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#625
Ocean City Md 1-2 Jun
Frankenfish - 3/07/2019 8:56 AM
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Is OC Dive Charters the only game in town in Ocean City MD.? Looking for recommendations for a good dive shop in or near Ocean City Md. Looking to do a few dives there this year and I need a place that does Nitrox fills. Also looking for cheap hotel recommendations. The first dive planned is 1-2 Jun. if you are interested in join me let me know.
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Greg - 3/10/2019 3:31 PM
Are these the same guys? divebuddy.com/OCDiveBoat
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Frankenfish - 3/10/2019 5:35 PM
Yes
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MDW - 3/24/2019 9:17 PM
It’s been some years since I dove out of OC, MD, but when I did there was only one game in town. This is probably the same one you refer to here. I also discovered there was no boat out of anywhere in Delaware at the time, so I had to come down to OC from Rehoboth Beach to get on a (the) dive boat.

In the limited research I’ve done recently, it seems to me that working down the East coast there are large gaps in dive boat coverage. There are a number in Long Island, quite a few in NJ, none in DE, this one in MD, none in VA, several in NC, none in SC or GA, and then a lot down the East coast of FL.
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Frankenfish - 3/25/2019 8:13 AM
At this point all I’m looking for is someplace to refill my tanks when I get back Saturday for the Sunday dive. The dive is scheduled through SMD.
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Frankenfish - 3/25/2019 8:19 AM
There are a few boats in VA, Virginia Beach area. I did a dive with Lynnhaven, that’s a good shop and they have their own boat. I plan on diving off Morehead City this year, several boats and shops there.
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MDW - 3/26/2019 4:08 PM
It seems like the closest verifiable dive shop with a compressor is "Discover Diving" in Salisbury, MD, about 40 minutes drive inland from OC. There is another place in Berlin that YP shows as a supplier of dive equipment, but they don’t seem to have a website and the name does not exude the essence of dive shop, "Tailgun Industries"

I recommend just bringing more tanks; enough for both days’ dives. It should not cost much more to rent a couple extra tanks from your LDS than it would to drive an hour and a half round trip and get yours refilled. I.e. the gas to get to and from that shop will probably cost about $10, and you’ll spend your whole evening getting it done.
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Frankenfish - 3/27/2019 5:02 AM
I found the same thing. Looks like I’ll be renting four more to cover the weekend.