January 26, 2011

North Carolina Named as a Top Location for Diving in US by Scuba Diving Magazine

by Jannette Pippin

The latest readers’ poll by Scuba Diving magazine ranks North Carolina as a top underwater destination along with North American hotspots like the Florida Keys.

Or, as diver David Osborne sees it: “They rank high with us.”

The magazine recently released its 18th annual Top 100 Readers’ Choice awards, which lists the world’s best destinations for SCUBA diving according to ratings by its readers.

North Carolina received top rankings as the best destination in North America for wreck diving and diving with big animals. It also placed second for diving value for the dollar...

Read the full ENToday article here
Rankings from Scuba Diving Magazine (this takes you to page 3 which covers US diving. For best in the world, click on page 1)

Local Dive Shops
Cape Fear Dive Center (Carolina Beach)
Sea Dock Divers (Carolina Beach)
Scuba Now (Wilmington)
Aquatic Safaris & Divers' Emporium (Wilmington)
Diving Carolina (Wrightsville Beach)
Here's a very cool dive video recently posted on Youtube by Black Jack Tech Diving based out of Aberdeen, NC. They are diving the Hyde wreck, which is off the coast of Wrightsville Beach, and are accompanied by numerous Sand Tiger sharks.

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