North Carolina

Wrecks

&

Sharks

with

Photo Pros

Mike Gerken

&

Richard Barnden

July 21-24, 2022

 

 

 

 

Wanted: Fun loving divers who desire to see historic wrecks, beautiful sharks and all the marine life that goes with it. Underwater photography interests a plus.

Join us for 4 days of epic wreck diving with Olympus Dive Center off the NC Coast in search of amazing shark encounters. I will utilize my 6 years as a NC dive boat captain and my 20 years diving there to put us on the best wrecks possible to witness some very cool animal encounters. This is the time of the year for the sand tiger schooling event on the Caribsea. Weather permitting this will be our primary destination (but not our only one). We will go where conditions and demand warrant. Both Richard and myself will be sharing our photographic knowledge to assist you with landing some great shots. Workshops will be organized as well as post dive social events such as cook outs and evening meals at the local eateries. Having a safe and good time is and always will be our main priorities. Read details below and email [email protected]. Find me on Facebook.

Happy Diving,

-Mike

Location: Olympus DIve Center, Morehead City, NC

Dates: Thu, July 21 - Sun, July 24, 2022

Dive Vessel: The M/V "Midnight Express" (the boat I once skippered)

Minimum Certification: Advanced Open Water with minimum 25 dives in open ocean conditions.

Conditions: 78-82F, Vis 30-100'+, Expect some current and choppy seas.

Attitude: A positive one thank you.

Trip Cost (subject to change slightly)

$650.00 w/o Accommodation

$890.00 w/4 nights Olympus Dive Lodge

Contact Mike for alternative accommodation ie AirBNB or Bask Hotel

What's Included

•4 days of diving; 2 Recreational Dives P/D

•Profession guide and photo service by Mike & Richard

Not Included

•Tank rentals, gas fills, Nitrox and O2

•Dive Accident Insurance.

•Trip Insurance Strongly Recommended

Daily Schedule

Wed, July 20 afternoon - Arrive during the day to sign forms, load the boat and take care of any last minute gear issues.

Wed, July 20 6pm - Meet & Greet at the Redfish Bar & Grill

Thu, July 21 6am - Load dive boat depart 7am sharp

Fri, July 22 to Sun July 24 - Same schedule

 

 

CCR Divers are welcome

•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 shortly thereafter. No spot is reserved until deposit received. 

El ToroEl ToroAnnette Papa poses along side this sand tiger shark on the wreck of the Spar. Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policy

•An Administrative fee of $25.00 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.