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Winterville, NC 28590

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In an effort to shake off 2020 we are going back to one of our favorite destinations - the Florida Springs. We are heading to the Williston, Florida area to dive Devil's Den, Blue Grotto, Paradise Spring and Ginny Spring with a drift dive down the Rainbow River. We have had to adjust our accomadations due to covid utilizing a guest house, cabins, camping and local motels. Call the shop for details. This is always a fun trip.

We Are Going Back!

June 26 to July 9, 2022

We are heading back to Micronesia for the trip of a lifetime. Starting with one of the great dive destinations in the world - Palau - a healthy marine environment, tropical waters, ship wrecks, jellyfish lake, history, Palau has it all. We follow that up with a week of the best wreck diving in the world aboard one of the best live-aboards in the world, the Truk Odyssey. These guys know what they are doing. The Odyssey is an excellent diver friendly boat with great food and a professional dive operation leading dives on multiple World War II shipwrecks. You couldn't ask for better.

The Palau portion is scheduled for June 25 to July 2, 2022 and then we hop over to Chuuk July 2 to 9, 2022. There will be additional travel days at the beginning and end to be determined. The last time we traveled to this part of the world it took 17 days total. We are accepting deposits for both destinations now. Truk Odyssey is limited to 16 passengers and some of thos spaces are already spoken for. It will fill up. Palau has better availability, but not unlimited. Sign up for one or both trips.

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A little video so you can get a taste.

Riviera Maya

June 22 - 29th, 2019

7 Nights in Puerto Aventuras at Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort

All inclusive meals and drinks

4 days - 2 tank reef dives

1 day - 2 tank cenote dives

Optional Whale Shark Excursion

Other Options: Tulum Tour, Zip Lines, ATV, Monkey Sanctuary Tour

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Forty Five Rum Runner divers descended on the Florida springs for our annual MLK weekend trip. It was a great group and everyone had plenty to eat and dive. Four springs, Two Rivers and a whole lot of Manatees. Something for everyone. We even certified a few divers.

Hope to see you there next year!

"Rum Runner kicked off the new year with our annual Florida Springs trip, only this year was an extra special one! With over 50 people in attendance, we had a house chock full of our staff, students, divers, snorkelers, and their loved ones. While the air was a bit chillier than last year, the water was (as always) a beautiful 72-74 degrees Fahrenheit! Our dive and snorkel destinations included Troy Springs, Blue Grotto, Paradise Spring, Ginnie Springs, Rainbow River, and Crystal River. We said hello to Virgil the Turtle at Blue Grotto and got up close and personal with the manatees at Crystal River. After a long day of diving or snorkeling we headed back to the house for one of Carolyn's marvelous meals, good conversation, and even better company!

After everything was said and done, Rum Runner came home with 2 new master divers, 7 newly certified advanced open water divers, and 5 basic open water divers that just completed the first of many underwater adventures to come! On top of all the new additions to our Rum Runner scuba family, we also got to witness some of our already-certified divers overcome personal fears and grow more comfortable with their abilities in and around the water. Congratulations to all of you! We cannot truly express how proud we are of our divers and the community you all help foster, as well as for each and every person's role in helping the trip run as smooth as possible. We can't wait to see you all again next year!"

odyssey

June 10 - 26, 2017

What a Great Trip! Check out the video!

Dive the Dry Tortugas and the Vandenburg

70 miles west of Key West, Florida, lie some of the most spectacular reefs in the Florida Keys. Most dive sites range from 50 feet to 80 feet to the sand and are home to over 250 species of fish, thousands of invertebrates, sharks, rays and turtles. The USNS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg is our last stop on the way home, a mere 40 minutes from the dock.

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Come enjoy warmer weather and plenty of dive opportunities this MLK Weekend with RRDS!


We will be staying in a vacation home that can accommodate up to 30 people. Right in the backyard is our own private island and Rainbow River. Best of all, Carolyn will be cooking and preparing all of our meals during the trip! Snorkelers and non-diving family and friends are welcome to come join us!

Friday Jan 15: Travel Day

Saturday Jan 16: Blue Grotto (AM) & Devil's Den (PM) or Paradise Spring Advanced Dive (AM) & Devil's Den (Night Dive)

Sunday Jan 19: Crystal River Dive w/Manatees (AM) & Rainbow River Snorkel/Dive (PM) or Paradise Spring Advanced Dive (PM)

Monday Jan 18: Travel Day/ Optional Dives at Ginnie Springs on the way home

Options available for children, non-divers and snorkelers!

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We went back to LJ for more excellent diving.

Cozumel, Cenote diving, whale shark encounters...

This trip had it all!

Great reefs, whale sharks,....

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St Lawrence Seaway

Ontario Canada

May 23 to 28, 2015

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Come enjoy warmer weather and plenty of dive opportunities this MLK Weekend with RRDS!


We will be staying in a vacation home that can accommodate up to 30 people. Right in the backyard is our own private island and Rainbow River. Best of all, Carolyn will be cooking and preparing all of our meals during the trip! Snorkelers and non-diving family and friends are welcome to come join us!

Friday Jan 16: Travel Day

Saturday Jan 17: Blue Grotto (AM) & Devil's Den (PM) or Paradise Spring Advanced Dive (AM) & Devil's Den (Night Dive)

Sunday Jan 18: Crystal River Dive w/Manatees (AM) & Rainbow River Snorkel/Dive (PM) or Paradise Spring Advanced Dive (PM)

Monday Jan 19: Travel Day/ Optional Dives at Ginnie Springs on the way home

Cost: $228-$348

Options available for children, non-divers and snorkelers!

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August 3 to 7, 2014

Dive the St. Lawrence Seaway. Plenty of wrecks. We will be going to Canada so you need a passport.

We had a great time diving the wrecks of the 1000 Islands Region on Canada.

July 3 - 6, 2014

July 3 - Travel Day

July 4 and 5 Diving Days

July 6 - Travel Day

We had a great time again. Got to dive a forest and a cemetery. Weather was perfect, made some new friends.

February 15-22, 2014

A Great Time was had by all!!

Florida Springs

January 18-20, 2014

Disney World

Epcot Dive Quest

November 8, 2013

West Palm Beach

Narcosis Dive Charters

November 9-11, 2013

Cayman Brac

May 4-11, 2013

7 Nights

17 Dives!!!

All meals included

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East Coast Florida

Narcosis Dive Charters

January 18 - 21, 2013

Dive Provo

We enjoyed some of the best diving the Caribbean has to offer

May 12 to 19, 2012

Florida Springs Trip

January 2012

Our annual trip to the Florida spring was a great success. 30 divers had a great time. Watch for next years trip.

Great Lakes/Thunder Bay

August 13 to 20, 2011

We had a great time!

Myrtle Beach

Civil War Wreck Dive

Saturday May 21, 2011