Dive the warm blue waters off the coast of North Carolina for HUGE Megalodon shark teeth!
A famous wreck right in our own back yard. This highly sought after dive is one you don't want to miss!
Join us for some unbelievable diving in Lake Erie!
Details / Cost / Payment / Cancellation Details
Dive the warm blue waters off the coast of North Carolina for HUGE Megalodon shark teeth! Our charter operator runs a top notch service with a very roomy boat for the ride out and back. The Captain puts us on the teeth every time, and our divers rarely get skunked. Charter fee's include the boat ride ONLY. Divers are responsible for all gear including tanks and weights which are available as rentals from us or the charter operator if you don't want to lug it all down to NC.
The dock / charter boat is located in Wrightsville Beach, NC and there are plenty of options for lodging within just a few minutes from the dock. Wrightsville Beach is a beach town and there is plenty to do for the non-diver traveling with you.
Both days are THREE tank dives. The weekend is $600.00 for 6 dives. Divers must book both days. We will not split the weekend as these trips are too popular and we have a hard time filling spots for just a single day due to travel time required from Southern Maryland.
**Advanced Open Water is required, and nitrox is highly suggested to extend your bottom time. These dives occur over 40+ miles off shore. Divers should be experienced and comfortable diving in the open ocean. Dives occur at depths between 85-110ft depending on the location chosen by the Captain based on weather and other conditions. Required equipment on top of normal scuba gear includes a wreck reel, surface marker signal tube, and a collection bag for all your teeth. Tech divers and Rebreather divers are welcomed but must be certified to dive in the equipment they are using and must dive according to the certification level held. Any violations will result in the diver being banned for future trips.
Payment and cancellation info:
Due to the popularity of these trips, the total cost of trip is due upon booking and fully refundable for any reason up to 60 days from the date of the charter. If you must cancel within 60 days of the charter, a refund will only be given if we can fill it with a standby diver or you can find someone to fill your spot. Full refunds will be given for weather or charter boat related cancelations. Due to the popularity of these dives, our deposit and cancellation policy is strictly enforced for these dives.
**Please see our cancelation policy or contact us if you have any more questions regarding cancelation issues**
APRIL 24/25 - FULL - Taking Reserves
MAY 8/9 - FULL - Talking Reserves
MAY 29/30 - FULL - Taking Reserves
JULY 3/4 - FULL - Taking Reserves
AUGUST 7/8 CCR ONLY - 4 Spots
AUGUST 9TH-13TH CCR ONLY - Contact the shop for availability
SEPT 18/19 - FULL - Taking Reserves
SEPT 25/26 - 3 Spots Left
OCT 16/17 - 4 Spots Left
$600 - TWO DAYS / 6 DIVES
CCR TECH - $750 / BOTH DAYS
ADD $150 per diver to have steel tanks (DIN or Yoke 120's or 100's) with nitrox delivered to the dock each day for your dives
See what it's like to dive the meg ledge
2021 Dates are pending and will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed.
The U-1105 is one of the most popular local dive sites to Southern Maryland. Located in our back yard at a depth of 85ft in the Potomac River, this dive is very unique and one you don't want to miss.
In 1944 a Type VII-C German submarine, began her brief and dramatic wartime career. Germany used its precious supply of artificial rubber to coat the outer skin of approximately 10 experimental submarines. The mission of the U-1105 was to find an Allied combat ship and sink it. It was then to descend to 100 meters (330 fsw) and hold that depth to determine whether the Allied ships could find it using sonar. The test was successful. They could not.
Weeks later the war ended. The sub surrendered and was brought to the Potomac River. It was sunk the final time near Piney Point, Maryland on September 19, 1949. It has been there since. The conning tower is above the silt and available for exploration.
Our Captain has been plying the waters of the Chesapeake for 30 years. You can expect a depth of 65 feet to the Conning tower and 84 feet to the silt. Visibility can range from 2 feet to 10 feet. Water temperature in September should be in the upper 70's to low 80's degrees F on the surface and 5-10 degrees below that on the bottom. It is a challenging and invigorating dive.
Required Experience Level:
Advanced Open Water. This is river diving. Each Diver needs to be very comfortable in the water, even if you turn around to find that you can no longer see the sub or their buddy. You need to be trained and comfortable in making a free ascent in low visibility conditions.
**PLEASE NOTE** - This is considered and advanced dive. Visibility that you see in the video above is considered stellar and the normal visibility is usually in the 2-5ft range. A powerful primary light with a backup light is a must. Divers should be experienced and expect low visibility conditions. Divers should also be comfortable doing a free ascent in open water with low visibility. If you have any reservations, please contact the shop to discuss with one of our staff members before booking. **
Proof of a logged dive within the last 6 months is required to book a spot on this charter. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Nitrox is HIGHLY recommended but not required.
All Dive Gear, Two Tanks (Filled), Dive Knife or Cutting Tool, Certification Card(s), Wreck Reel, Lift Bag/SMB, Strong Underwater light, Surface Signaling device, and Dive Insurance.
Gloves, Hood, Alternate Air Source, Redundant Light, Sea Sick Medicine, Save-A-Dive kit, Dry Bag, Slate, Lunch/drinks, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Hat, Warm Clothes, Towel, Nitrox is recommended for longer bottom times.
The U-1105 is located 1.1 miles NW of Piney Point, Maryland.
Full payment is due to hold your spot and is fully refundable until 30 days from the date of the charter. 30 days and sooner, the charter fee is only refundable if you find someone to fill your spot or the charter is canceled for any reason on our end (weather, charter operator, etc).
Cost of charter gets you on the boat. All dive gear to include tanks and weights are responsibility of the diver. Rentals including high volume nitrox tanks delivered to the dock are available for the prices listed below as first come first served with limited availability.
Charter Cost - $125 per diver for two dives
The cost of the charter is for the boat ride ONLY.
Divers are responsible for ALL gear to include tanks and weights.
Rental tanks are available for the prices below. All rentals will be delivered to the dock the morning of your dive.
(2) Aluminum 80 tanks with AIR fill - $30.00
(2) Steel 120 tanks with 32% Nitrox fill - $50.00
(1) Pony bottle w/regulator - $25.00
Check out this video to see what it's like to dive on the U-1105.
Join Southern Maryland Divers for a trip to dive the pristine wrecks of Lake Erie! Led by the author of best selling book "Shipwrecks of Lake Erie" Erik Petkovic Sr, you will get an inside look into each and every wreck you dive during this trip.
We will spend 4 days of wreck diving the pristine wrecks of Lake Erie from the dates of July 24th thru the 27th. We will be diving with Osprey Charters on board their very spacious boat that is setup just for diving. There are plenty of lodging options available locally and we can provide a list of those options upon request. The trip fee includes 4 Days Wreck Diving (120-210 ft), detailed briefings on each wreck, and a Lake Erie Shipwreck Seminar the night of July 23rd by author of the best selling book, "Shipwrecks of Lake Erie" Erik Petkovic Sr.
Day 1 (July 24th, 2020) - Full day charter - Two technical dives with lunch on the boat in between - Warm up "shallower" dives
Day 2 (July 25th, 2020) - Full day charter - Two technical dives with lunch on the boat in between - Dive sites chosen by divers
Day 3 (July 26th, 2020) - Full day charter - Two technical dives with lunch on the boat in between - Dive sites chosen by divers
Day 4 (July 27th, 2020) - Full day charter - Two technical dives with lunch on the boat in between - Dive sites chosen by divers
Note: While we will attempt to match this schedule exactly; weather and other factors out of the control of Osprey Charters / Southern Maryland Divers may force us to make minor changes. If changes to the itinerary are made; wrecks of similar depth and skill factor will be substituted.** In the event of a canceled charter due to weather, that day's charter fee will be refunded to the diver.
Full amount of trip is due upon booking. Travel and lodging is NOT included with this trip. Travel and lodging is the responsibility of each participant.
Rental gear is available from Southern Maryland Divers and will need to be transported to and from our shop by the diver renting the gear. Please arrange these rentals in advance with us. Tank fills including CCR, Trimix, and Deco gasses are available at the boat after your day of diving is complete.
60 days out from the first day of the trip, the trip fee is non-refundable unless you find someone to fill your spot (Trip Insurance!)
Refunds due to extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis but it is highly recommended and very affordable to get trip insurance. Plans can be found through Divers Alert Network.
Trip cancelation due to charter or dive shop fault will be refunded in full. Individual charter dives canceled due to weather will be refunded for each individual charter that was canceled upon trip completion from Southern Maryland Divers.
Diver Pre-reqs and other fine print:
All dives will be in the technical range (beyond recreational limits) and divers MUST be at MINIMUM Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures qualified. Some of the dives will be deep enough that trimix should be highly considered due to combat possible narcosis.
Divers should have recent experience in large open water diving conditions, along with cold water experience. Bottom temps rarely get above 40-42 degrees and divers should plan accordingly for thermal protection. Drysuits are HIGHLY recommended. All divers should carry at least one audible (whistle etc.) and visual (SMB etc.) signal device.
Wreck penetration will be permitted providing you have the training, experience, and equipment to do so safety. Divers should be comfortable in those conditions before proceeding with those types of dives.
Remember both trip insurance and diver medical insurance. Southern Maryland Divers requires all Technical students to carry DAN (or equivalent) medical insurance
Remember cash for tips. The staff of Osprey Dive Charter will work hard for us, and we need to make sure we take care of them in return. Typical tip for a 2-tank dive is $5 per tank, $10 if service is excellent.
All trips include boat ride only. Tanks, weights, gas, and all other gear is the responsibility of the diver.
Trip Cost - $740.00 per diver
8 Technical dives with lunch each day
**Includes personalized signed copy of Erik's book "Shipwercks of Lake Erie"!
Check out this video to see what its like diving in Lake Erie.