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Address: 7220 Wrightsville Ave, STE A, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone Number: +1 910-392-4386
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Aquatic Safaris has specialized in SCUBA diving charters, instruction...
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.
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On safari off the coast of NC

Aquatic Safari is a unique dive operation. It's got to be hard to base a business around the whims of the ocean, especially the ocean 15+ miles off-shore, so you have to go with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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brevard, nc
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brevard, nc
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Aquatic Safari is a unique dive operation. It's got to be hard to base a business around the whims of the ocean, especially the ocean 15+ miles off-shore, so you have to go with the flow and trust their call on conditions. We had two rough days but still got in four dives and had a great time. Our AOW... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I highly recommend Aquatic Safaris when diving in the NC coastal area. They run a highly professional dive trip from their website and reservation process, their excellent dive boats, to their staff, both in the store and on the boats. I have been diving for 35 years and used charter services around the world. Aquatic Safaris is right up there... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I would not recommend scheduling certifications through this dive shop if you are looking for a location that runs on time. I've been diving 5 times through different locations, and I've never gone through a place that was this disorganized. Here's the full story. I was scheduled to come in for my Open Water Certification this weekend. I had to... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I are relatively inexperienced divers (with about 20 dives each) and were completely comfortable with the staff and equipment here. We had a great dive on the Hyde Wreck, felt safe, and saw some amazing marine life (include sand tiger sharks - yeah!)

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was the third annual dive trip for our group and had a great time, so good we are already planning 2015 and looking to get more friends ready to join. Arrived and met with dark clouds and heavy rain with forecasts looking like more rain. Guess Captain Paul and group got their magic wand out and fixed the weather... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had a great time on our LDS charter with Aquatic Safaris, the water was a little choppy and a few of the divers got seasick including one of my sons but that happens. Visibility was pretty good and there was a ton of sea life on our Hyde dive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I dive with Aquatic Safaris often and have never been disappointed. Professional and friendly staff in the shop and on the boats

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Owned and operated by a very professional crew. You don't pay until you get back. They email your confirmation as soon as you book a trip. That way you have it in print that you DID book with them. They also contact you via email or phone if they cancel. Very friendly staff! They are very safety conscious as well!... More 

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Homestead, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Dove several times with Aquatic Safaris. Very experienced operator with high quality equipment. The boats are well maintained and safe. The boats are within 1/4 mile from the shop with easy access. The mates are helpful and help move tanks and gear to the boats. The crew really does ensure personnel safety and diver experience are maintained at a good... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I booked an offshore trip fall 2014 to collect some additional B-roll on an underwater video a colleague was producing. The first thing I noticed when arriving at the dive boat was the number of spear guns. I've never seen spearfishing allowed on a charter not actually designated as a "spearfishing" trip. Actually, spearfishing with Scuba is a little "wimpy."... More 

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Additional Information about Aquatic Safaris SCUBA Center

Address: 7220 Wrightsville Ave, STE A, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone Number: +1 910-392-4386
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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