Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A.

General information and for a map of Wilmington, NC visit the link below.  This is also a great resources for travel information, etc.


Classroom session are located at the freediving shop, Reef Runner Dive and Spearfishing

Reef Runner

1994 Eastwood Rd Suite 200

Wilmington, NC 28403

Reef Runner Website

Confined water session are located at a private location.

Open water sessions will either be held at Mystery Lake Scuba Park or chartered in the ocean.

Mystery Lake Scuba Park

536 Old Quarry Rd

Wendell, NC 27591


Charter sessions will be run by Captain J Kent of Streamline Charters.  The meeting location will be determined as needed.


Open water sessions are not included in the cost of the course.  The sessions run $100 per person assuming a full boat of 5 students.  Prices vary as class size decreases.   Dive sessions at the quarry run $20 per person.


A simple Google search will leave you with endless options for accommodations in the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area.  Since our classroom, confined water, and ocean sessions are all run close to Wrightsville Beach we recommend searching in this area although hotels will be more affordable outside Wrightsville Beach in the Wilmington. 

Beach Cottage

307 Water Street

Wrightsville Beach, NC


Holiday Inn Sunspree

1706 N Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


Waterway Lodge

7246 Wrightsville Avenue

Wilmington, NC 28403


 Extended Stay

4929 New Centre Drive

Wilmington, NC  28403


Days Inn

5040 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28405


Sleep Inn

5225 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28405



Managing flights from pretty much anywhere should be simple traveling to Wilmington.  The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) carries flights by American Airlines/US Airways and Delta. 

Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

1740 Airport Blvd.

Suite 12

Wilmington, NC 28405



Below is a list of non-stop destinations through American Airlines/US Airways and Delta from ILM:

Car Rentals:

Depending on where you decide stay a car rental may be necessary.  Rentals are easy in Wilmington and you’ll have your pick of companies to rent from through the airport.  You must be 21 to rent a car. 



Downtown Wilmington and the Wrightsville Beach area are FUN places to visit!  We highly recommend you peruse an “events” calendar to find out what’s happening during your stay.  The area hosts many activities for:

  • the family
  • music and art lovers
  • foodies
  • craft beer drinkers and winos
  • literary folk
  • outdoor active
  • theater goers
  • pretty much every clique you can imagine! 

Below are a few resources to check:






Please contact us if you plan on bringing your family and/or staying a few extra days to check out the area.  We would love to set you up with a paddle boarding experience, shark dive, ghost tour or whatever you’re interested in.