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The focus of Due South Custom Charters is provide the customer the best possible service on their dive.  Due South began operations in Pensacola in 2007 after its owner and operator, Captain Dalton Kennedy, returned home after 23 years of active duty in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.  After watches on everything from USN YTs to the carrier ENTERPRISE Dalton decided he wanted to stay out of Washington, DC and on the water.  He currently possesses a USCG 500 Ton Master’s License and is a fully insured dive charter operator.

First certified as a NASDS Diver here in Pensacola in 1978, Dalton is also a Scuba Diving International (SDI) and National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Open Water and Specialty Instructor.  
About Us

“Custom Charters” means exactly that, we try to customize your trip to suit your needs as much as possible, obviously within existing industry standards.  We will work with you in every aspect of your charter.  We are not a “cattle boat” operator and do not try to be.  We specialize in groups from two to six.  Contact us for more information.










Our assistance is not limited to dive charters.  If you would like any information on local lodging, restaurants, events, or entertainment please let us know how we can help.

General Instruction

Due South Custom Charters can complete, or coordinate, instruction of all levels while you are in Pensacola.  Just let us know how we can help


If you are in a class at your local shop and want to complete some or all of your dives here in Pensacola, we can do that through our Universal Referral Program.  You can get started with your ongoing education at home in your local dive shop and finish your dives here in Florida.


Nitrox Instruction


Enriched Air (EANx) or “Nitrox” has a very positive effect on your diving. It will increase your safety margin and level of enjoyment on most any dive, when used properly.  With the assistance of modern technology, a Nitrox student can complete all of their book work online before getting to Pensacola.  Once that book work is done, we can complete the class work here in Pensacola and you can be diving Nitrox, as a certified Nitrox diver, during your visit here.

Contact us for additional information and pricing.

Due South Custom Charters does not  maintain an inventory of rental equipment.  We do carry some spare equipment on the vessel during a charter in case there is an unforeseen failure in a customer’s equipment.  We want you to get your dives in.












That being said, we can coordinate getting your rental equipment and making sure you have what you need.  We coordinate the majority of our rental needs through MBT Divers and can meet you at the shop to assist you.  If you know exactly what you need, we can have it waiting at the boat for you.  If MBT cannot meet your needs, we will work with you every way we can to get exactly what you are looking for.

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