The open circuit scuba system releases exhaled air to the environment, making bubbles! Open circuit scuba is a 1943 invention by the Frenchmen Émile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Open circuit is most commonly used by recreational divers.
Rebreather diving uses a device which recirculates the air used by the diver after removing the carbon dioxide and replacing the used oxygen. Used by recreational, military, and scientific divers where it has advantages over open circuit scuba.
Who We Are
We provide services and training in Recreational, Professional, Technical, and Rebreather diving.
Bubbles or Not Diving is located in Harlem, Georgia, about 25 miles west of Augusta, within the Central Savannah River Area or CSRA. We opened our doors in June 2016 with a goal of bringing SCUBA diving to the local area. Although we are new to the area, we are not new to diving. We have over 25 years of experience training divers in all aspects of recreational, technical and rebreather diving.
We are dedicated to the training and education of divers, but more importantly we enjoy bringing the thrill and adventure of the underwater world to anyone wanting to explore it. So that means we spend a lot of time in diving, if we are not at the shop, we are most likely diving in the local area or headed someplace like Florida, or some tropical island. We are dedicated to our goal of educating divers to be safe and active, to enjoy their experience where ever that may be. Let’s be honest, people dive to have fun, share an experience with friends and family, and that means you have to go diving…and that’s what we do, take people diving!
So if you’re that person who wants to do some local diving here at Lake Thurmond, or that group looking for travel to a nice tropical island or that adventurer looking to do some Cave diving in Central Florida, then we are the dive shop for you and your friends.