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3808-C Fort Henry Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37663

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Welcome to Smoky Mountain Divers!

The Thrill Of Diving!




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





Monday, April 27


Welcome to Smoky Mtn. Divers


Your SSI Recreational & Technical Dive Facility


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


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  Wreck Dive - Pensacola, FL


Dive the Aircraft Carrier "USS Oriskany"


and Two Other Very Cool Wrecks!



  June 18-21


  Don't Miss Another Dive Trip with SMD?


We're Going to the USS Oriskany


in June, and You're Invited to Join Us!


More Information in just a couple days.


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Dive Philly Quarry with SMD



May 9/10, 16/17 & 23/24


See our "Weekend Trips" or "Local Trips" page


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  May 23rd 1:00-3:00


Carson Newman University Pool


SSI Rescue Diver Pool Sessions 1 & 2


By Reservation Only!


Gotta Know How Many Folks to Plan for . . .



Call (423)329-7333 If You Plan to Attend


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  Freedom Isn't Free!


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Dive with SMD . . . For the FUN Of IT!


Our Future's So Bright, We Gotta' Wear Shades!


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Thank You 


for Choosing Smoky Mountain Divers.  We are an


SSI Recreational & Technical Dive Training Facility,


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


We are a Future "SSI Diamond Dive Center".


We invite You to Visit our Facility . . .


Let's Talk Diving!


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We Are Proud to Announce



We are Members of the "Dive Pirates Foundation" who's focus is


Bringing Disabled Divers Into the Mainstream Diving Community.


SMD Offers the "SSI Classified Diver" Scuba Certification for


Our Communities' Disabled Brothers & Sisters who Can Now


Discover the "Zero-G" Environment of the Underwater World.



  YOU Can Learn to Scuba Dive!


Check it out!


Then Call (423) 239-7333 ask for Barry Burton


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Dive the Florida Keys
June 13-21, 2015
Our Keys Trip is a "Done Deal"
We'll be Diving the Florida Keys . . . and You're Invited!
SMD Instructor, Josh Maples is leading our FL Keys trip.
"Check It Out" on our "Weekend Trips" page.
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Dive Roatan



Bay Islands, Honduras



Anthony's Key Resort



November 14-21, 2015



This Trip is Full,


Now Let's See Your "Happy Dance"


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Dive Grand Cayman Island



October 10-17, 2015



Eat . . . Dive . . . Sunbathe . . . Shop . . . Sightsee . . . Eat!


Look for Details on our "International Trips" page.


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Smoky Mountain Divers



The Professionals


Spring is Here! It's Diving Season at SMD and We're Here to Serve you!


This is the perfect time to set-up that new Sidemount package, or to


Let Us Help You with the new Non-Diving Specialties you've purchased.


Join SMD for Our "Speciality Saturday" Programs.


We will help You understand the Theory of Compressed Gas Diving that


can "Leave Your Brain Numb and Aching in an Effort to Comprehend".


We Know Some Stuff and We're Always Happy to "Help a Brother Out!"


Experience the Difference between a Profession, and a Hobby

  Dive Season Never Ends at SMD


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SSI Scuba Certification Courses,


We Start Those . . . Every Day!


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SMD Master Diver Development



We started our year out right by once again offering the


SMD Master Diver Development Program.  Here's how it works;


Buy four (4) SSI Specialty Diver Courses, and the Textbook for


the SSI Stress & Rescue Specialty on the same Sales Ticket, and


SMD's Excellent Scuba Instructor Corps will teach Your $325.00


SSI Stress & Rescue Specialty Course . . . FREE!  With four (4)


SSI Specialty Certifications, SSI Stress & Rescue, and 50 Logged


Scuba Dives, You will Qualify and will be Awarded the Coveted


SSI Master Scuba Diver Certification.



Smoky Mountain Divers is the only Professional Dive Facility in


the Tri-Cities qualified to teach the SSI Master Diver Program.


You can actually get started by purchasing the 5 text packages


together.  That will qualify you for the FREE "Stress & Rescue"


Course.  You can pay for the Specialties has You complete them.


SMD's Instr. Corps includeds; Josh Maples, Karen Miller, Jeff


Shelton, Tony Simpson, Roger Skillman, Marilyn & Barry Burton


Call SMD (423) 239-7333 to become a SSI Master Scuba Diver!

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SSI On-line Digital Training



Give us a call, We'll explain it All!



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  Carson Newman Scuba



Jefferson City  *  Dandridge  *  Morristown  *  Newport



Our Next Scuba Pool Sessions begin in


  Jefferson City, May 9th for 3 Saturdays @


Carson Newman University



We'll be back Saturday, May 9th






  Community Scuba Offered again by SMD.


Scuba Classes @ the Ole' Orange & Blue!



Our Open Water Diver Course Includes;


Academic Sessions, Pool Training, Open Water Dives


and International Diver Certification Materials.


SMD Instr Corps;  Josh Maples, Karen Miller & Barry Burton


Interested? Call SMD for Reservations (423) 239-7333

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Diver's "Award Card"
SSI offers an "Awards Card" to show Your Commitment to Scuba
Diving. The cards are for "Any Agency" Certified Scuba Diver to
show how many Logged Dives you've made since Certification.
100, 300, 500 or 1000 Dives, We have an Awards Card for You!
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We Make Learning Dive Theory . . .  FUN!


Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations


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SMD's "Specialty Saturday"



10:00-NOON . . . May 2nd



Topic for Specialty Saturday on 5/2 is


"Students' Choice"


There's No Better Time to Work on a


Non-Diving Specialty . . .


As You Work on Equipment Techniques, Stress & Rescue


Science of Diving or Nitrox 40?  We'll be Happy to Help!


SMD has Scheduled 10:00-Noon to Help with Any Specialty!


Let the Warm Spring Breezes Blow . . .


We're Working on Our Specialty Courses!


Why Not Join Us?


 Call (423) 239-7333 for Reservations


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       SMD is Diving in Florida . . .


  and You're Welcome to Join Us?  


It's Spring in East TN and We're Going to the Florida Springs!


Our Florida Dive Trips Continue Each Month Through May.


Let's Go Divin' in the Clear Fresh Water where the Sun's Warm?


Weekend Trips Cost $279.


  Dive the Florida Springs with Smoky Mountain Divers!


Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations


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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 Card From Smoky Mtn. Divers Anyway.



Life's Too Short To Miss A Good Scuba Dive!


This is for FUN Ya'll,   Let's Go Divin' . . Yan'to?


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Master Diver Development Program



Ready to Complete Your FREE SSI Rescue Diver Course?



  May 23rd 1:00-3:00


Carson Newman University Pool



SSI Rescue Diver Pool Sessions 1 & 2!



We'll leave SMD @ 11:30AM.  We're In-the-Pool by 1:15PM.


We will complete the Pool Work for the SSI Stress & Rescue


Specialty Today.  Four Open Water Dives will follow in May @


"Philly" Quarry to complete the SSI Stress & Rescue water work.


Why Not Join Us for SSI Stress & Rescue?



Register for the "SSI React Right" Specialty.



Don't Miss Out On This FUN Training Event!


Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations.


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      Why Don't They Wear . . .


                                What They Sell?



Have You ever done business with a Scuba Shop and Realize that


the "Best Instructors" in the World, Don't Wear What They Sell?


You Know They Sell "The Finest Products that Money can Buy",


Because They Tell You So!


Maybe the Product Isn't Good Enough for Their Own Instructors!



At Smoky Mountain Divers


We Wear What We Sell . . .


Cause It's Good Scuba Divin' Stuff!


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Smoky Mountain Divers


is Teaching Scuba Diving in;



* Kingsport, TN * Johnson City, TN * Greeneville, TN


* Knoxville, TN * Jefferson City, TN * Pickens, SC


* Asheville, NC * Pound, VA * Wise, VA * Madison, FL


 * Waynesville, NC * Lake City, FL * Philadelphia, TN


At SMD . . . We Do Try To Stay Busy!


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  Smoky Mountain Divers


Often Immitated! . . . Never Duplicated!


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  WE Dive "Year-Round"!


  Having Trouble Scheduling Your Open Water Dives?




We'll still dive @ "Philly" Quarry when we've got folks


scheduled, but We go to Florida at least Once a Month beginning


Friday after Thanksgiving!  Our Florida Trips are "low-cost" by


Design So You can Afford to Dive "Year-Round".  Complete


Your Open Water Check-outs or Specialty Course Qualification


Dives.  We'd Love to Have YOU Join Us, Call (423) 239-7333


and Your Scheduling Problems for Scuba Diving are OVER!


Smoky Mountain Divers


"Is Diving for the Tri-Cities!"


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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
 In 27 Months, SMD Has Certified 492 Divers.
Including 302
or 61% for Advanced, Specialty
or Instructor Ratings!
See Anybody Else Ya Know ?
Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business!

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Open Water Diver - Pool Sessions






April 27th, 28th, 29th & May 1st


You Know the "Drill", Call (423) 239-7333 To Attend.


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Join the "SSI Open Water Diver Challenge"



New 2015 "Challenge" to be Announced Soon.


Ask Frank Allen what it's like to Win a Free Aggressor Vacation!


Frank was 2013 "Challenge Winner" thru Smoky Mtn. Divers.



Let's Go Divin' Yan'to?


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Kingsport Aquatic Center



Open Water Scuba Class






April 27th & 29th @ 6:30PM


Call for reservations  (423) 239-7333


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  2015 "SSI Master Diver Challenge" 


Location and Dates to be Announced Soon!


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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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*** Spring 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!


SMD's the Only Authorized Sherwood or Oceanic Repair Facility


in the Tri-Cities. Sherwood or Oceanic Warranty Work Performed


Anywhere Else "Locally" is Invaild and Voids Your Warranty.


Questions? Call (423) 239-7333 or "The Factory".


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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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Private or Group Scuba Courses


There's Not a Scuba Business in the Tri-Cities


that Can Match Our Flexibility or Experience.


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  Thank You!


for Supporting Smoky Mountain Divers


a Local, Family-Owned Business.


Our Customers are a Wonderful Blessing.


Barry, Marilyn, & Zak

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  "Dive Safety". . . Is No Accident!
Friends Don't Let Friends Dive Stupid!
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  Breathing Gas Fills
Air, Nitrox, O2, & TriMix Fills
Offered by "Certified Gas Blenders"
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Quarry Diving by Reservation


Join Us to Complete Your Open Water Certification Dives.


"Philly" GPS: 2667 Harris Road, Philadelphia, TN 37846

Join the Guys and Gals from SMD at Philadelphia Quarry just west
of Knoxville for two days of scuba training fun. Meet us at "Philly"
Quarry Saturday at 8:30AM. We'll start our 1st dive by about
9:00AM and complete 3-4 dives.  We'll meet at "Philly" the 2nd day at
8:30AM, to make another 2-3 dives, and complete your Open Water
Diver, or Specialty Diver Certification Requirements. Bring Food!
Local area motels range in price from $55-$70 at Sweetwater exit #60.
That's cheaper and more convenient than driving back home. We have
been staying at the Hill Top Hotel (Exit #60) 423-337-3511. Tell them
that you are Scuba Diving with Smoky Mountain Divers for the trip.
Call SMD to Make Diving Reservations and help us Plan for the Group.
Smoky Mountain Divers (423) 239-7333.
Need More Information? See "Local Trips" on our Main Menu.



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


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