We offer Several different types of charters;
Half Day- 2 tank trips
Inshore– Are our shallower sites 45-75′ and out about 7 miles.
Offshore– Deeper wrecks in 70-110′ about 12-14 miles out
All Day- 3 or more tanks
Super offshore– 20+ Miles out to the less common wrecks 3 tank trips (Grey Ghost)
Lionfish/Spearfishing– These are natural limestone reefs in 90-100′ excellent for lionfish hunting, spearfishing and lobstering.
Advanced Certification is required for Offshore and Lionfish trips due to the depths and nature of the dives. All trips are open to the public and subject to a minimum number of divers signed up to run. Please self evaluate your skill set before signing up for a boat trip, if its been awhile we recommend doing a shore dive at the state park first so you will get the most of your time (and money) when you go on the boat.
Prices are listed for the boat trip only without rental as many of our customers have their own gear. There is no charge for the use of our lead weights which we have plenty of on the boat.
Reservations for private and custom charters are also possible by calling the shop .
The Steel Slinger is based out of the Bay Point Marina. This boat is a custom made 36′ Newton dive boat. She is USCG inspected for 30 regular passengers or 20 divers…. but we limit dive trips to just 14 scuba divers to insure comfort and space for everyone. We pride ourselves on “big boat” comfort and personal “small boat” service.
She has two decks and a large swim platform just inches off the water that makes getting into and getting out of the water as easy as possible. We have a nice enclosed cabin and hot water hose for alittle extra help staying warm and dry when its not Summer time…. because we dive year round!!!
If you need rental tanks for one of our charters please let us know by adding it to your reservation so we can have it delivered to the boat for you. We can also have BCDs and Regulators delivered to the boat but we do ask that divers desiring to rent wetsuits try them on at the shop so to ensure they are the correct size and provide a good fit. (The Dive Boat and Shop are about 4 miles apart)
Tanks are $8 for air and Nitrox is $11 for AL80s or $15 for Steel
All other gear is available at our Dive Shop at 5512 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32408.
Our full rental package is $45 – $60 depending on what gear and breathing gas you need for a boat trip.