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adv_diver1
12-09-2007, 14:18
The diving here is Charleston, SC is mostly on wrecks in 40-60' of water, although there are wrecks in 100' but the ride is about 3 hours.

We also have some of the best fossil diving in the county here in the Cooper and Ashley rivers, where Megalodon teeth and other very old artifacts are discovered and taken on a regular basis.

Check out Big News Flash Water Temparature is now 64 Degrees as measured by the depth recorder on the boat 04/07/07 (http://www.cooperriver.com) ofr some info on the fossil diving and if you are interested in our wreck diving, check charlestondiving.com (http://www.charlestondiving.com).

We are only a short distance from GA, AL, TN, NC and FL.

I am planning a Fosssil dive in May/June after my Resuce cert (PADI)

Hope to see you soon!!

BuzzF117
12-09-2007, 16:43
I want to do the fossil dive but the freshwater diving in SC scares me...."GATORS"!!!

adv_diver1
12-09-2007, 18:47
No worries... they are not what you are thinking... i fish these rivers all of the time and have NEVER seen a gator. I first one I saw was north in Georgetown... I am not saying they are not there, but with all the gear and us as a group... we could put a whooping on that gator and have us some tail meat along with the Megladon teeth... come dive with me.. i won't let'em eat you! ;-)

BuzzF117
12-09-2007, 19:11
Don't you have to buy an antiquites license or something along those lines?

BuzzF117
12-09-2007, 19:17
No worries... they are not what you are thinking... i fish these rivers all of the time and have NEVER seen a gator. I first one I saw was north in Georgetown... I am not saying they are not there, but with all the gear and us as a group... we could put a whooping on that gator and have us some tail meat along with the Megladon teeth... come dive with me.. i won't let'em eat you! ;-)

Do you find fossils on every dive? I may reconsider and to it next summer if we come down that way again.

tarheeldiver
12-09-2007, 19:39
The diving here is Charleston, SC is mostly on wrecks in 40-60' of water, although there are wrecks in 100' but the ride is about 3 hours.

We also have some of the best fossil diving in the county here in the Cooper and Ashley rivers, where Megalodon teeth and other very old artifacts are discovered and taken on a regular basis.

Check out Big News Flash Water Temparature is now 64 Degrees as measured by the depth recorder on the boat 04/07/07 (http://www.cooperriver.com) ofr some info on the fossil diving and if you are interested in our wreck diving, check charlestondiving.com (http://charlestondiving.com).

We are only a short distance from GA, AL, TN, NC and FL.

I am planning a Fosssil dive in May/June after my Resuce cert (PADI)

Hope to see you soon!!
I'd like to get down to Cooper next year. "I want some teeth!'

hychang
12-10-2007, 12:28
Sounds cool. How's the viz down there for the wrecks at 40'- 60'? What's a good/recommended time of year to dive? Thanks.


The diving here is Charleston, SC is mostly on wrecks in 40-60' of water, although there are wrecks in 100' but the ride is about 3 hours.

adv_diver1
12-10-2007, 14:12
You can dive with Captain Tom for $70. He leaves out of Bushy Park near Goose Creek. You will get teeth and other items on every dive with him. I have never heard of anyone coming back empty handed. With each tide, more silt and sand is washed away, therefore refreshing the fossil beds.

adv_diver1
12-10-2007, 14:16
You can dive from early spring to fall here. The sumer water temp is around 80 degrees.

Some dives sites are the wrecks at Caper's Reef, 8 miles offshore, 16 from the NE tip of the Charleston Harbour N jetty. 30-45 feet. Good visiblity on a clear day.

Charleston 60 - 60' of water - 240' barge.

You can check out this link for the reefs and wrecks in our area. Mostly wrecks though. Spearfishing is also big here with the local divers.

Locations of Artificial Reefs and Wrecks (http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/pub/seascience/reefloc.html)

Hope to see some of you for a fossil dive this spring!!

jeepbrew
01-29-2008, 22:05
Let me know the first weekend you want someone to come do some fossil diving and I will be there... that is, if I am not diving somewhere else!

My fiance & I will be hitting the Cooper a few times this year just to have a change of pace for finding Meg teeth and the ability to find other artifacts... we normally dive Venice 15-20 times a yr and have collected several thousand teeth over the past few years - several hundred of those being Megs.

Trey9123
03-07-2008, 01:55
I"m up in Greenville and am trying to plan out some dive for the summer. Me and my gf are just open water certified. What would you say is the best wreck off of Charleston in 60 feet of water or less?
Thanks,
Trey

Gumby
08-15-2008, 17:20
Just came across this site and thought I'd throw a shout out to all those in the same neck of the woods.

Have a solid, but small group of us that like to dive regularly. Would love to meet more people in the area that enjoy the same hobby (and that love to share gas costs :smiley2:)

See ya on the reef!

Trey9123
08-15-2008, 22:58
I'm up in Greenville, but if their is a dive involved, I can get up at 5 and be down their by 8, just let me know.

Gumby
08-16-2008, 10:42
Will do man

Looks like the boat is full for Sunday as everyones girlfriend wants to dive. The girls have less than 10 dives each, so it look like we are gonna do a shallow dive out at Kiawah Reef (http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/pub/seascience/reefloc.html#kiareef). Should be fun having 6 people and 12 tanks on Chops' boat :smiley5: The site, while shallow, seems to have a lot of wrecks and since I just got a housing for my camera, it might be a great place for me to learn and practice my photography skills (which are at zero right now).

Have you done a blackwater dive? That's still on our list of dives for this season. Any spearfishing?