4054 S. Memorial Drive

Unit O

Winterville, NC 28590

(252) 439-4390


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Learn about the Sciance of Scuba Diving

Saturday, April 16, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Starting in 2015 we will be spotlighting a new diver each month!
We want to give our divers a chance to share their lifestyle, what they love about diving and inspire others to get in the water with their scuba stories! Rum Runner Dive Shop "Diver of the Month" will be selected based on their passion and involvement in the diving community. Basic diver or dive professional; any diver qualifies. The “Diver of the Month” will be announced via social media, our website and through our shop emails. Plus, they will be given a gift certificate when they are noticed at our monthly Dive Club Meetings.  
We love our divers and want to motivate all of our scuba family to blow bubbles often! To nominate a diver email diving@rumrunnerdiveshop.com.


Eight members of the Rum Runner family completed the introductory training in nautical archaeology presented by members of the ECU Maritime Archaeology Department in partnership with the Nautical Archaeology Society. All had a great experience. The ECU team, led by Dr. Lynn Harris gave an outstanding program. Rum Runner is proud to be the first dive shop in Greenville to offer this program. We will be expanding on this training. For more details.



Mapping simulated shipwreck


Francesca – August Diver of the Month

Kelsey Kelly – April Diver of the Month

March – Ed Lowthert

February – John Britt

January – Dan Drake


Rum Runner is a NAUI Pro-Platinum Facility

NAUI E-Learning

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

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Performance Freediving International and NAUI Announce Freediving Training Alliance

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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.

2016 is going to be a great year for travel!

Dry Tortugas in June

Thunder Bay in July

2017 Chuuk and Palau! Make your reservations now!

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We had a great time in Cozumel!

Do 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?

Welcome our newest member of the shop staff

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!


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.


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


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Nova HD and Edge-X

GoPro vs Intova You Decide!

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We're expanding our photography lines!

Olympus Cameras, Inon Strobes, Sea & Sea, GoPro accessories and more ...

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.