South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state famous for its subtropical beaches and sea islands. The diversity within the state means they offer a variety of diving options including lakes and rivers.
A popular place to dive in South Carolina is Lake Murray. Boat wrecks, bridges, railroad trestles, rock ledges, house foundations, and a stone house can be found here.
Barracuda Alley in Myrtle Beach, is an artificial reef that lies just off the coast. There are many artificial platforms and framework for divers to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for barracudas, spanish mackeral, spade fish, black sea bass, and gobies.
The best time to go diving in South Carolina is between May-October when the weather in Myrtle Beach is warm both on land and when diving.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Divers looking to fly to South Carolina should look at flying into Charleston International Airport (CHS). The airport is served by regular nonstop flights to and from other American cities.
Flights from London and other parts of Europe will take around 12 hrs ( 1 stop).