North Carolina


June 6-8, 2022


Mike Gerken


Olympus Dive Center






Join me for a 3 day tec charter diving "The Graveyard of the Atlantic". Let me utilize my 20 years of North Carolina wreck diving experience to put us on the hottest wreck sites possible. This trip falls immediately after the Wreck•Shark Shootout so I will have a very good idea of what's hot and what's not at that time. The type of technical diving we will be doing is not about going deep but extending our bottom times on wrecks in the 90-130' range with one or two dives to 160'. Applicable certifications for deco dives to these depths will be required.


We will be chartering Olympus Dive Centers 20 passenger dive boat, the Midnight Express, (the vessel I happened to captain for 5 seasons). However, the max number of divers on these charters will be 12 including myself. This will allow ample space for extra gear and more elbow room on the wreck sites. We will depart the dock early approximately 6AM and conduct one dive in the morning and one dive in the afternoon before returning to the dock around 4pm. Bottom times will be limited only by personal training, experience, gear selection and cut off time to return to dock on schedule. If we find a hot wreck we may opt to dive it all day. This is about quality of sites and not quantity. 

These dive sites are offshore in the Atlantic Ocean with 90-120 minute one way transit times. If we do extended day the run time out could exceed 2 hours. Expect current; visibility from 30 feet to 100+ feet; water temps 72F to 80F. Bring suitable thermal protection. 

Charter Fee

$895.00 - No Accommodation

$1015.00 - w/3 nights Olympus Dive Lodge

Contact Mike for alternative accommodation. 

What's Included

•3 days of diving; 2 deco dives per day

•Profession guide and photo service by Mike 

Not Included

•Tank rentals, gas fills, Nitrox and O2

•Dive Accident Insurance.

•Trip Insurance Strongly Recommended

Olympus Dive Center

713 Shepard St
Morehead City, NC 28557


Daily Schedule

Sun June 5 - Arrive during the day to sign forms, load the boat and take care of any gear issues ie tank fills , O2 etc

Mon June 6 - Depart the dock 0630. Return 4pm.

June 7 & 8 - Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Potential Dive Sites - Subject to change

Manuela: Max depth 160'

Yancey: Max depth 160'

W.E. Hutton aka Papoose max depth 125'/38M

Caribsea: Max Depth 90'/27M

Atlas Tanker: Max Depth 115'/35M

USCGC Spar: Max Depth 110'/34M

Aeolus: Max Depth 110'/34M

CCR Divers

•CCR divers must bring proof of certification for their specific units.  No exceptions. 

•Olympus Dive Center does not stock Helium or sorb. Contact Mike to arrange.

To Sign Up:

Email [email protected] to get your application. Fill it out and email it back. Invoice with payment instructions to follow.

Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policy

•An Administrative fee of $50.00 is non-refundable regardless of the number of dive day cancellations. 

•A 25% deposit per person plus this filled out application is required to confirm the reservation(s).

•Full payment due 30 days from charter date.

•Dive package refund offered up to 30 days of charter date.

•Refunds will be issued for charter date(s) canceled due to adverse weather or mechanical failure. Refund will be the Olympus Dive Center's daily charter rate.

•Decisions to cancel a charter will be made the morning of each charter unless in the event of inevitable severe weather ie tropical storm or hurricane.

•Payments can be made with a check or bank transfer or credit card via Square or PayPal.

•A 4% fee will be incurred for Square and PayPal transactions. Bank transfers will incur a minimum of $15.00 bank fee. Attendees will be responsible for additional fees where applicable. No fee for paying by check.

•Payment by check not accepted within 14 days of first charter.


All questions email [email protected]