“Under Pressure”
2019 Dive Schedule

Hi everyonehope you all are looking forward to the upcoming dive season as I am, below is the schedule for 2019. Contacts for charters are also listed so you can contact them should you want to go on their charters if they have space. All other trips contact Capt. JT to book your spot. At this time, we only accept cash or check, please pay Capt. JT or Nancy. The mates work for tips, please pay them directly for a job well done, any money given to mates are considered tips. 15-20% of the boat fee is standard. All open boat trips are Captains choice and are recreational trips unless otherwise stated. Updates are provided during the year and season on my FB page “JT Barker" https://www.facebook.com/jt.barker.1 

Open Trips & Basic info:   
 All open boat trips are Captains Choice and are recreational trips unless otherwise stated.  Open boat cost is $160 per person   
Contact Capt JT:
email  captjt@mindspring.com

Recreational dives
 The cost this year for a recreational dive charter whole boat will be $155 per person x 6= $930 (this will cover fuel cost up to $3.75 gal at dock diesel, should fuel go back up pass $3.75 gal a fuel surcharge will be added) for wrecks 140ft or less and no further offshore than 25 miles from the Hatteras Inlet Sea Buoy (for example: Proteus, Tarpon, British Splendor, Australia, Kassandra, Monahan, Dixie Arrow, FW Abrams, Keshena etc.) Requires an Advance card or higher. Very light deco is allowed if you have been trained to do so and have the proper card. (Active Log Book Showing dives in last 6 months to similar depths of scheduled dives is accepted) Open boat cost is $160 per person 

For wrecks that exceed 140ft in depth or are more than 25 miles from the HI Sea Buoy they are priced per charter request.The following are examples of wrecks and rates per person:

  • Lancing Depth 169ft $170 per person
  • U701 Depth 110ft $175 per person
  • Manuela Depth160ft $175 per person
  • EM Clark depth 240ft, Lightship Depth 200ft $200 per person
  • Malchase Depth 200ft, Far East Tanker Depth 160ft $200 per person

    For charters all pricing will be priced x 6 to represent a full boat!

You must have the proper C-card for the depth/boat approval and mix for the dive. For technical diving you will be required to send me a copy of your highest c-card that allows you to do the depth and mix you have planned by email at least 2 or more days before the planned charter.  This will allow me time to research what that card allows if not clearly stated on the card and now that the USCG is asking for a copy of the divers c-card if there is an accident, I will already have it to send with the accident report should something happen. 
This year the Under Pressure hopes to have a season long Monitor permit again for those interested in chartering the boat without the headache of getting the permit. 
Contact Capt. JT for charter info captjt@mindspring.com

The Under Pressure
NO DIVE GEAR OF ANY KIND IN THE CABIN, tool boxes can be placed inside during the day.  There will be no lodging on the boat. 

We can offer rooms at the beach house "Nancy's Fancy" as part of your Hatteras diving adventure, 2 night 
Minimum, check out our Beach Cottage Room Rental page for details.

High current dives option: I will offer the option of drifting/bombing the wrecks with a dive flag and reel (provided by the boat if needed). This option will allow us to dive the wrecks over on the shoals more often provided divers have the skills, experience, and understanding of the process. This will be done in two groups of three and will require each group to dive similar dive plans (Hatteras is no place to be chasing multiple flags and divers with every man for himself dive plans). Groups must first compete a day/wreck dive that is less challenging (no current max depth 160ft) day to ensure the group can dive as a team and descend quickly without problems. Or if you can come up with a better idea/way submit it to me at least a week before your trip and I will consider it and let you know before your charter date. Divers will be required to have a SMB and reel (suited for the depth) as a backup.


  • All weekend charters before Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day weekend will have the option to add Friday to your charter and we will do the best two out of the three days. That way if Friday looks good, we get to go. If both Friday and Sat go then you have the option to go Sunday or Not. But must be a group thing can’t run unless all want to go. It can be any two days of the three. 
  • Every Wednesday and Thursday we are running Open Boat Recreational Trips.

  • Nitrox will also be available this year!

Charters & Trips


4&5 Chesapeake Bay Diving Matt Hannum twohannums@yahoo.com 
11&12  info@extendedrangedivingservices.com 
18&19 scott68057@gmail.com Lynnhaven Dive Center
25-27  Southeastern Virginia Scuba Divers   vertiemae@aol.com  

1&2  Duncan.Pinnock@act.nato.int 
8&9 Southeastern Virginia Scuba Divers vertiemae@aol.com 
15&16 contact@tricityscuba.com  
22&23 Jay King jkpadi196617@gmail.com 
24-27 Monitor/EM Clark $900 per-person contact  captjt@mindspring.com  for details
29&30 Chris Coon  branta77@yahoo.com

6&7 David Buky  David@fixmyleaknow.com  
13&14 scott68057@gmail.com Lynnhaven Dive Center
20&21 Southeastern Virginia Scuba Divers vertiemae@aol.com
27&28 Jay King jkpadi196617@gmail.com


3&4  contact@tricityscuba.com
10&11 Southeastern Virginia Scuba Divers vertiemae@aol.com 
17&18 Chesapeake Bay Diving Matt Hannum twohannums@yahoo.com 
24&25  scott68057@gmail.com  Lynnhaven Dive Center

Aug 31& Sept 1   info@extendedrangedivingservices.com  
7&8 Duncan Pinnock     Duncan.Pinnock@act.nato.int 
14&15 Joe Sachs  jsachs1.0@icloud.com  
21&22 Southeastern Virginia Scuba Divers vertiemae@aol.com  
28&29 Open Boat

5&6 Open Boat
12&13 Southeastern Virginia Scuba Divers vertiemae@aol.com 
19&20 Chesapeake Bay Diving Matt Hannum twohannums@yahoo.com 
26&27  info@extendedrangedivingservices.com