Policies

Nautical Divers wants everyone to have a safe, fun-filled dive adventure. To help you get the most out of your experience, we ask that you familiarize yourself with our policies.

Diver Certification

Because of the challenging conditions offshore Jacksonville, all divers who participate in one of our charters must be at least an Advanced Open Water Diver with NITROX certification. 

Student Divers

Because of the challenging conditions offshore Jacksonville, the only student divers permitted on our charters are Advanced Open Water Diver students who currently hold a NITROX certification and are accompanied by a certified dive instructor.

Air Tanks & Equipment

Nautical Divers will provide 3 NITROX tanks to each diver during the charter. All divers must supply their own SCUBA gear and equipment.

Arrival at the Dock

All divers are required to arrive no later than 6:15am the day of their charter. The boat leaves the dock promptly at 7:00am. Late divers will forfeit their spot and no rescheduling will be provided.

Payment

Payment is due at the time of booking through our secure online booking platform.

Refunds

No refunds will be issued on purchases. We will work with you to reschedule your dive charter within 12 months from the original purchase date.

Gear

All divers are required to bring their own SCUBA dive gear.

Diver Minimums

We will only run a charter with a minimum of 4 divers.

Drift Diving

At this time, we will not be offering drift diving charters. All dives will be wreck dives and an anchor line will be secured from the boat to the wreck below.

Waiver

All divers are required to digitally sign a waiver at the time of booking online. Waivers must be completed and submitted before the date of dive charter. We will not accept waivers at the boat.

What to Bring

Divers can only bring their SCUBA gear, a towel, and change of clothes, a valid government-issued photo ID, and a current diver certification card. Cameras and mobile phones are also permitted.

Alcohol

No alcohol will be provided. Divers are prohibited from bringing alcohol aboard the boat.

Coolers

Coolers are prohibited aboard the boat. We have a large cooler on board and we will provide snacks and drinks.

Surface Intervals

Surface intervals are required between dives. Interval times begin when the last diver of the group arrives at the boat deck.

Boat Cabin Use

You may enjoy the cabin on the Explorer at any time. However, you must be out of your wetsuit and completely drive.

Weather & Illness

In the event of inclement weather or illness/injury of a diver, vouchers will be issued for the remaining number of dives of the charter. We will work with each diver to reschedule.

Spear Fishing

Spearfishing is prohibited on all dive charters.

Platinum Charter Pass

Platinum Charter Passes are valid for the purchasing diver only. The pass cannot be shared or transferred. Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced. 

Snacks, Drinks & Meals

Nautical Divers will be providing snacks and non-alcoholic drinks to all our divers during charters. We'll also be providing divers a delicious pizza lunch after our second tank dive...fresh from our onboard pizza oven.