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Experienced Crew. Master Divers.

Florida offers some of the best scuba diving in the world! Nautical Divers was founded to fill a growing demand in Northeast Florida for a dive charter for the challenging and exciting waters off the shores of Jacksonville, FL.

Locally owned and operated by certified master divers and experienced offshore operators, Nautical Divers brings convenient, fun, and exciting dive opportunities to a growing dive population.

Now, divers in the local area can dive more frequently, without the hassle and expense of travel and lodging!

The Vessel

The R/V Explorer is custom rigged for scuba diving. The Explorer formerly served as a research vessel in the Northeast United States and was instrumental in uncovering sunken and buried historical artifacts.


Because of the work of the Explorer and her crew, the historical and scientific communities have unlocked secrets hidden for hundreds of years.


Your Professional Crew


Will Hinton

A USCG-certified commercial captain and PADI staff instructor, Will is an experienced diver who loves wreck diving. Will's passion for history and discovery has taken him to exotic dive destinations across the globe like: Thailand, Maldives, Cambodia, and Mexico. Always embracing a challenge, Will finds diving the waters offshore Jacksonville to be one of the more exciting dive locations on the East coast. 

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Aaron Dickerson

Aaron Dickerson is a PADI certified Divemaster whose love of the water began at a very young age. Aaron was operating boats before he could drive a car. After a 20 year career in the US Navy, he began to pursue the lifelong dream of becoming a certified diver.  An avid wreck diver, Aaron possesses extensive experience diving offshore Jacksonville, as well as South Florida, Cuba, and Roatan, and he is extremely excited to share those experiences with you.

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