Our History

Gypsy Divers was founded by Margie Rhodes and Dave Farrar in 1984. Dave started teaching SCUBA in the Triangle area in 1982 and when Margie earned her instructor rating in 1984, they decided they needed to make it a business and it needed a name. Since both of them enjoyed traveling to exotic destinations to dive, and neither one of them seemed capable of holding a serious job at the time, “Gypsy Divers” seemed an apt choice.

But both were also serious educators, so they worked hard to develop programs that gave the people who chose to learn with them a real chance at becoming comfortable enough with their SCUBA skills to want to make diving a life-long hobby. They also made sure, by developing and maintaining a robust group travel calendar, that divers had plenty of opportunities to exercise their skills in nearly all of the waters of the world.

In the ensuing years, Gypsy Divers has built a solid reputation for training excellence and customer service in the Triangle area. We do what we enjoy and we greatly enjoy what we do.

PLEASE stop in and visit if we can be of any assistance at all. If you’re a certified diver, then we’d enjoy having a chance to meet you. If you’re not certified but are considering trying it, come to talk to us. No pressure – it’s your decision to make.

Thanks for reading this. Now we feel like we know you.