Open Water Adventures opened in 1996 with a goal to provide the Charlotte, NC, area with the best in dive equipment, scuba education, dive travel, and personalized customer service.
Founded by Joe Gaydeski, OWA is a Scuba Schools International Diamond Dive Center and proud members of an elite group of top dive professionals in the industry. As diving experts, we're dedicated to helping customers realize their goals and dreams in and around the water. Our staff is a friendly, knowledgable bunch of folks who truly love what they do, and it shows in the quality of service they offer each customer who walks through our doors.
OWA is passionate about conservation and underwater photography. We have spent the last 25 years teaching people an appreciation for the underwater world and teaching them how to photograph their experiences. We look forward to guiding each customer through their diving adventure, whether they're new to the world of scuba or advanced divers interested in improving their skills.