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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

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 24th   

 

 

  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)

 

 

 

New 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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DVCEMVS

 

 

"We Lead"

 

 

 

 

Congrats!

 

 

Douglas A. Maxwell

 

 

Long-time PADI Divemaster & Master Diver

 

 

Doug just completed his SSI Dive Control Specialist Rating and

 

will be very involved in our coming PADI Crossover Programs,

 

and PADI Open Water Instructor Program for this Summer

 

 

Doug has over 2,250 dives and will play an active part along

 

with Tony Simpson, Brian Chandler, and Wayne Godbery as

 

Smoky Mountain Divers works toward it's coveted

 

PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Training Facility status.

 

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****Spring Has Sprung!** *

 

 

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Memorial Day Monday

 

 

"We Don't Care if it Never Stops Raining - DIVE"

 

Join SMD from 10:00-Noon

 

 

Dive Gray Quarry

 

 

Air Fills 1/2 Price - 9:00AM till 1:00PM

 

 

"Red Bottle Treasure Hunt"

 

$5 - Open to Everyone who buys a Ticket!

 

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 "Spring Into Summer"

 

 

Saturday, May 27th - Saturday, June 17th

 

For every $25 Purchase in Merchandise or Services you'll receive

 

one (1) numbered ticket.  The ticket stub will go into a "fishbowl"

 

for a drawing that will be held at Noon on Saturday, June 17th.

 

 

Prizes will include:

 

  1- Mares Puck Pro Nitrox Computer

 

1 - $100 SMD Gift Certificate

 

1 - 6 Fill Air Card

 

1 -  Gray Quarry Tee Shirt

 

You do not have to be present to win the drawing.

 

 

Cookout On-the Lawn

 

 

Free Food    Saturday, June 17th    Free Food

 

 

11:00AM till 1:00PM

 

 

Followed by a 2:00PM Dive @ Gray Quarry

 

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  Even When It's Flooded, Gray Quarry

 

Makes a Great Limited Visibility Dive . . .

 

 

Just one more reason to

 

Purchase a Gray Quarry Season Ticket!

 

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Open Sunday

 

 

  May 28th

 

  By Appointment, on Your Schedule!

 

It's Easy . . . You Need Us, We'll Be Here!

 

 

Call for Sunday Appointments (423) 239-7333

 

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Dive Bonaire

 

 

Buddy Dive Resort

 

   

 June 24-July 1st

 

It's not too late to join us,  But you do have to get movin'.

 

See our "International Trips" Page

 

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   2017 "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 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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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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PADI

 

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

 

 

Registration, Orientation, & Open Water Dives

 

 

  Start the 1st Saturday of Each Month 10:00AM!

 

 

More Info on Our "Upcoming Classes" Page.

 

 

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  Open Water Dives

 

 

  Thursday, May 25th 4:30PM

 

   

  "Come Work On Your Open Water Certification

 

or Your Specialty Dives This Saturday."

 

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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PADI

 

 

Advanced Open Water Diver

 

 

or Specialty Diver Course

 

 

 Topic Review @ SMD & Dive:

 

Limited Visibility Dive: 

 

Thursday, May 25th @ 4:30PM

 

 

Free Help Session

 

For PADI AOWD Course 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 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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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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  Quarry Code Changed 3/27/17.

 

Code Issued @ Shop Check-in.

 

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Gray Quarry

 

 

Friday, May 19th (just a little flooded)

 

 

Water Temp Has Warmed To:

 

  "63ish" Surface-to-Bottom.

 

(Check that Ther-Mo-Meter please!)

 

 

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

 

  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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  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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  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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Mexican Riveria

 

 

Iberostar - All Inclusive Resort

 

 

Wrecks and Reefs and Cenotes . . . Oh My!

 

 

November 11-18

 

 

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 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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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
 
SMD Has Certified 49 Divers since 11/1/16
 
Including 27 or 55% for Advanced, Specialty
 
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody You Know?
 
Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business!
 

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Kingsport Aquatic Center

 

 

PADI Open Water Scuba Class

 

 

For a Good Time Join Tony, Brian, & Barry

 

   We'll See You Tonight @ KAC!

 

  May 24th @ 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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*** 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!

   

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 Qualified to Service All Mares Valves, Regs & BCDs.

 

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

 

 

 
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