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  • What's the difference between summer and winter hours?
    Summer Hours (June-October): Sunday: 8 AM - 4 PM Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM Friday: 9 AM - 8 PM Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM ​Winter Hours (November-May): Sunday: Closed Monday: 10 AM - 6 PM Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM Wednesday: 10 AM - 6 PM Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM Saturday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • How long does it take to get the Open Water Diver certification?
    The open water diver course is a skill-mastery based course that may be taken at your pace. Time to certification depends on each diver's performance. Message or call us for more details.
  • How much does it cost to get certified?
    For current course cost, contact us through email, phone, or site messaging.
  • How far is the Gray Quarry from the shop?
    The Gray Quarry is only three miles away (about 7 minutes)!
  • What gear does SMD rent?
    We rent regulators, non air-integrated computers, BCD's, weights, full and shorty wetsuits (3mm), and tanks (AL80's & 63's). We don't rent fins, boots, masks, snorkels, or octo necklaces.
  • What certification agencies do you use?
    We primarily use PADI, but also teach TDI and SDI courses.
  • How can I find a buddy to dive with?
    We've got a Facebook group for that! Click the button to join SMD's Buddy Group. Make sure to read the rules before posting :)
  • What do I need to do to dive at Gray Quarry?
    The Gray Quarry is open 24/7. To be on property, you must fill out a liability waiver (a new waiver is required every year). Daily entry fee is $15. This may be payed at Smoky Mountain Divers and we will provide your entry wristband. Annual passes are also available upon request.
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