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Aquatic Safaris SCUBA Center

#7 of 23 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Wilmington Features Animals
7220 Wrightsville Ave, Ste A, Wilmington, NC 28403-7230
+1 910-392-4386
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Top notch dive operation

My first choice for diving in the southern part of the NC coast...very safe, professional, friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lenoir, North Carolina
via mobile
Not great

Terrible service and unprofessional attitudes. I called about going out to dive with them. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave T
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Aquatic Safaris has specialized in SCUBA diving charters, instruction, gear sales, repair, and travel in Wilmington, NC since 1988. We are constantly striving to improve our shop and our service. Aquatic Safaris operates two USCG certified custom dive boats, a 30' and a 48'. Our boats run daily dive charters to wrecks and ledges off Wrightsville Beach. We are a full service facility, including on the spot nitrox fills up to 100% O2 and Trimix.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible12%
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7220 Wrightsville Ave, Ste A, Wilmington, NC 28403-7230
+1 910-392-4386
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first choice for diving in the southern part of the NC coast...very safe, professional, friendly and fun...awesome dive operation.... People who are used to Caribbean type diving may want to hire a divemaster..which Aquatic Safaris will arrange...NC diving is a little more intense than...More

Thank Tmiller4090
Reviewed 4 days ago

Terrible service and unprofessional attitudes. I called about going out to dive with them. The person I spoke with had no idea about their dives or diving in general. I ended up renting my gear from them and the place smelled. Everything seemed cramped and...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son completed his Advanced Open Water Certification with Aquatic Safaris and my husband took a separate pleasure dive while we vacationed last week. Both were happy with their experiences. As the wife and mother on shore, I felt secure knowing that my guys were...More

Thank Marghie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very organized and professional. Open and upfront with weather conditions and recommendations. Great group to go diving with.

Thank krondor100
Reviewed 3 June 2017

So we recently did two different charters with Aquatic Safari and overall I am extremely happy with this dive shop. The first dives were on the smaller boat the ASCII, which is a fine dive boat in and of itself. The crew was quite nice...More

Thank azstinger11
Reviewed 29 May 2017

diving was very good, crew very good also... The Dive boat and gear were very good too. I bought a scuba pro reg set and I am very satisfied...

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We did a charter boat to Fossil Ledge. Great staff, very helpful and provide good information about the dive site. The shop had the equipment ready and separated waiting for us when we arrive to pick them up. Will use them again for further charters,...More

Thank Yuri_The_Traveler
Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is a good dive operation for Atlantic Coast diving. They offer trips to about 30 dive sites, most of them wrecks and the ledges. Most of the dives are 20 to 40 miles off shore. Needless to say, Atlantic diving weather is fickle and...More

Thank cdaughe
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I recently dove the Hyde and really enjoyed seeing the sand tiger sharks. I think the operators are very conscientious on the boats. What I don't appreciate is their last minute cancellations. I understand they don't want to call off a dive due to weather...More

3  Thank traveldealgal
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I recently had the pleasure of joining Aqua safaris for a two tank charter on the Hyde wreck off of Wrightsville Beach. Having a pretty extensive background in tropical diving across the globe, I was hoping for moderate viz and a nice excuse to get...More

Thank Kristi F
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