Megladon Shark Tooth Hunting Charters June 2018

Dig'n w/Mike Gerken

A days dig.

The Megladon shark lived over 2-20 million years ago. With lengths as great as 60 feet and teeth as big as 7 inches, this was the largest predator the earth has ever seen. One's imagination runs wild when holding these ancient fossils in your hand. The North Carolina Coast is renown for having large deposits of "meg" teeth buried only inches below the sand. Divers can easily dig the sea bed and uncover prized teeth cherished by collectors. Some of the larger teeth in the 6"+ size will fetch thousands of dollars in the fossil trade while others hunt teeth for their personal collections or to give away as prizes. 



Join me from June 8-10, 2018 for a single day or multiple days of digging. When you first uncover a tooth you will feel a rush of discovery and likely get bitten by the bug. The dive boats I have chartered are captained by highly knowledgeable captains on two fast six passenger vessels. These guys know the hot spots.

The charters will take place after the 2018 NC Wreck•Shark Shootout out of Morehead City. Join me for the Shootout and then head south with me to Wilmington afterwards for some dig'n. 

Contact [email protected] for additional information and to make reservations.


Charter Fee: $300/Day; Sign up for one or more days.

Dates: Contact Mike for Availability.

     Friday, June 8

     Saturday, June 9

     Sunday, June 10

Depth: Approximately 95'

Current: Expect mild to medium currents

Visibility: 30-100'

Bottom Temp: mid 70's (contact Mike when date drawers near for up-to-date conditions)

Distance offshore: 45nm

Dives: 3 dives per day

Max Tanks: 3 per person (call for permission if you intend to bring accessory gear such as deco bottles or scooters i.e. DPVs)

Max # Divers: 6 per boat x 2 boats

Location: Bridge Tender Marina, Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington. NC

Departure Time: 0700 (meet at 0630)

Accommodation: Please take care of your own accommodation. There are numerous well known hotels within 7 miles of the marina.


Contact [email protected] for additional information and to make reservations.