Book a Charter!
All you have to do is choose your dive site and search available charters. You can then book your spot on the boat directly online! if you have any questions, you can always call us at 848-448-6849. We are happy to assist you in picking the best dives tailored to your level of experience.
Got some questions about what to expect? Read through some commonly asked questions regarding scuba charters.
Please bring all necessary equipment for the dives, but keep your extra gear and items to a minimum. Also, don’t forget to pack a lunch and snacks for the day. We will have plenty of cold water on board.
The Ledge tender is a fast dive boat, typically cruising at 23-25 knots. For offshore sites (40 miles), it takes roughly 1:45 minutes. For sites in the 18-20 mile range, travel times are roughly 45 minute (Sea state depending).
Viz can vary greatly in North Carolina, especially on inshore sites. There is no guarantee on visibility, and conditions can change at the drop of a hat. That being said, typically the visibility ranges from 40 ft to well over 100 ft on most days. But, it can also be as little as 10-20 ft. currents can also be a challenge, especially on offshore sites.
Ledge tender is located at Bridge tender Marina. The address is 1414 Airlie road Wilmington NC. When you pull into the parking lot, you will see the boat sitting on the marina bulkhead directly in front of you. The crew will help you load your gear in the morning. There is also free parking at the marina.
Currently, we only rent steel tanks filled with air or nitrox. There are also extra weights on the boat. If you need tanks for a trip, you must reserve them when you book. Tanks are $20 each.
Ledge Tender is a 6 Pack vessel, meaning we only carry a maximum of 6 divers and a crewmember. We are NOT a cattle boat and you will find that the experience is more personal.
No. the captain and crewmember do everything in terms of setting the anchor, rigging a john line and tag line, and helping with divers entering and exiting the water. Your safety is our number one concern, and we are there for surface support. If you would like to have a divemaster in the water with you, please call us and we will make it happen.
“I’ve been diving with these guys for a while now. They are extremely professional while setting you up for a successful and fun trip. I run a free diving and spearfishing shop here in Wilmington and I send everyone I can to this operation.”
“Awesome local crew of divers who know the BEST spots for teeth, wrecks, and all around great dives. Every trip I’ve been on thus far has always left me with a huge smile and some treasure to bring home… these guys really know what’s up and it’s not possible to have a bad time! Good vibes all around, always!”
“Five stars isn’t enough. Chris and his crew will take you to exactly where you need to go to get the most out of your dive trip. Worth every penny. Pros all the way. Can’t wait for my next trip with them!”
“My favorite dive charter! Always a good crew for SCUBA or spear, Chris and Brett have the best numbers around. My first recommendation to anyone no matter what level of experience.”
“Great time on the Ledge Tender with Chris doing a little spearfishing. If you want the fish he knows where they are…”