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Welcome to Smoky Mountain Divers!

The Thrill Of








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





We Are the Only Full Service



PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center


in East Tennessee.


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Sunday, September 23rd



    Welcome to Smoky Mtn. Divers


  Tri-Cities' #1 Recreational & Technical Dive Facility


 Come See Us, We're Here and Ready to Serve YOU!


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PADI 5-Star Training Center S-3139








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!


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  Fall Hours



Monday-Friday      9:00AM to 6:00PM


Saturday                     8:00AM to 5:00PM


Sunday                  9:00AM to 4:00PM



. . . Others By Appointment (423) 239-7333


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"We Lead"


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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
SMD Has Certified 212 Divers since 11/1/17
Including 115 or (54%)  for Advanced, Specialty
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody Ya Know?

Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business



Just Watch Us Grow in 2018!

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Manatee Dive Trip
Crystal River/Rainbow River, FL
December 27-30, 2018
"$369 US"
Why Not Join Us?
Trip Leader:  Josh Maples

For More Info See Our "Weekend Trips" Page.


Please Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations.

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  Dive San Salvador, Bahamas


Riding Rock Inn



March/April 2019



For More Info See Our "International Trips" Page.


Please Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations.


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Open Water Academics - Tuesday, 9/18

Meet Greg Robinson @ SMD 10:30-3:00.


  Susan Akins - Sections #1, #2, #3 & #4.




  ETSU Scuba - Tuesday, 9/18


Meet SMD Staff for Pool Session #2 @ ETSU Pool 7:00PM.


Jimmy Bennett, Frank Allen, Wayne Godbery, Marilyn & Barry.




    Kingsport Aquatic Center - Wednesday, 9/19


Meet SMD Staff for Pool Sessions 1-5 @ Shop by 5:30PM.


Greg, Wayne, Frank and Jimmy.




Open Water Dives - Thursday, 9/20

Meet Barry Burton @ SMD by 11:00AM.


Richard Gray OWD #1 & #2




Tech. Extended Range - Thursday, 9/20


Meet Barry Burton @ SMD by 3:00PM.


Frank Oglesby




  Confined Water Dives - Friday, 9/21


Meet Tony Simpson @ SMD by 9:00AM.


Susan Akins, Krissi Lee C/W 1-5, & OWD #1 & #2. 



  Night Dive - TONIGHT! - Friday, 9/21

Meet Jimmy Bennett, Autumn, & Kyle @ SMD by 6:00PM.


Everyone Is Welcome


Diveshop Before 6:00, Quarry by 7:00






 Saturday Let's Get 1st. Group Moving About

9:00AM, & the 2nd Group By Noon, If We Can!



Open Water Dives - Saturday, 9/22

Meet Jimmy Bennett @ SMD by 9:00AM.


Tracy & Trey Whittacher, Geordyn Houston, Andrew Yarbor.


Open Water Dives - Saturday, 9/22

Meet Tony Simson @ SMD by 9:00AM.


Susan Akins, Daniele Kennedy & Matthew O'Quinn #3 & #4.


  Open Water Dives - Saturday, 9/22

Meet Barry Burton @ SMD by 9:00AM.


Carrie & Justin Goins.




Open Water Dives - Sunday, 9/23

Meet Jimmy Bennett @ SMD by 9:00AM.


Katie Cross, Dena Ketron,  




Open Water Dives - Sunday, 9/23

Meet Barry Burton @ SMD by 10:00AM.


  Ariana Stennett




 Open Water Dives - Sunday, 9/23

Meet Tony Simson @ SMD by 2:00PM.


 Susan Akins OWD #3 & #4.




Open Water Dives - Monday, 9/24

Meet Barry Burton @ SMD by 11:00AM.


Richard Gray OWD.



For More Info See Our "Local Trips & Activities" Page.


Please Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations.


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Freedom Isn't Free!



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PADI NITROX Diver Specialty






  Extended Thru September 30th



$149 Includes Text Package!


This puts your PADI Nitrox C-Card in your pocket!


Why Dive Air?  Nitrox is Safer!   It's All About . . . Time!


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  We Are Building Our Weekly


Dive Schedules For Gray Quarry.


  Call for Reservations (423) 239-7333.


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 Dive Bonaire


      January 6-13, 2019





Buddy Dive Resort



Marilyn & Barry are Going Back to Bonaire.


"You don't go some place 42 times if it's not GREAT!"


  Why Not Join Us?



3 Cost Options for Divers & Non Divers



 We've Received 13 Deposits.


 For More Info see our "International Trips" Page.


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We Are Scheduling Open Water Dives @


Gray Quarry to Complete PADI Certifications.



Sign-up for Open Water, Advanced, &


Specialty Course Qualification Dives.



Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333 for 


Week-Day or Weekend Reservations!


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SCUBA Instructional Packages

Wow! . . .



Can You Believe This "Madness"?




  Scuba Course Specials



I.  PADI Open Water Diver Certification



  $300 + E-Learning  (Regular $325 + E/Learning).  
(PADI Charges You An Extra $179 for E-Learning Registration)
  $350 with Text & RDP  (Regular $499).
(DVD, Text, Instructor Led Classes & Academic Reviews @ SMD)
All Inclusive Pricing!

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!



  $250 + E-Learning  (Regular $300 + E/L).
(PADI Charges Extra for E-Learning Registration)
$300 w/Crew Pack  (Regular $350 w/Crew Pack).
(EANx Dives, DVD, Home Study, Instr. Led Reviews & Final @ SMD)
All Inclusive AOWD Pricing!



 For More Details See Our "Upcoming Classes" Page

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Smoky Mountain Divers


Come See Our Professional Dive Shop!

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We Certify "Dive Pirates" @ SMD
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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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SMD has the


"Wyland Octopus Art" AL80 Tanks





 All Tanks Signed & Numbered (Only 250 Produced)


  If You're a Wyland Fan . . . They Are Sharp!


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  Smoky Mountain Divers
Tired of Having to Order Everything from a Catalog?
We've Got a Great Showroom . . . With Lots of Inventory,
and There's No Echo In Our PADI 5-Star Training Facility.
Why Not Drop By and See for Yourself ?
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Talk about Fun In Gray Quarry!



SMD just received 6 of the new Ocean Reef, "Aria" Full-Face


Snorkeling Mask. We've stocked the Snorkeling Mask in


Grey, Blue, White, Pink, Black, and Orange.



Four (4) new Snorkeling Mask "Com" Units have also been


ordered. "Com" will be delivered in a couple more weeks. Pretty


Cool stuff, Talk like a Parrot while Snorkeling with Your Sweetie!


The "Aria" offers a whole new comfort level when snorkeling.



New Divin' Toys are Always Fun to Check-out!

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  We Open Sunday for Your Dives



@ Gray Quarry



We'll be Happy to Make Your Appointment to dive Gray Quarry.


  When You Need Us,  Give Us a Call.  We Plan to Help Make


Your Gray Quarry Dive Schedule for Open Water . . . Flawless!


Call Smoky Mountain Divers (423) 239-7333


Let's Go Divin' . . .  Yan'to?


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Anthonys Key Resort, Roatan
November 10 -17, 2018
  For More Details See Our "International Trips" Page.
Brian Chandler: Trip Leader/PADI Divemaster

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  Everyday Sales


Shop @ SMD for Huge Savings!


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  "FUN" Atomic Products


Atomic SS1 Inflator/Regulators are Stocked in 7 Colors.


Add a Red, Yellow, Blue, Pink, Purple, Aqua or Black SS1 to the


BCD. The Atomic SS1 includes an adapter to fit about any BCD.


"Spiff-Up" Your Gear to Your Color Preference with ATOMIC.



The Atomic Cobalt-2 Computer is In-Stock @ SMD.  The


Cobalt-2 is available in 7 Colors for 2018 for Your Approval.



Personalize Your Scuba Gear in 2018, and



Dive Gray Quarry.  You Can See the Difference!


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  SMD Sells Products


Distributed By:


Sherwood, Atomic, Akona, Liquivision,


Bare, Stahlsac, Suunto, Oceanic,


Mares, Cressi Sub, Hollis, Genesis, Zeagle,


Ocean Reef, Dive Rite, Henderson, XDeep,


Cressi's "Atelier" Line & Shearwater Computers.



We "Stock" Great Scuba Diving Equipment!


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We Sell @ M.A.P. Pricing!



Shipping is Free to the Parking Lot.


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  SMD Gift Certificates;


The Perfect Gift Anytime . . .



Good for Any Amount, Use Like Cash,


  Valid Forever . . .


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  Diving Stuff You'll Want to Know


Buy Your 2018 Gray Quarry Family Season Pass for $300.


That's Right! The Pass is for All Divers under the same roof.



Be The First "Kid" in Your Neighborhood to Own a 2018


Gray Quarry Family Season Pass and Enjoy


"The Best Scuba Diving in East Tennessee".



Receive a Numbered Medallion for Each Certified Diver in


Your Family. These Come With Each 2018 Annual Pass.


Proudly Wear it on Your BCD to Show Your Support of


"The" Gray Quarry!



Join SMD and Experience


the Best Quarry Diving in East Tennessee.



Let's Go Divin' . . . Yan'to?


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  Did You Know


Johnson City Medical Center has a HBO Chamber?


The Hyperbaric O2 Therapy Chamber can be used for DCI


Injuries, as well as burns and wound therapy.


JC Medical Center Information;


Call (423) 431-2665  (Barry)


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We Stock the "Dive Alert"



Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS


Dive "Supersafe" with D.A.N. Insurance,


& the "Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS"


Come by and See It, Touch It.  Heck,  Lick It, If You Want Too!


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  Come Home To Diving . . .


Visit Smoky Mountain Divers


 "It Feels Like Being at Home."


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  SMD Tank-Fill Shuttle Service


@ Gray Quarry



Low on Air/Nitrox?


Call us @ (423) 239-7333,


We'll pick-up, fill & return your


 tanks.  Air $8 & EAN32 $12.


Turn-around time approx 45mins


(We need 4 or more fills to make the trip.)



  Let's Go Divin' . . . Yan'to?


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We Bank EAN32 as a Service To You!


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Scuba Instructor Personal Air Fills


are FREE @ SMD!


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"SMD Convenience",  Just One More Reason to


Buy a GRAY QUARRY Family Season Pass!


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  "Dive Safety". . . Is No Accident!

Friends Don't Let Friends Dive Stupid!
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Scheduling with our Full Service Scuba Shop


Is A Breeze!



Just Drop-in, or Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333


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  Remember . . .


You Can't Get a Better "Scuba Gear" Price on the "Web".


SMD Prices are Based on "M.A.P." (That's "Web Pricing" Ya'll).


Hey! When You're @ Smoky Mtn. Divers . . . Shipping Is FREE!


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  Gray Quarry Tee Shirts In-stock


Long Sleeve & Short Sleeve Available


Now in 10 Colors


A Great Gift Available in 3 Designs.


"Dive the Cessna" Tees & Hoodies In-Stock.


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****Fall Is Here!** *



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  2018 "We'll Do This All Year"


  FREE AIR FILLS for Gray Quarry Clean-Up.


Smoky Mountain Divers offers A FREE AIR REFILL


  for volunteers working as "Clean-up Crew" at Gray Quarry!


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Use SMD's "Buddy Board"


Going Diving @ Gray Quarry and want to have some local folks


join you?   Give us a call @ SMD (423) 239-7333. We'll Post


Your Dive on the "SMD Buddy Board", Facebook, & Webpage.


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  For the Best Scuba Prices in the Tri-Cities


Shop @ SMD . . .



  Remember, At Smoky Mountain Divers


There's Even More To A Good Deal, Than Price!


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Smoky Mountain Divers



It's More Than a Dive Shop . . .



It's an Attitude!


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Advanced Open Water Diver Course



Registration, Orientation, & Open Water Dives



  Begin Every Day @ SMD!



More Info on Our "Upcoming Classes" Page.


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  Open Water Dives



What Are Your Scheduling Needs?



  "Come Work On Your Open Water Certification


or Your Specialty Dives."


Join Barry for an Open Water Dive Toward the Diving Specialty


That's Holding-up Progress Toward Your Master Diver Rating!



For Reservations;


Call (423) 239-7333, E-mail or Drop By SMD


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   Great 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 to the Gate.


3.  Pay the "Diver's Entry Fee" of $15 a Day/Night.


4.  Go Diving . . . "That's What We're Talkin' About!"



We Have 2 Season Pass Options for 2018


1.  Our Family Season Passes are "Immediate Family same roof."


2.  Our Gray Quarry Monthly Family Pass Cost $75 and Is Valid


     From the 1st Day thru the Last Day of the Month Purchased.


3.  The Annual Season Pass runs for the 2018 Calendar Year.


4.  The Annual Family Pass is Only $300.  


5.  Purchase the Season Pass @ Smoky Mtn. Divers during 2018.


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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 Student of Any Level Signs-up for SMD 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.




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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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Gray Quarry



Monday, September 17th



Water Temp: 81 Surface, 80 Bottom.


& a Nice Bus to Change into Dry Clothes.


  Visibility 35'+ or . . . as far as you can see!





  To the Folks who work so hard to make Gray Quarry available.


For More Information See Gray Quarry on Facebook


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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 * DCS * Instructor


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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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Thank You

for Choosing Smoky Mountain Divers.  We are a


PADI 5 Star Recreational & Technical Dive Training Center,


and the Finest Dive Facility in the Tri-Cities area.


We're PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Dive Center.


We invite You to Visit Smoky Mtn. Divers.


Let's Talk Diving . . . Heck,  Let's Go Divin'!


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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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PADI 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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Kingsport Aquatic Center



PADI Open Water Scuba Class



   We'll See You @ KAC!


      September 26th

Call SMD to Confirm Attendance (423)239-7333


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*** Fall 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!



We Service Sherwood, Oceanic, Atomic, Cressi,


Zeagle, Mares, and Hollis Valves, Regulators & BCDs.


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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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  Breathing Gas Fills
Air, Nitrox, O2, & TriMix Fills
Offered by "Certified Gas Blenders"
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Let's Go Divin'. . . Yan'to?



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