The store first opened it's doors in 1976 on the Beaufort Waterfront and moved to it's current location shortly there after. In these many years of operation the Store as well as the Diving off the Coast of North Carolina has been recognized for it's excellence and we thought we would share some of these awards with you, so that you can see why you need to DIVE North Carolina and hopefully dive with us.


SCUBA Diving Magazine does a survey every year for it's Readers Choice Awards, over the years this is where North Carolina Diving has ranked:


  • Ranked #1 in Best Value in North America in 1997, 1998, 1999, & 2000
  • Ranked #1 in Best Wreck Diving in North America in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010
  • Ranked #1 in Big Animal Encounters in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010
  • Ranked #1 Top Dive Destination in 2007 & 2008
  • Ranked #2 Top Dive Destination in 2003, 2005 & 2010
  • Ranked #2 Top Overall Diving in 2010
  • Rated #2 in the world by Forbes’ Traveler in 2004
In 2010 we were recognized by the readers of Coaster magazine (local tourists mag) as their favorite Dive Shop Coaster_Award


Read what some of our customers say about Discovery Diving and submit your own.

U/W Bike Race

eventsiconJoin us on July 4th for this annual event benefitting the Children's Mile of Hope.

Lionfish Roundup

eventsiconAn exciting partnership between Discovery Diving, NOAA, and Carteret Community College.

Treasure Hunt

eventsiconFood, prizes, diving, and fun! Proceeds benefit the Mile Hope Children's Cancer Fund and DAN's research in diving safety.


2013Join us March 7, 2015 at the Bryant Student Center, Carteret Community College, Morehead City in support of the East Carolina Artificial Reef Association.  Click here for more info on this great event and how you can help to bring more Wrecks to the Graveyard of the Atlantic.