The Captain 
Captain John "Johnny" Pieno is a licensed Master Captain, NAUI divemaster, commercial diver, and experienced treasure hunter - as well as being an avid (and successful) spear and sport fisherman. He is well aquainted with diving,  and the needs of divers. Before moving to N.C,  Johnny was partner in a Virginia Beach dive shop, and a commercial  diver active with a special interest in working with wreck salvage operations. He has a developed knack as an artifact hunter and readily offers tips to beginning "diggers." He has operated sport diving charter boats from Virginia Beach to St. Thomas, USVI. 

His year-round home, in the village of Hatteras, is filled with wreck diving artifacts - a collection which, though somewhat less organized, will easily rival that of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, which recently opened in Hatteras Village. Johnny's comprehensive knowledge of the maritime history and lore surrounding the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" will round out your dive experience. 

Not many people can say they have recovered WHITE flints from a sandy wreck site. 


 US Coast Guard certified charter vessel, with all required safety equipment, modern electronics, and full medical kits with O2.

  • Fins on ladders and platform
  • East coast granny line system
  • Professional crew, which usually will include at least another Captain and/or Divemaster

    The Flying Fish, new for 2006!Flying Fish

    65 Foot overall length

    Veteran dive operations boat

    Carries approx. 20 divers, or 46 passengers.

    Canopy over main deck

    Enclosed cabin  with booths and tables.

    Large stand up head / changing area

    Microwave and grill on board


    FOR SALE!!  The Dolphin

    37 foot Dolphin, ex-Navy survey boat

    Up to 10 recreational divers, with single tanks, or 7 technical divers. Large cabin area with forward berth