214-B Beacon Drive

Winterville, NC 28590

(252) 439-4390



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Step 1 - Register at the shop, recieve your personal orientation and e-learning code

Step 2 - Activate and start your e-learning in the comfort of your home

Step 3 - Classroom review sessions with instructor and other students

Step 4 - Pool sessions. Learn and practice scuba skills

Step 5 - Open water check out dives

Complete all that and you are certified!


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New Students

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Digital Backpack

Digital Backpack



Chuuk Page


Palau Page


Downloads for Chuuk-Palau


Chuuk Info PDF


Palau Info PDF


Trip Itinerary



“Fin-tastic”  Mermaids
Rum Runner Dive Shop
Wednesday, June 21 (Session 1) & Tuesday July 25 (Session 2)
9:00am – 5:00pm




Rum Runner Dive Shop
Thursday, July 13 (Session 1) & Thursday July 27 (Session 2)
9:00am – 5:00pm




Guardians of the Ocean
Rum Runner Dive Shop
Thursday, July 6 (Session 1) & Wednesday,July 26 (Session 2)
9:00am – 5:00pm


Expedition Sci-Hi
Rum Runner Dive Shop
Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30
9:00am – 5:00pm



Grow Some Gills
Rum Runner Dive Shop
Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 15
9:00am – 5:00pm




Adventure to the Edge
Rum Runner Dive Shop
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21
9:00am – 5:00pm



All Camps Info - PDF

Ages 8 to 13

Ages 8 to 12

Grades 6 to 12

Ages 5 to 13


2017 Chuuk and Palau! Make your reservations now!

The boat is full, but you could still go to Palau.

The Dry Torgas was a blast!

Great diving, great food, great fun and a wedding to boot.

We had a great time in Cozumel!

Did you see whale sharks on your dive trip? 'Nuff said.

Stay tuned for our next trip.

July 4 to 11, 2015

Cozumel, Cenote diving, whale shark encounters...

This trip had it all!



Tired of Lost Luggage?

Announcing our new bigger, brighter SCUBA Center!

We have moved to the new Aquaventure Facility

214-B Beacon Drive

Winterville, NC 28590

Two indoor pools for year round training

Dedicated deep well pool

Dedicated classroom

Enlarged retail space

Enlarged service facility



Our new location adjacent to Aquaventure!

• 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool ranging from 3.5 feet to 5 feet in depth

• Dive tank for lifesaving and scuba training with levels of 9 feet and 12 feet

• Saltwater pool and tank maintained at 82 – 85 degrees

• Wheelchair/handicap ramp entry to pool

• Separate men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers

• Classroom and exercise room

• Classroom available for rent for events

• Lounge with Wi-Fi

• Entrance by keyfob; 24-hour video monitoring of facility and parking lot

Our year round line up of classes is set and we have something for everyone. From basic open water training on up to Instructor.

Look here for details:

Rum Runner is a NAUI Pro-Platinum Facility

NAUI E-Learning

DAN and NAUI Announce Alliance to Extend Reach of Dive Safety Programs

Click here to read the annoucement:

Performance Freediving International and NAUI Announce Freediving Training Alliance

Click here to read the annoucement:


The NEW DiveSSI App is available in iOS and Android versions.  You can take advantage of this revolutionary   all-in-one solution for digital learning today.

  • Digital training materials are available both online and offline. You can study whenever and wherever you want in most languages!
  • You’ll never leave home without your certification cards and Divelog again:
    • All certifications in one place –digitally.   
    • The NEW Digital Divelog allows you to Geo-locate your dives, take a photo of your buddy and the divesite and have your Dive Professional or buddy sign right on the App.  And you can upload your dives to MySSI at www.diveSSI.com.

Freediving is here at Rum Runner!

This is the hot new sport and we have geared up to teach you how. Ever wanted to dive without being encumbered by all that scuba gear? Or maybe you like snorkeling but want to stay down longer or go deeper. We can train you to dive 40, 50, 60 feet or deeper and stay 2, 3, 4 minutes or longer on one breath! Classes are forming. Call the shop for details.

Congratulations to Brenden McLean for completeing his NAUI Instructor certification. Thanks to Kenny Wheeler NAUI CD, Pete Wagner NAUI IT, NAUI Instructors Carolyn Wagner, John Hill, Virgilio Gonzalez and Daniel Glover for all your help.

Congratulations to Danial Glover for completing his NAUI Instructor certification. Thanks to Pete Wagner, Instructor Trainer who conducted the course with the help of NAUI Instructors Carolyn Wagner, Dillon Waters, John Hill, Garrett Killian and Virgilio Gonzalez. Special thanks to Tyler Boruff, NAUI Course Director for coming up from Florida to complete the IQP.

Congratulations to our 4 newest NAUI Divemasters (from left) Clay Stewart, Alea Hansinger, Dillon Waters (Their Instructor), Joe Pye, MD and Dan Drake. Great job and welcome aboard!


Dillon Waters, utilizing his degree in education and vast scuba experience, designed, wrote and received approval from NAUI for the Artificial Reef Survey Diver certification course. The purpose of the course is to train divers to gather valid data to monitor sea life and wreck conditions on our artificial reefs to promote ocean conservation. Congratulations Dillon on a job well done. If you want to sign up for this course contact the shop for class schedules.

Congratulations to Ed for earning his Intro to Cave certification

Ed Lowthert

Welcome our newest members of the shop staff

Clay Stewart(left) & Daniel Glover(below)




Alea Hansinger

Alea will be working in the shop and helping with marketing.

Congratulations to Pete Wagner on achieving NAUI Instructor Trainer Status.

Welcome two new members of the Rum Runner team.

Ed Lowthert

Brenden McLean

Rum Runner Staff News:

We're on a roll! Congratulations to our six new NAUI Instructors! Carolyn Wagner, Erika Khalil, Dillon Waters, John Hill, John Whichard and Randy Mintz. Thanks to Tyler Boruff, Instructor Trainer and Mike Dunst Course Director

Congratulations to Tyler Boruff our new NAUI Instructor Trainer and Tommy Pate, Robbie Marlow and Pete Wagner for crossing over as NAUI Instructors. Thanks to Mike Dunst, NAUI National Sales Manager for making it all happen!


We are now dealers for Analytical Industries line of Analyzers and replacement Oxygen sensors to fit many rebreathers and analyzers in the diving market.



Full line of Sea Doo scooters for recreational diving and pool use. Coming soon to Scuba Explorers!

Wet suits, beach wear, all sorts of cool things.

Full product line from Dry Case. Keep your phone, tablet, gear dry at the beach, on the boat or in the water. Waterproof headsets and bluetooth speakers as well.


We are now carrying selected products from Tusa. Great fitting masks, snorkels, fins.


As if they already didn't have a great computer Shearwater announces the new Perdix. As rugged and reliable as the Petrel in a smaller size. High resolution 2.2" LCD display, 30% longer battery life than the Petrel 2, A Fischer connection will not be available in the Perdix so the Petrel 2 will still be available for those needing this feature. Uses inexpensive AA batteries. Simple to use.

The Perdix is shipping soon and we are taking pre-orders.


New!- X2


GoPro vs Intova You Decide!

Camera comparison:

Scubapro has just acquired:

SEABEAR Diving Technology uses latest academic research results to develop products and devices with similar features – rugged, waterproof and reliable – for research, professional and recreational diving.

We've added Fourth Element dive products to our line up. Specializing in state of the art thermal protection wetsuits, dry suits and accessories.

New awesome lights, interchangeable heads, swappable rechargeable battery, remote control capable, compact size with big light output

For full review:

New Dealership!

Light Monkey

Technical Dive Gear

View this video of a diver saving a dophin from monofilament entanglement. If after watching this video you still do not appreciate the intelligence of dophins watch it again.