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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





Saturday, February 28th


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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We Are Here and Ready to Serve YOU! 


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Trying to Do the Right Thing!



If you rented equipment for our Florida Trip scheduled this weekend,


Hang On To the Gear!  We've rescheduled for March 6-8 which is also


ETSU Spring Break.  If you can't make that date, we'll schedule an


additional date that will work for you.  Be careful in the ice & snow!


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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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Smoky Mountain Divers, The Professionals


We know It's Winter outside, but It's Always Diving Season at SMD.


Let It Snow & Let the Winter Winds Blow, 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.



SMD Is Not on "Short Hours" Because It's Winter in East Tennessee.


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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Florida Spring Diving Weekend


March 6-8


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SSI Scuba Certification Courses,


We Start Those . . . Every Day!


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Starting the New Year Out Right!



We "Started the 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, March 14th for 3 Saturdays @


Carson Newman University






  "Community Scuba" Begins again March 14th.


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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SSI 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!
The Award Cards are $15.
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We Make Learning Dive Theory . . .  FUN!


Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations


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SMD Specialty Saturday



  Tomorrow's Topic,  "Dive Guide/Dive Master"


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 Winter Winds Blow . . .


We're Warm & Working on Specialty Courses!


Why Not Join Us?


 Call (423) 239-7333 for Reservations


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       SMD is Diving in Florida . . .



  and Your Welcome to Join Us?  



Winter Winds are Blowing, So We Go 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 $249.


  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 Rescue Diver Course?


  Let Us Know When You're Ready For Your Pool Sessions!




Join SMD for "Specialty Saturdays"



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 24 Months, SMD Has Certified 467 Divers.
Including 286 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



March 2nd, 3rd & 4th @ 6:30PM


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.


Win a Chance for a FREE "Belize Aggressor III" Dive Trip.


 New Divers complete an SSI Specialty Course during 2014


and You're Automaticly entered in the Drawing for the Trip.


Know What's Really Neat?  You're entered again for every


SSI Specialty Diver Course that you complete during 2014!


Drawing was held on January 15, 2015.


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


March 2nd & 4th @ 6:30PM


Call for reservations  (423) 239-7333


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  2014 "SSI Master Diver Challenge" 


 New 2015 "Challenge" to be Announced Soon.


   Win a Chance for a FREE "Aggressor/Dancer " Dive Trip.


 Specialty Divers who complete SSI Master Diver during 2014


  are Automaticly entered in the Drawing for the Trip.


Drawing was  held on January 15, 2015.


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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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*** Winter 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


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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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