Now offering certifications for handicapped and special needs students. For more information on the requirements visit the HSA (Handicap Scuba Association) website. For a consultation or to start your training E-mail: Tripp or call the shop at 864.944.9255




Instructor Bill Routh, owner and operator of this and Off the Wall Diving Charters started diving in 1981. Bill has shot underwater footage for several news channels, the Discovery Channel and CNN. Bill has been diving South Carolina’s lakes and rivers for many years and is one of the area’s most knowledgeable diving experts. He has researched and located the Camp Jocassee for girls, Steel Bridge, and now the Attakulla Lodge on the bottom of Lake Jocassee. Bill is a PADI certified instructor (number 167144) and a TDI-SDI Instructor (number 11577). He is a Trimix instructor and has been technical diving for over 17 years. Bill keeps a flexible schedule and is very focused on the students learning the required skills. He will spend as much time as necessary with each student. Bill is known for his patience to make each student the best diver they can be. His flexible schedule allows you to learn on your flexible schedule.


Daniel Eddinger, PADI MSDT #179759, Dan is a retired military officer and Vietnam Vet, he has been a diver for a long time……………… founder and former owner of Sterling Silver Scuba in Sterling VA. Dan and his wife retired and moved to Flat Rock, NC in May of 2008. Mr. Eddinger can teach fifteen diving specialties including Coral Identification. He has organized and led diving trips all over the world and enjoys the company and life style of other divers. Dan loves to teach new divers and help them progress from Open Water Diver though Divemaster. Favorite fishes are the Whale Shark and Eagle Ray and if he had spots on his wet suit he would look like one.

















We participate in PADI’s eLearning program. That means you can do all the written instruction and tests online. Just click on the eLearning picture to the left and sign up. When the time comes to complete your training with pool and open water sessions, we work with you to accommodate your schedule! This allows you to work at your own pace and finalize your training when you can find time.

Click on any of the links under Courses of Instruction for more information then go to the PADI e-Learning site and get started today!

Don’t know if Scuba is for you??? Try it first in the safety and comfort of a warm pool with our “Discover Scuba” program.

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