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Good Quality + Good Fit = Great Fun!

Come by our store and check out the variety of equipment we offer or shop online. OWA carries equipment from a majority of the leading manufactures. We have the largest inventory in the Charlotte area, and if we don’t have an item in stock we will order it for you. All of the products in our store have been hand-picked based on quality and reliability. We offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on all merchandise. You can even dive your new gear in our on-site pool. We can make any adjustments necessary before you leave the store. You can shop with confidence at Open Water Adventures. As an authorized dealer, we offer a lifetime warranty against manufacturers defects, and in some cases lifetime part agreements. All you need to do is bring your equipment in every year for service. In many cases we are able to fix your problem on the spot and if not, we will handle it in a timely fashion.

*Our warranty does not cover bear attacks, shark attacks or children under age five.

AquaLungLogo1Aqua Lung introduced the world to Scuba diving more than 60 years ago and is the worldwide leader in SCUBA diving equipment. They manufacture quality and high performance regulators, buoyancy compensators (BC’s), masks, fins, snorkels, wetsuits and many more products to make your diving adventure safe and memorable.

Visit Open Water Adventures and let one of our staff help you select your Aqualung Gear or you can Visit our Online Store 

zeagle logoZeagle is the leader in design, technology, comfort, and flexibility in the diving industry. Zeagle is Made in the USA! For more than 15 years OWA has chosen, over all others, to dive, recommend, and sell Zeagle BCD’s exclusively. Their BCs are unique in design and are the only truly customizable fit BCs on the market. Just about every part of the BCD is repairable or replaceable thanks to Zeagle’s Modular System. We have a choice of what we use and sell, and we have chosen Zeagle. Zeagle also offers regulators, masks, fins, and many other products. Visit our store to experience these and many other quality products from Zeagle. Visit for more information.
image001Suunto is the world leader in small sport electronics. They are the industry leader with the lowest failure rate of any dive computer available. With a wide variety of products, Suunto offers products specific to all types of diving form the most entry level to the most technical applications. Suunto now has Rebreather Compatible Technology with the addition of the NEW Eon Steel! The Eon Steel is rugged and packed with features, such as bluetooth, stainless steel housing, mixed gas, constant PO2, tft screen, rechargeable battery, and built in digital compass. We are proud to offer these products as our first and only in stock choice at OWA. See an associate for details and a demonstration of a Suunto product for your specific needs. Visit for more information.
Apeks regulators have been known world wide for many generations as the most exceptional in engineering, quality parts, and un-paralleled performance. OWA recommends this line of air delivery systems as our first line choice. These regulators have unmatched performance in the easiest recreational and most demanding technical applications. We are proud to dive, recommend, and sell Apeks. See an OWA Dive Specialist to learn about the many features and benefits of the system that is best for you. Visit for more information.
The dive… the ultimate escape and the ultimate sensation of being. Below the surface – do not disturb and don’t be disturbed. All the gadgets and equipment that seemed so cool above will do their job and disappear into your peace of mind. They have done their job on North Sea oil rigs, they have done their job in complex Arctic Search and Rescue missions. They will do the job for you and be quiet about their business – allowing you to be filled with presence.

Poseidon’s Fully Automatic Rebreather – the Discovery – is arguably the greatest breakthrough within the diving community for many decades. It may be the longest and quietest dive you will ever experience – we will not be quiet about its existence. It represents a giant leap in shifting the diving experience towards the sea of tranquillity – allowing us to be an integrated part of the element our ancestors left 440 million years ago.

Welcome back.

Come experience Silent Diving at Open Water Adventures. We are a Poseidon Rebreather Center with Diver and Instructor Certification available!

GoPro is the world’s leading activity image capture company.

A letter from our Founder and CEO:

Think it. See it. Do it.

We dream. We have passionate ideas about what’s possible in this world. Our passions lead us to create experiences and realities that expand our world and inspire those around us.

GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences with others—to celebrate them together. Like how a day on the mountain with friends is more meaningful than one spent alone, the sharing of our collective experiences makes our lives more fun.

The world’s most versatile cameras are what we make.

Enabling you to share your life through incredible photos and video is what we do.

This is your life…GoPro.

Join the Open Water Adventures GoPro Team! We carry a full line of cameras and accessories.

Xcel westsuits are made in Hawaii, designed by surfers and divers for their specific needs . Xcel uses the highest quality ingredients and the latest technology in their manufacturing. They offer a lifetime warranty on their patented seam contruction. They offer a full line of products in any imaginable size range to fit all divers and all environments. OWA offers one of the largest in-store inventories of wetsuits in the region. Stop by for a custom fitting with a dive specialist and experience the Xcel difference.

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Frank White Senior founded Whites in 1956. It was the first wetsuit manufacturing company in Canada, and first drysuit manufacturing company in North America.Half a century later, the company continues to set the standard for cold water drysuits, wetsuits and accessories.Our products are the result of proven manufacturing techniques and advanced materials. Patterns are developed using sophisticated computer design technology and relentless testing in the most extreme conditions.
For 50 years now divers around the world have counted on Sherwood equipment for dependable performance in all conditions, and this trust is something we’ll keep earning, dive after dive, for the next 50 years and beyond.
TUSA is one of the world’s first scuba equipment manufacturers, founded by Kazuo Tabata in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. From the first handmade mask and goggles built in Mr. Tabata’s garage, Tabata products have always been constructed from the finest materials with an unparalleled commitment to quality and innovation.TUSA was the premier manufacturer to introduce crystal (surgical) silicone mask skirts with the original Liberator model and introduced the first range of vibrant colors to diving equipment.
Divers should enjoy a worry-free experience
Atomic Aquatics founders Dean Garraffa and Doug Toth had already forged a reputation as discerning, demanding designers of innovative diving equipment since 1976. After generating numerous groundbreaking patents for a major manufacturer, they established Atomic Aquatics in 1995 and embarked on a mission to create diving equipment of the highest caliber.
Aquatica is a Canadian manufacturer of fine quality aluminum housings for underwater photography. Our camera housings are available for selected Canon, Nikon and Sony digital cameras and are part of a comprehensive system which includes a large selection of wide angle and macro ports, accessories and capped off with our 45° and 180° Aqua View finders. With a standard depth rating of over 300ft/90m, quick and easy access to all controls, well-thought out ergonomic design and unsurpassed technical support, Aquatica has become the housing choice of the discerning underwater photographer today.

Aquatica, along with its two sister companies, Amphibico, the well established leader in the world of underwater video, and Technical Lighting Control, manufacturer of the original strobe arm that started it all, is dedicated to fulfilling your requirements in underwater imaging.

The Light and Motion Story

Started by two enthusiastic Stanford graduates in 1989, Light & Motion developed its first high-powered portable underwater lighting system, in Monterey, California. Fast forward twenty years to find us still situated in a historic warehouse on Cannery Row. In order to continue our leadership in high-power LED lighting and underwater video systems, year-after-year, Light & Motion aggressively invests resources into developing products that consistently rank at the top of the innovative technology spectrum.We are proud to say that we haven’t shipped our jobs offshore either. Our engineers, production teams, sales, accounting, shipping and receiving teams all reside in the same building, so you can rest assured that all your Light & Motion products are 100% built in the U.S.A.Light & Motion has been recognized for its leadership in reducing waste and emissions by recycling and utilizing alternative transportation. Light & Motion encourages consumers to return discharged batteries for safe recycling. The company is recognized by the US Congress, California State Assembly and AMBAG for outstanding and invaluable service to the community, and has received the WRAP and Green business awards for their conservation efforts, as well as receiving the 2008 California Small Business of the Year.Join the Open Water Adventures Light and Motion Team with Sola Lighting!

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  • St. Mortiz
  • SRP Filters, Trays, and Arms
  • Deep See
  • Aqua Sphere
  • McNett
  • Sea Pearls