Gray Quarry

 

during 2016.  Boy, did He Ever Blow that Goal "Out-of-the-Water"?

 

Greg completed Gray Quarry dive #100 Friday, September 23rd with

 

his good friend, Frank Allen.  It only took 45 Quarry visits to attain

 

his original goal that was set in Mid-MAY This Year.

 

 

If You Dive Gray Quarry You've Met Greg Robinson,

 

He's EZ to Remember . . . He's the Big Helpful Guy Who Always Smiles.

 

Greg bought a Quarry Season Pass for '16.  I'd say it's been well used!

 

If you get a chance, make a dive at Gray Quarry with Greg.

 

He's truely one of the Good Guys, and a Heck of a Diver!

 

Greg is still diving at the same pace, about 6-10 dives a week.  WOW!

 

Way To Go Greg, I can't wait to dive with you again soon!

 

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New Quarry Entry Code Effective

 

Sunday, September 4th

 

 

 

 

DVCEMVS  - "We Lead"

 

 

 

 

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 Scuba Student of Any Level Signs-up for 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 !

 

 

SMD's Bounty Hunter Appreciation Award Program is Open

 

to All Certified Divers Who Have Introduced a New Diver, who then

 

Completed Their Certification through SSI, PADI, or NAUI.

   

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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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Attention Returning ETSU Students

 

 You can now Complete your SSI Scuba Certification

 

any day at Gray Quarry which is less than 15 Minutes from Campus!

 

  Your four (4) Open Water Dives take part of Two Days to Complete.

 

We Can Schedule Your Dives Monday-Saturday.

 

Have a scheduled break between 10:00 and 2:00?  We'll do 2 dives!

 

Classes are over at 3:00 or 4:00 one day?  We'll do 2 dives!

 

Dive Saturday at 10:00am?  1 dive by Noon, 2 dives by 1:00pm!

 

It's EZ to make Two Dives after SMD closes at 6:00pm,

 

and Be Home Before Dark!

 

It Just Doesn't Get Any Easier Than Diving With Smoky Mtn. Divers.

 

OK, "The Ball Is In Your Court". . . Become a Certified Diver . . . NOW!

 

  Here's the "Hateful Part":

 

Surface Water Temperature is 80 Degrees

 

Water Temperature @ 40 feet is 79 Degrees

 

Visibility in September is Generally 30'-50'

 

What I Just Said Is . . . No Wetsuit Necessary Guys!

 

Schedule Your Open Water Dives Today!

 

Call 423-239-7333 for Instructor Reservations

 

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We're Diving Gray Quarry

 

    

Open Water Qualification or Specialty Dives;

   

 

Friday 9/30 @ 11:00am & 5:00pm

  

  Saturday 9/31 @ 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm

   

 Wantta Dive?

   

By Reservation (So we can plan our Instructional Staff) 

 

 

Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333

 

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  Freedom Isn't Free!

 

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Gray Quarry

 

 

Saturday, September 24th

 

 

Water Temp Saturday:

 

 80+ Degrees @ Surface

 

80 Degrees @ 60'

 

  Visibility was . . . "As Far As You Could See!" (35'-40'+)

 

 

THANK YOU!

 

Wayne, Nate, Carter and

 

All 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.

 

 

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

  

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  Good 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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

We're Initiating a "Family Season Pass" for 2016

 

1.  This Is a "Family Season Pass" (Immediate Family same roof).

 

2.  The Season Pass runs for the 2016 Calendar Year.

 

3.  Purchase Your Season Pass @ SMD.

 

4.  The Family Season Pass Cost is $300 

 

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  We're Diving Gray Quarry

  

 

Just for the FUN OF IT!

 

 

    What Are You Doing?

 

 

Why Not Join Us?   

 

 

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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/Dive Guide * DCS

 

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  We'll Dive 7 Days-a-Week!

   

When Did YOU Want to Schedule Your Dives?

 

Call (423) 239-7333 . . . for the FUN Of It!

 

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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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Dive Bonaire

 

 

Buddy Dive Resort

 

 

January 7-14, 2017

 

 

We have 8 folks so far.  Why Not Join Us?

 

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Thank You 

 

for Choosing Smoky Mountain Divers.  We are an

 

SSI Recreational & Technical Dive Training Facility,

 

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

 

We are a Future "SSI Diamond Dive Center".

   

We invite You to Visit our Facility . . .

 

Let's Talk Diving!

 

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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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SSI 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 837 Divers.
 
Including 510 or 61% 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 @ KAC!

 

  October 3rd & 5th @ 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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*** Summer 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...

 

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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  "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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Dive Rainbow River
 
 
February 18-21, 2017
 
Join Josh and Cynthia Maples for another FUN trip to
 
Rainbow River and Central Florida's Freshwater Springs.
 
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Let's Go Divin'. . . Yan'to?

 

 

 
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