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9:00 AM til 6:00 PM


9:00 AM til 7:00 PM


9:00 AM til 4:30 PM






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6635 Kingsport Highway
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




    Congrats! to Greg Robinson


Greg Completed a 3 Hour Dive on 10/20


@ Gray Quarry for His 300th Dive!





Monday, October 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


 (Future PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center)




New 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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"We Lead"


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Open Saturdays



8:00AM - 5:00PM






Open Sunday



9:00AM - 1:00PM



to Serve You & Gray Quarry



All Diving Season!




Open Monday - Friday 9:00-6:00



It's Easy . . . You Need Us,  We Are Here!



Call SMD (423) 239-7333


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ETSU Students who've completed pool work


Chooze Your Day.  Meet @ SMD by 9:00AM.


  Call SMD 423-239-7333 to Confirm Attendance


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We Sell @ M.A.P. Pricing!


Shipping is Free to the Parking Lot!


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Look! at our "New Certifications" Page.
SMD Has Certified 194 Divers since 11/1/16
Including 98 or 51%  for Advanced, Specialty
or Instructor Ratings!  See Anybody Ya Know?

Thank You Guys & Gals.  We Appreciate Your Business


Just Watch Us Grow!

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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



Talk About a Cool Christmas Gift!



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 Buddy Board:


Our next Scheduled dives @ Gray Quarry are:


More Scheduled Dives Soon.


    Call For Reservations or With Request,


If at all possible, the answer will be . . .




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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   All   Summer   Long!


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Picture Yourself



Have You ever been on a really nice vacation in the tropics? 


Have You watched the Dive Boat pull up to the beach or


dock as the Certified Divers with the big smiles, laughing as


they board to go Scuba Diving?  Did You Ever Think, "Boy


They're Having a Good Time, and They Haven't Even Left the


Resort Yet?".



Have You scheduled another "Very Cool" Tropical Vacation for


You and the Family again this year?  Are You thinking, "Ahh


Man! I meant to take a Scuba Certification course before this trip


But Now It's Too Late?  Now We've Only Got One, or Two


Weeks Before We Leave on Our Trip"?




Scuba News Flash!



If You want to get PADI Open Water Diver certified and you've


still got a week, 10 days, or two weeks before you climb into the


"Big Silver Bird", You Have Time To Get Scuba Certified with


Smoky Mountain Divers in Gray, TN.  Just give us a call at


(423) 239-7333.  We'll quickly work out a training schedule


together based on Your Available Timeframe.  SMD has got 10


Internationally Certified Scuba Instructors and Divemasters to


Help You Meet Your Goal.  The "best part" is that we do our 4


Open Water Dives for International Certification locally, right


here, 3-miles from SMD at GRAY QUARRY!  The water is very


comfortable at 81 degrees, and the present visibility is 40-50'.


You just can't beat that convenience.   



We're Running a "Fall Scuba Special" on the


PADI OWD Course for Only $350.00(regular $499).



Call Smoky Mountain Divers (423) 239-7333.



Start Your $350 Scuba Course TODAY!



"I Just Can't Wait for the Dive Boat to Get Here!



"SMD Convenience", Just One More Reason to


Buy a GRAY QUARRY Family Season Pass!


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Wow! . . . Look @ This "Madness"



PADI Instructional Packages



Fall Scuba Special



(Now - thru October 2017) 


PADI Open Water Diver Certification



  $300 + E-Learning
(PADI Charges You An Extra $179 for E-Learning Registration)
  $350 w/Text & RDP
(DVD, Text, Instructor Led Classes & Academic Reviews @ SMD)
All Inclusive Pricing!

PADI Advanced Open Water 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
(PADI Charges Extra for E-Learning Registration)
$150 + Crew Pack
(DVD, Home Study, Instructor Led Classes, Reviews & Final @ SMD)
All Inclusive Advanced Open Water Pricing!



 For More Details See Our "Upcoming Classes" Page 

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  "Dive Safety". . . Is No Accident!

Friends Don't Let Friends Dive Stupid!
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Barry Opens SMD 7 Days a Week



Scheduling with our Full Service Scuba Shop


Is A Breeze!



Forget #BR-549, & Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333


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  Remember . . .


You Can't Get a Better "Scuba Gear" Price on the "Net".


SMD Prices are Based on "M.A.P." (That's "Net 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.


New "Airplane U/W" Design 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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Want to Finish Your Scuba Certification?


Call SMD @ (423) 239-7333



Schedule Your Dives ANY DAY.


Just Make the Call!


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****Fall Is Here!** *



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  2017 "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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Mexican Riveria



Iberostar - All Inclusive Resort



Wrecks and Reefs and Cenotes . . . Oh My!



November 11-18



Need More Info?   See Our "International Trips" Page!


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  For the Best Scuba Prices in the Tri-Cities


Shop @ SMD . . .



  and Remember, At Smoky Mountain Divers


There's 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 2017


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 2017 Calendar Year.


4.  The Annual Family Season Pass Cost is Still Only $300.  


5.  Purchase Your Season Passes @ Smoky Mtn. Divers.


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  SMD Gift Certificates;


The Perfect Gift Anytime . . .



Good for Any Amount, Use Like Cash,


  Valid Forever . . .


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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, October 21st



Water Temp:


  73 Surface, 72 Bottom.


  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



Join Tony, Brian, Wayne & Barry



   We'll See You @ KAC!


  October 25th


Call SMD to Confirm Attendance (423)239-7333


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*** Fall 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".


We're Qualified to Service All Mares Valves, Regs & 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 & Barry Burton

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  Breathing Gas Fills
Air, Nitrox, O2, & TriMix Fills
Offered by "Certified Gas Blenders"
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