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South Carolina is loacted in the south east of the United States. It has an Atlantic coastline of 187 miles, with some of the most outstanding beaches, such as Myrtle Beach and Kiawah Island. South Carolina is bordered by North Carolina to the north and to the south by Georgia. The state capital of South Carolina is Columbia and this is also the most populous city.

The climate of South Carolina is subtropical and humid, with long hot summers and mild short winters. The average temperature range in Columbia is of a minimum of 32ºf (0c) and 55ºf (12c) in January and a minimum of 70ºf (21c) and 92ºf (33c) in July. The annual rainfall is of 48 inches and most of the rainfall is during the Spring and Summer.

The scuba diving in South Carolina is of good quality, with some of the best dive sites being on the Grand Strand. Here you will find a good selection of wrecks from the 1800’s onwards, which range from Civil War to WW2 wrecks. Numerous artificial reefs have been created, such as Bill Perry Jr Reef where landing craft have been sunk to a depth of 65 feet and a couple where New York City subway cars have been sunk, such as Vermillion Reef at a depth of 120 feet.

Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.

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