The Thrill Of Diving!


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

We Are the Only Full Service
in East Tennessee.

American Airlines Canceled Our Bonaire Flights on 2/15/21.
I Requested Refunds on Air & April Bonaire Land/Dive Package

I Anxiously Await Our Refunds.


ETSU Scuba March 2nd @ 7:00 Pool Session

Stay Tuned . . . More Info Coming-Up.

Thursday, February 25th

Welcome to Smoky Mtn. Divers

Tri-Cities' #1 Recreational & Technical Dive Facility
Come See Us, We're Here and Ready to Serve YOU!
PADI 5-Star Training Center S-3139 and PADI 5-Star IDC

Shop Address:

6635 Kingsport Highway Gray, TN 37615
(423) 239-7333
3 miles from the Gray Exit #13 on I-26
5 minutes from "THE" Gray Quarry!

Winter/Spring Hours

November 1st - May 31st

    9:00AM to 6:00PM
    9:00AM to 4:00PM
    Closed for "Special Activities"

Other Hrs. By Appointment (423) 239-7333


Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Instructor Development Course:
(IDC) Now In-Process, Not Too Late To Start!

Greg Robinson, Dan Winter, Karl Sabey, Brian Chandler, & Zak Burton

PADI Open Water Diver Instructor Evaluation

May 22nd & 23rd, 2021 @ Gray Quarry

Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm.

Interested in PADI EFR Certification?

Tony Simpson is off from his "Real Job" this week.

Tony can be scheduled Monday-Thursday for
PADI EFR or PADI Oxygen Provider Certification!
Call (423)239-7333.

We Still Take Care of Hundreds of Our SSI, TDI & NAUI Divers that We've Certified Since 1972!

YES, It Really Has Been That Long Ago


"The Land of the FREE"
Because of the BRAVE


Reopens with Target of May 2021
"THE BUNKER" @ Eagle's Nest

Scuba Course Specials

I.  PADI Open Water Diver Certification

$520 + E-Learning

(PADI Charges You An Extra $179 for E-Learning Registration)

$595 with Text & RDP

(DVD, Text, Instructor Led Classes & Academic Reviews @ SMD)

All Inclusive Pricing!

The 4 Open Water Dives are scheduled for Gray Quarry during
Our Diving Season, and in the North Florida Springs November-April.
Florida Dives have a separate additional Trip Fee.
Interested? Sign-up by Calling Us at (423) 239-7333

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!

"You Don't Have Your Own Diving Equipment Yet?"
We Don't Furnish Scuba Equipment for Advanced & Specialty
Courses. However, We Do Offer OUR Students a 1-Day Rental
Rate for the Complete Dive Course. Schedule As You Will!

$300 + E-Learning

(PADI Charges Extra for E-Learning Registration)

$395 w/Crew Pack

(5 EANx Dives, DVDs, Home Study Academic, Instr. Led Reviews)

All Inclusive AOWD Pricing!

5 EANx Advanced Dives are scheduled at Gray Quarry during
Our Diving Season, and in the North Florida Springs November-May.
You pay the Quarry Fee. Florida Dives have an additional Trip Cost.
Interested? Sign-up by Calling Us at (423) 239-7333

CPR/1st Aid/AED Certification Available

"PADI EFR" Corporate or Private Programs Taught at Your Site or In Our Classroom. First-Time or 2-Year Recertification Programs.

Call SMD (423) 239-7333

PADI NITROX Diver Specialty
Saturday, or When You're Ready!

$199 Including Certification Materials.

This puts your PADI Nitrox C-Card in your pocket!
Why Dive Air? Nitrox is Safer! It's All About . . . Time!
Call for Reservations (423) 239-7333.

Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
SMD Has Certified 792 Divers since 11/1/17

Including 454 or (57%) for Advanced, Specialty
or Instructor Ratings! See Anybody Ya Know?
Thank You Guys & Gals. We Appreciate Your Business
Just Watch Us Grow in 2021!


( See Our "Local Trips & Activities" Page )

Dive Bonaire

April 3-10, 2021

Buddy Dive Resort
See Our "International Trips" Page



Still Closed For June '21
The World's Best Wreck Diving!
June 5-12, 2021 - Cancelled!
1st Reschedule Option for "Truk Odyssey
Liveaboard" is May 6-13, 2023.
"Odyssey Keeps a Deposit for New Reservation Dates.
Refunds for Balance You've Paid Will Be Issued!

Freedom Isn't Free!