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Gray, TN 37615

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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






Friday, February 16th



    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


 (Future PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center)





Shop Address:



 6635 Kingsport Highway

Gray, TN 37615



(423) 239-7333



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


5 minutes from "THE" Gray Quarry!


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Regular Winter Hours




Monday-Friday      9:00AM to 6:00PM


Saturday                     9:00AM to 4:30PM


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


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"We Lead"


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Wow! . . .



Can You Believe This "Madness"?



PADI Instructional Packages



  Spring 2018 Scuba Specials - Now!



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!



  $150 + E-Learning  (Regular $300 + E/L).
(PADI Charges Extra for E-Learning Registration)
$150 + Crew Pack  (Regular $350 w/Crew Pack).
(DVD, Home Study, Instructor Led Classes, Reviews & Final @ SMD)
All Inclusive AOWD Pricing!



 For More Details See Our "Upcoming Classes" Page

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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 about 2 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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PADI Emergency First Responder
  Our Next E.F.R. will be on
Sunday, February 25th 1:00-5:00PM
Held at SMD.  "Bone-up" on Diving Now, We'll 
Be Diving Gray Quarry Very, Very, Soon!
Call 423-239-7333 to Register
The difference in a Good Diver and a Great
Diver is Continued U/W Education & Experience.
Brian Chandler; PADI EFR Instructor
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Knoxville, TN



PADI Emergency First Responder



"First-Timer", or "2-Year Re-up" Course




Saturday, February 17th 8:00AM to Finish


Held @ Josh Maples' RBM Office - Knoxville


To Register Call SMD @ 423-239-7333,


or Call Josh - Direct @ 865-604-0278.


Josh Maples; PADI OW & EFR Instructor


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Dive with the Manatee



February 23-25, 2018



We've Got 12 Folks for This Trip.


We're Diving with the Manatee next Weekend!


Why Not Join Us?



Rainbow River/Crystal River, Florida


The Cost of this Great Trip is only $369 per person. Send a $100


Trip Deposit to Smoky Mountain Divers, Inc. or simply pay the


deposit over the phone.  Call Barry or Greg at (423) 239-7333.



Deposits can be made directly to our Trip Leader/PADI Instructor,


Josh Maples by Calling (865) 604-0278.



Paid In-Full Date by 2/10/18.



If You've Dreamed of Crystal Clear Water, and


Diving With the Manatee,  Here's Your Chance!



See "Weekend Trips" for More Info and Who's Going!


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Anthonys Key Resort, Roatan
November 10 -17, 2018
Great Reef & Wreck Diving, and . . . Dolphins!
$250/pp Deposit Due Now Before the Trip Fills-up!
This Trip is 1/2 Normal Price . . .
  For Details See Our "International Trips" Page and . . .
See Who's Going on the Trip!
Brian Chandler: Trip Leader/PADI Divemaster

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Dive San Salvador, Bahamas



April, 2018



   * * * To Be Rescheduled * * *


(We've Got a New Grandson to be Delivered in April !)



In April, 2018 SMD's taking a group to Riding Rock Inn on San


Salvador, Bahamas.  Barry's been there for 7, week-long diving


trips over past years.  The visibility has always been about 150',


water temp 83, the Food and Staff @ R.R.I. are WONDERFUL!



If You've been with us on one of our 41 Bonaire trips over the


years, You'll find it hard to believe, but the Reef @ "San Sal" is


even better than in Bonaire.  I understand that R.R.I. has Nitrox


available!  Good Stuff.  Watch for more Information very soon!



I'll have Prices & Start the Deposits Soon.


  What a Wonderful Present for You


& "Your Honey"!


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Winter Sale



Shop @ SMD for Huge Savings!


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2018 Winter Special



Buy a New Bare Drysuit at SMD.


We'll Teach Your PADI Drysuit Certification FREE!


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February Akona Special






Purchase a Sherwood Maverick Roller Dive Bag


at SMD's Sales Price & Receive


an Akona Deluxe Mesh Backpak FREE!


The Free Akona Mesh Backpak Retails for $70. 



We Have the Maverick Roller Bag In-Stock.


Akona Doesn't Sponsor this Sale On the "NET".


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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
SMD Has Certified 33 Divers since 11/1/17
Including 26 or (78%)  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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  I Will 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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Cressi's "Atelier" Product Line






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PADI Master Scuba Diver


 Work Toward the Coveted PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating!



During Winter Weather Pick Non-Diving Specialties like:


Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, or EFR Provider.



Attend SMD's Specialty Diver Clinic for Instructor Assistance


with Your Academics on Any PADI Specialty Course.  SMD


Specialty Clinics are FREE for ANY DIVING STUDENT Who's


Registered for that PADI Specialty Diver Certification Course! 



If You've Registered with Another Shop or Independent PADI


Instructor, We'll Still Help You Finish Your Rating. It's Free Ya'll!



Watch Our Website & Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333 to Attend!


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PADI Nitrox Specialty Clinic



Saturday, February 24th



10:00AM till 1:00PM



SMD Presents Another of Our FREE Nitrox Clinics.


You Don't Need to "Bone-up" to Attend, Just Show-up!


Barry reviews the complete PADI Nitrox Course for Students.


You'll be Certified Saturday Afternoon & SMD's Buying Lunch.


If You're Not a PADI Nitrox Student, You Can Sign-up Saturday.



If You're Registered for Nitrox with another shop You're Still


Welcome.  You can take your Nitrox Final Exam back to Your


Instructor and let them process your certification.  I Said FREE!


"Safety Through Continued Education".


Call (423) 239-7333, so we know Who Plans to Attend.


If you haven't had a chance to read all of your Nitrox Textbook,


Don't Let That Hold You Back!


Barry knows what's in the book & He Can Teach It!


Hey!   "Bo knows football!" . . .


Barry Knows Scuba Diving!


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 More New Atomic Products


Atomic SS1 Inflator/Regulators are being 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 Headed to SMD's Stock.  The


Cobalt-2 is also available in 7 Colors in 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,


Sharkskin, Bare, Stahlsac, Suunto, Oceanic,


Mares, Cressi Sub, Hollis, Genesis, Zeagle,


Ocean Reef, Dive Rite, Henderson &


Cressi Sub's New "Atelier" Product Line.



We "Stock" Scuba Diving Equipment.


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We Sell @ M.A.P. Pricing!



Shipping is Free to the Parking Lot.


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  Full Wetsuit Rental


Available for the New Year!



SMD will start Renting Full Suits, Hoods, and Gloves for 2018.


We Have a Place in Our New Facility to Clean & Dry Rentals.


Rentals will be available for Day, Weekend, or Course Durations


Sizes will Range from SM to 5XL for the Men.


For the Ladies, Sizes will Range from 5/6 thru 15/16.



Hey! at SMD . . . We've Got Ya Covered!


More Information to be Released Soon!


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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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Freedom Isn't Free!



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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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We're Running a  2018 Scuba Special on the


PADI OWD Course for Only $350 (regular $499).



Call Smoky Mountain Divers (423) 239-7333.


Start Your $350 Scuba Course TODAY!


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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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My God's not Dead, He's surely alive,


Living on the inside, Roaring like a Lion!


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****Winter 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 and We'll Post


Your Dive on the "SMD Buddy Board".   It will post on SMD's


Webpage,  Facebook Page, and Gray Quarry's Facebook Page.


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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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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



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



Saturday, January 20th



Water Temp: 48 Surface, 48 Bottom.


& a Nice Warm Bus to Change into Dry Clothes.


  Visibility 50'+ 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 a future 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!


  February 21st, 2018


Call SMD to Confirm Attendance (423)239-7333


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*** Winter's 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".



We're Also Qualified to Service All Atomic, Zeagle, and


Mares Valves, Regulators & BCDs as Well.


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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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