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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 reef...to 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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  New Bonaire Air Itinerary (TYS-MIA-BON)
 
AA4699  12JUN  TYS-MIA         7:05A - 9:15A
AA1379  12JUN  MIA-BON       11:50A - 2:57P
AA1379  19JUN  BON-MIA        3:47P -  7:25P
AA4700  19JUN  MIA-TYS         9:48P - 11:59P

 

 

   

Thursday, May 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

 

  and

 

PADI 5-Star IDC

 

   

 

Shop Address:

 

 

 6635 Kingsport Highway
      

Gray, TN 37615

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(423) 239-7333

 

 

3 miles from the Gray Exit #13 on I-26

   

 

5 minutes from "THE" Gray Quarry!

 

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  Summer Hours

 

  June 1st - October 31st

    

Monday-Friday      9:00AM to 6:00PM

 

Saturday                     9:00AM to 4:00PM

 

Sunday      Open for "Your Appointment"

 

 

Other Hrs. By Appointment (423) 239-7333

 

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DVCEMVS

 

 

"We Lead"

 

 

 

 

SUNSET HOUSE

 

 

Grand Cayman Island or BUST!

 

 

September 14-21, 2019

 

 

Don't Be Disappointed - CHECK THIS OUT:

 

  We have 1 Oceanview & 4 Courtyard rooms still available for

 

our Grand Cayman trip to Sunset House.  SMD's Cayman Islands

 

trip is always a Treat.  We've taken over a dozen Dive Groups to

 

The Cayman Islands.  Dive Sunset House with SMD! (wbb 5/16)

 

  We reserved 20 seats for $605 R/T Airfare out of GSP!

 

Air is included in the cost,

 

You Can Deduct $605 and Provide Your own Air!

 

 

More info @ our "International Trips" page.

 

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New "SMD Designed" Tee Shirts Are Here!

 

"Deep Diver; Rapture of the Deep", "Nitrox Diver", "Dive East

 

Tennessee", "Have Scuba - Will Dive", "Dive Grand Cayman",

 

"Drysuit Diver", "Warning; in Case of Rapture . . ."

 

21 Dozen in All.  We're Sure You'll Find Something You Like!

 

More Tees Are Coming . . . Soon!

 

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Can You Believe This "Madness"?

 

 

 

  Scuba Course Specials

 

 

I.  PADI Open Water Diver Certification

 

 

$320 + E-Learning
 
(PADI Charges You An Extra $179 for E-Learning Registration)
 
 
$395 with Text & RDP  (Regular $499).  
 
(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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  Saturday, May 25
 
 

PADI NITROX Diver Specialty

 

 

Congrats James & Andrew Rice - Nitrox Divers 

 
  $199 Includes Text Package & C-card.

 

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 344 Divers since 11/1/17
 
Including 192 or (56%)  for Advanced, Specialty
 
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody Ya Know?
 

Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business

 

 

Just Watch Us Grow in 2019!

 
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THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITES

 

 

 

Kingsport Aquatic Center - Wednesday, 5/22

 

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

 

Jimmy Bennett,  Brian ChandlerAlex Merritt, Tony Simpson,

 

Greg Robinson, & Bryan Hogan

 

 

 

EANx Course - Saturday, May 25th

 

Meet Barry Burton @ SMD by 10:00AM-1:00ish.

 

Certifications Will Be Issued Today After Class.

 

Call for Reservations, (423) 239-7333.

 

 

 

Saturday "Skull Sessions" May 25th

  

Meet SMD Staff @ shop by 10:00ish.

 

 Tony Simpson,  Jimmy Bennett, Brian Chandler,

 

Rob Hamilton, Greg Robinson, or Barry Burton

 

  Topic Options: Open Water, Advanced, Specialties,

 

Rescue or DiveMaster, or "What Ever."

 

We'll order a Pizza about Noon.

 

  

Please Call (423) 239-7333 For Reservations.

 

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Freedom Isn't Free!

 

 

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  Dive Bonaire

 

      June 12-19, 2019

 

We Have 21 for Buddy Dive Resort

   

 

  Our Bonaire Trip is FULL!

 

"You don't go some place 43 times if it's not GREAT!"

 

Includes; Airfare, 3 xtr Free Boat Dives & a $75 Food Bonus!

 

  More Info see our "International Trips" Page.

 

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Dive the FIJI Islands

 

 

 

Join Smoky Mountain Divers in FIJI

 

 

September, 2020!

 

 

Stay Tuned, Much More to Come . . .

 

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We Are Scheduling June 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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See www.divepirates.org
 
 
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

 

   

  IN-STOCK

 

 All Tanks Signed & Numbered (Only 250 Produced)

 

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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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  Everyday Sales

 

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 2019 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,

 

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 2019 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 2019

 

Gray Quarry Family Season Pass and Enjoy

 

"The Best Scuba Diving in East Tennessee".

 

 

Receive a 2019 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 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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****Spring Is Here!** *

 

 

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  2019 "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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PADI

 

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 2019

 

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 2019 Calendar Year.

 

4.  The Annual Family Pass is Only $300.  

 

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

 

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ANNOUNCING!

 

 

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.

 

HAVE SCUBA  . . . WILL DIVE !

   

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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

 

GOOD ANYTIME YOU CHOOSE TO USE IT!

 

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Gray Quarry

 

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  

 

Water Temp: 68 Surface, 64 Bottom.

 

& a Nice Bus to Change into Dry Clothes.

 

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

 

 

THANK YOU!

 

  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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  Attention:

 

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!

 

      May 29, 2019
   

Call SMD to Confirm Attendance (423)239-7333

 

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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!

   

 

We Service Sherwood, Oceanic, Atomic, Cressi,

 

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

 

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Everyone has a Choice...

 

CHARACTER COUNTS!

 

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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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