Category Archives: Olympus Blog

Join us for Little Cayman in December!

Hello Divers & Water Lovers, If you haven’t met me yet…my name is Dottie Benjamin and I am the Charter & Sales Manager for Olympus Dive Center.  We are returning again for another fabulous week of diving in Little Cayman this December! Little Cayman is truly "the island that time forgot".  You can look forward…
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Offshore weather buoy project

When considering North Carolina's occasionally unpredictable sea conditions, reliable information is essential when making the call to head out to sea to dive or fish. Dave Tilley of the website FryingPanTower.com contacted us regarding an effort to raise funds to replace the vital offshore weather buoy locally known as “LEJ 3”. Shortly thereafter a meeting…
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Project Aware Sandtiger conservation course

This past summer Josh Childress, one of our Instructors had the opportunity to teach the distinctive specialty-Project Aware Sand tiger conservation course. Here are his thoughts on the experience: Sept 23, 2014 After a busy few weeks at Olympus Dive Center, I have had a chance to reflect on the classes that have gone on…
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It’s a family affair

Olympus Dive Center offers the PADI Junior Open Water certification starting at the age of 12. I was certified as a Junior Open Water diver and I am glad that I got started at such a young age. I was able to get much more experience and saturation in the scuba world as I worked…
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Key Largo Trips a huge success!

We are back from Key Largo! The Olympus team recently concluded two consecutive weekend trips to Key Largo. We dove with Blue Iguana Charters, a personalized live aboard operator. The first 3-day weekend was recreational with sites ranging from shallow reefs to deeper shipwrecks like the Spiegel Grove and USCG Bibb. Our second weekend was…
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4th Annual North Carolina Wreck & Shark Shootout June 1st – 4th, 2017

It is our pleasure to have Mike Gerken back for the 4th Annual North Carolina Wreck • Shark Shootout with Olympus Dive Center from Thursday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 4th, 2017 with 2 days of optional "recon" diving on May 30-31. Bring your point & shoot digital cameras, SLR's and GoPros and enter your images…
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My favorite teacher, the ocean

http://youtu.be/bsOKnZ3w5q8 Aug 3&4, 2013 yielded a very successful Tech weekend exploring the wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Several graduates emerged having fine tuned their decompression techniques. Phil, Michelle and David I congratulate you and look forward to diving with you again soon. I feel compelled to mention an aspect of technical training that…
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Olympus Dive Center’s 1st PADI IDC a huge sucess!

Wow, the day after comes to a close with so much to fondly look back on and so many exciting opportunities ahead for us. Yesterday we completed our first PADI Instructor Development Course and Instructor Examination. Congratulations to everyone who participated, you all did a great job and will be a credit to the dive…
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North Carolina Diving…June 10-16

I am thrilled to announce that the time is finally here for us to run daily Full Day Charters! [caption id="attachment_1939" align="alignright" width="300"] Assistant Manager/Training Director Jon BelisarioCharter and Sales Manager Nema Triplett[/caption] For those of you who may not be familiar with us, basically a Full Day Charter consists of 2 dives to a…
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Olympus Inaugural PADI Instructor Development Course

2013 is shaping up to be an evolutionary year for Olympus Dive Center. Recently awarded the rating of PADI 5-star Instructor Development Center, we began our first Instructor Development Course on May 29th. Thus far the candidates report a productive, thought provoking and enjoyable adventure. We've always known that diving and training here produced exceptional…
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