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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





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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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"








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.





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




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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'+)





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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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...




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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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