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Compass Dive and Sail - Sailing SV Serenity


From the bottom of our keels all the way up the top of our antenna on the mast, Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year!

Join Compass Dive and Sail as we chronicle the voyages of Serenity. We will travel the world with her as we dive, sail and explore our beautiful planet! One reef at a time.

In 45s: Manta Rays

Learn more about manta rays in 45 seconds!


How many people does it take to buff a boat?


4 Men and 1 Woman to show them how!


Divers Alert Network

DAN Membership includes $100,000 Medical Evacuation Coverage for diving and non-diving medical emergencies

Blue Oceans


Be part of the solution! To protect the ocean from plastic, the founder Marcella Hansch from Pacific Garbage Screening had a great idea: a floating platform with a distinctive design that makes it possible to filter plastic particles out of the water. Find out more about this revolutionary project:

#oceanplastic #oceanwaste #protectouroceans

Statues lowered into ocean for veterans underwater dive memorial

Amazing! The memorial, known as the “Circle of Heroes” and touted as the first of its kind by its creators, will feature 24 concrete statues of service members in total to represent the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, the Marines, and the Coast Guard.

Our undying gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great Nation.

Massive Great White Sharks Are Now Swarming Around The Carolina Coast

Very cool! Share: Dozens of great white sharks are beginning to swarm around the Carolina coast – including some of the biggest currently tracked in the Atlantic Ocean. Researchers with OCEARCH are reporting a total of 23 Great Whites within 50 miles of the North and South Carolina Coastline that were previo...

I'mmmmmmm Baaaaaaack! ⛵️😎☀️

Back Home! Back in Charleston this afternoon. Time to rest for a few days and then start the summer charter season.

26°04'59.3"N 75°15'59.8"W

Inching closer to my home port of Charleston, SC. Just passing through the Northern Bahamian Island Chain. Hello, Marsh Harbor!,-75.26660&ll=26.08315,-75.26660&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

24°42'11.8"N 72°52'40.1"W

Making our way home. Conditions are great!,-72.87781&ll=24.70327,-72.87781&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

See my Location: Hello everyone. We are making progress towards Charleston. All is well

Making my way home. The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine your location and the Globalstar network to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others including an international rescue coordination center.

My mom and dad love me so much, they gave me a deck makeover in Puerto Rico this spring! ⛵️😍

Big SHOUT OUT to José of Marine Custom Decks - Teak Decking, Teak & Holly of San Juan, PR for the fantastic job they did replacing our aged, weathered and cracked faux teak decking. Sailing SV Serenity now sports a brand new PlasDECK synthetic decking! We went with the natural color and black caulk lines as our replacement to mimic the original and a more classic look. WOW are we impressed! If you are interested and in the PR region, I highly recommend Coastal & Marine Group, Inc. Nice people. Great craftsmanship. Attentive to the details. PlasDECK is a great product with a great warranty and is made in the USA.

The World's Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun

What an amazing effort. 🤞 this works well and becomes a great start to a larger worldwide effort! Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The Ocean Cleanup - American Sailing Association Partner

On Earth Day 2019 it is time for the world to wake up and see the plastic! If we can put men on the moon, we can cleanup our largest natural resources. After all, we mucked them up! As sailors, many of us have seen plastic pollution first hand. To ensure The Ocean Cleanup is successful ASA is helping raise awareness and support their efforts as much as possible.

Fire & Termite-Resistant Pallets From Coconut Husk That Save 200 Million Trees A Year

What an outstanding idea! Dutch start-up CocoPallet produces biologically processed transportation pallets from coconut husk. Not only are these 100% organic, greener, cheaper and more compact than wood or plastic pallets, but they are also indirectly preventing the felling of around 200 million trees per year in the Netherl...

How to Sail a Boat

Learning to sail is great fun and opens up a whole new avenue of possibilities for vacations and holidays. Take a look at the American Sailing Association article below and then contact Charleston Sailing School, the best ASA school in the mid-Atlantic, featuring many different boats and courses. Not to mention some of the best cruising area along the East Coast of America. You want to learn how to sail a boat and ASA has taught over 500,000 thousand sailors how to toss the lines and set off on a sailing adventure.

Plastic-Free Provisioning On Your Next Charter or Day Sail

Great article on provisioning, plastic free! A small but impactful step to save our oceans: Provision your next sailing adventure with less plastic.

Many Common Sunscreens May Harm Coral. Here's What To Use Instead

Coral Reefs and Fish are experiencing serious side effects from sunscreen containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. We recommend Stream2Sea products and use them onboard for our guests. The article below describes steps the State of Hawaii is taking to protect their natural resource and source of tourism. Hawaii Gov. David Ige is expected this week to sign the world's first ban on the sale of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate

Gone with the Wynns

If you are interested in sailing or thinking of taking an adventure now or when you retire, check out these sailing YouTube channels. Lots of great information, ideas and thoughts on traveling the world by sailboat.

Gone With the Wynns Sailing Yacht Ruby Rose Sailing SV Delos Project Atticus

ENJOY! Hello. We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn, a couple of perpetual travelers, Sailors, RV’ers and modern day documentarians. This is the home of our discoveries and ad...

Knots Made Easy Video - Round Turn & Two Half Hitches

More knots.. Round Turn and Two Half Hitches
American Sailing Association Charleston Sailing School This video shows you step-by-step how to tie a round turn & two half hitches knot. It's fast to tie under load and applicable all around the boat.

Knots Made Easy Video - Bowline

How to tie a Bowline. This video shows you step-by-step how to tie a bowline knot. The bowline forms a loop and is commonly used to attach a jib sheet to the clew of the jib.

Life is good!

Sailing and Chartering Archives - Scuba Diving - Sailing Charters - Adventure Vacations - Compass Dive and Sail

Did you say sailing? Why yes, yes we do! Contact us using the link below to find out how you can learn to sail take additional training or take a sailing vacation. We have partnered with Charleston Sailing School in the historic charming city of Charleston, South Carolina to offer our sailing courses aboard Serenity, our 50’ Voyage Catamaran or one of the schools’ many other sailboats. Charleston Sailing School is an American Sailing Association accredited...

Headed to Culebra today! Going to shake out my sails and hit the waves for a few days!

Join me on my voyage back to Charleston in May!

Looking for a serious offshore sailing experience with professional instruction? "Serenity" (our Voyage 500 Catamaran) will be departing Puerto Rico bound for Charleston during the first week of May! ⛵

Contact us today to reserve your spot for the adventure of a lifetime! (843) 277-4236 | [email protected]

Operation Plastic Pollution Purge - American Sailing Association

Operation Plastic Pollution Purge. “Plastic pollution is not an ocean, river, lake or stream problem, it’s a people problem. We must do our part to discourage everyone from trashing our waterways with plastic bottles, bags, cups, utensils and plates,” says Lenny Shabes, CEO and founder of the American Sailing Association. “St...

Compass Dive and Sail

Check out our latest blog post as we kickoff the spring diving and charter season! Stream2Sea is championing a safer reef and ocean eco-system for us all. Get involved and make some waves!

[12/19/18]   Should have posted this earlier, but alas, I am not with it today...

All photos posted today in the Puerto Rico Album are courtesy of Keen Eye Marketing in Charleston, SC. They are simply the best!

Compass Dive and Sail - Sailing SV Serenity's cover photo

Puerto Rico Sailing

Culebra, Vieques, Fajardo

Culebra, Vieques, Fajardo

.. My Highfield Dinghy's name is..

Our new dinghy's name is...

Our new Highfield dinghy! Her name will be revealed soon.

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Headed to Puerto Rico!

Making our way to Puerto Rico. Left Sunday evening and this is our position as of Thursday evening.

Join us and help save the World's Oceans!

A new global movement has just started...join now 💙#missiondeepblue
#missiondeepblue #responsiblediver #iamssi #savetheoceans #rolemodels #clearwater #savetheplanet #savetheearth #awareness #raiseawareness #marineconservation #sustainabledivercode #divesafe #stoppollution #protectouroceans #ecology #cleanbeach #savetheocean #realdiving #theultimatediveexperience #divessi #beachcleanup #protecttheocean #oceanoptimism #nobluenogreen #conservation #wildlife #oceanminded #oceanlovers

These 8 Caribbean Islands Hardest Hit by the 2017 Hurricanes Are Ready for Your Return

We cannot say enough about helping out these wonderful islands and people! Please consider taking a trip to one or several in the coming years. Our money through tourism help these places of paradise rebuild! From Puerto Rico to the Virgin Islands, the islands hardest hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are in full comeback mode and ready for a visit. Here’s what’s restored, what’s new, and where you should plan your next vacation.

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Serenity has a new look and feel to her cabins, stools and salon cushions! Thanks to Waterland Canvas and Charleston Sailing School!

Andersen Disc Spring 46St -93

Great company for all things boat related! Buy Andersen Disc Spring 46St -93 , sailing gear, sailboat parts, sails and running rigging at Vela Sailing Supply. Technical support, customer service and product information. Vela and sailing supplies.

Serenity is back from her winter/spring charter season in the BVI. Welcome home to Charleston! She will be ready for chartering very soon. Contact Charleston Sailing School for information on chartering Serenity or any of her slip mates!

Charleston, the surrounding coastline and the ICW is a wonderful place to sail. Check it out!

See my Location: Having a GREAT Time LOVE YOU, MISS YOU ALL

On my way back to Charleston! Follow along as I make my way back to my home port. The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine your location and the Globalstar network to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others including an international rescue coordination center.

Just hangin' around in the BVI's.. Cruisin' with my friends from Voyage charters and their guests! Glad my parents at Compass Dive and Sail let me hang in the islands this winter and spring.

Just sayin’ ... you can do all of this and more on me, Serenity! I’ll be back in Charleston under the command of Capt. Will and his team in early August! If you don’t want to charter me, there are plenty of other nice boats I am close to when I am in Charleston you may like too; Dream Cat and Sail Away are my dock buddies! Come by and check us out.

Planning to attend an event at North Charleston's Riverfront Park this summer? We offer private charters so you can watch all the action & listen to live musicians from the comfort of one of our beautiful sailing yachts! 🎶⛵

Check out these upcoming concerts below:
Rebelution w/ Stephen Marley - June 28th
Slightly Stoopid - July 20th

Give us a call for more info! (843) 277-4236

Thank you Voyage charters for posting a pic of our beautiful girl! ❤️

Up to 50% off charters aboard beautiful VOYAGE 500's between March and July 2018! Call NOW to find out more...
+1 888.869.2436
+1 443.569.7007
[email protected]

Okay, before people sling arrows or pull out their daggers, full disclosure, this is a plug. Please read on if you or someone you might know wants to assist the Caribbean Islands recover economically after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Businesses in the islands need our help! The US and other European governments along with the UN have all but forgotten about the tragedy that befell all the residents of the affected islands. We can do our part and raise awareness and begin to spend money in these places and assist them recover, now.

Please take a vacation in the Spanish and US Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Turks and Caicos! Wonderful people and business flourish all over the Caribbean. Chances are you, a close relative or friend has been to the area and had an experience they will never forget. Please consider booking a vacation with one of the business affected by the terrible storms of last summer.

Culebra Divers
Culebra Property Rentals, LLC
Voyage charters
Explorer Ventures
Beaches Turks & Caicos
San Juan, Puerto Rico

These are by no means a complete list of all the businesses and locations to obtain information about planning a visit. No doubt you can find plenty more that will bend over backwards to make your stay a memorable one. Please consider helping them and raising the level of awareness on social media, to engaging your neighbors along with the local newspapers, television and cable news providers. We need to start thinking about one another and stop all of the bickering about who did what to whom!

Jump on-line and check them and others out now!

Thank you!

Our Story


Compass Dive and Sail specializes in training new and previously certified scuba divers along with creating unique sailing and diving vacations, day trips and sunset cruises. Our SSI and PADI Scuba Instructors along with our ASA Captains embody professionalism and provide a nurturing comfortable environment for your introduction to or continuing education in scuba diving or sailing. Based in Northern Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina we travel throughout the world to give you an experience, above and below the waterline, you will not soon forget.

Our summer/fall sailing, diving and snorkeling endeavors run July thru October and are based in South Carolina on the beautiful Charleston Harbor and Atlantic Coast. A booming Atlantic Port of call with spectacular sailing, Charleston abounds with American History and enjoys easy access to the charming islands and sandy beaches of Kiawah, Edisto and Hilton Head. Our winter/spring sailing and diving start in the beautiful waters of the Spanish and US Virgin Islands. Where we sail among the islands of Culebra, Vieques, St. Thomas and St. John. We conclude our winter/spring season in the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas. Picturesque and tranquil waters, reefs, small harbor towns and an unbelievably friendly culture abound in the northernmost part of the Bahamian Island chain.

Year-round we conduct scuba diving classes in Northern Virginia from our corporate homebase in Ashburn. We are both a Scuba Schools International (SSI) and PADI instructional based company with a staff that has logged thousands of hours of dives. We schedule trips during various times of the year to popular and off the beaten path dive destinations.

Join us to share in our search for adventure across this wonderful blue plant and see all there is to explore above and below the waterline!

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