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6635 Kingsport Highway
Gray, TN 37615

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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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Friday, October 30th


    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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 CONGRATS! To Our Newest PADI Divemaster


William Zachary Burton, my youngest Son.


Diving since he was 4 years old!


How Cool is That?

 Welcome to our SMD Divemaster/Instructor Corps!

Now the FUN Really Begins! 







October 26th, 2020



Our January 9-16, 2021 Dive Trip "IS ON"



I have 19 Reserved Air Tickets flying from


Knoxville - Miami - Bonaire


If you don't have air already, let me know. 








  November 1st - May 31st


Monday-Friday      9:00AM to 6:00PM


Saturday                     9:00AM to 4:00PM


Sunday        Closed for "Special Activities"



Other Hrs. By Appointment (423) 239-7333


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"We Lead"



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Barry's 50th Continuous Year



Operating a Dive Shop in East Tennessee.



"SMD, Dive Service is Our Business!"


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We Still Take Care of Hundreds of Our SSI, TDI 


& NAUI Divers that We've Certified Since 1972!



YES, It Really Has Been That Long Ago


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"The Land of the FREE",



Because of the BRAVE



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Eagle's Nest Hobby Shop




 Reopens with Target of 2020




"THE BUNKER" @ Eagle's Nest



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  Can You Believe This "Madness"?




  Scuba Course Specials



I.  PADI Open Water Diver Certification



$420 + E-Learning
(PADI Charges You An Extra $179 for E-Learning Registration)
$495 with Text & RDP  
(DVD, Text, Instructor Lead Classes & Academic Reviews @ SMD)
All Inclusive Pricing!
* The 4 Open Water Dives are scheduled for Gray Quarry during
Our Diving Season, and in the North Florida Springs November-April.
Florida Dives have a separate additional Trip Fee.

Interested?  Sign-up by Calling Us at (423) 239-7333

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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!



"You Don't Have Your Own Diving Equipment Yet?"


We Don't Furnish Scuba Equipment for Advanced & Specialty


Courses.  However, We Do Offer OUR Students a 1-Day Rental


Rate for the Complete Dive Course.  Schedule As You Will!



$300 + E-Learning

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



* 5 EANx Advanced Dives are scheduled at Gray Quarry during
Our Diving Season, and in the North Florida Springs November-May.
Florida Dives have a separate additional Trip Fee.


Interested?  Sign-up by Calling Us at (423) 239-7333


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PADI NITROX Diver Specialty


Saturday, or When You're Ready!
  $199 Including Certification Materials.


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


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


Call for Reservations (423) 239-7333.


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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
 SMD Has Certified 730  Divers since 11/1/17
Including 410 or (57%)  for Advanced, Specialty
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody Ya Know?

Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business



Just Watch Us Grow in 2020!

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( See Our "Local Trips & Activities" Page )


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Dive Bonaire



January 9-16, 2021



Buddy Dive Resort



We Have 19 Deposits - 9/23/20


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The World's Best Wreck Diving!



June 5-12, 2021



Payment Schedule for Odyssey Over 16 Months:



Next Payment Due 10/10/20 - Total Due $2412



Staying on Liveaboard "ODYSSEY"


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Freedom Isn't Free!



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We Schedule 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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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 From DEMA 2017


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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 IDC.
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" are also in-stock!


Pretty Cool stuff, Talk like a Parrot while Snorkeling!


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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  Sales Everyday


Shop @ SMD for Everyday 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 2020 for Your Approval.



Personalize Your Scuba Gear in 2019, 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, TUSA,


Mares, Cressi Sub, Hollis, Genesis, Zeagle,


Ocean Reef, Dive Rite, Henderson, XDeep


& Shearwater Computers.



We "Stock" Great Scuba Diving Equipment!


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We Sell @ M.A.P. Pricing!



FREE Shipping 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 2020 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 2020


Gray Quarry Family Season Pass and Enjoy


"The Best Scuba Diving in East Tennessee".



Receive a 2020 Medallion for Each Certified Diver in


Your Family. These Come With Each 2019 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 Recompression 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 DAN 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 for $1/Tank



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 6 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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"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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  2020 "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 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 2020


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 2020 Calendar Year.


4.  The Annual Family Pass is $300.  Dec. '19 Special $250.


5.  Purchase the Season Pass @ Smoky Mtn. Divers during 2020.


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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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 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 are also a 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!


      New Training Dates Soon
Why Not Join Us for Some Scuba FUN?  

Call SMD to Verify Attendance (423) 239-7333


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**Fall Is Here! ***



Time to Service Your Scuba Gear!



Keep Dive Gear in Good Working Order . . .


It Could Be a Matter of Life or Death!



We Service 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, Zak & 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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