It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform everyone of Alan’s tragic passing. Unfortunately Alan was lost at sea in the Port Royal Sound area April 28.

The US Coast Guard, DNR, Beaufort County search and rescue and not to mention many of Alan’s friends in their personal boats searched for him almost 6 days before the Coast Guard suspended the search. His body was found washed up on a deserted beach on Mother’s Day. Thank you to everyone who was a client/friend who helped my husband fulfil his dream of becoming a fossil dive captain.
Please keep our family in your prayers.

God bless you. – Kim Devier

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Trip & Charter Diaries

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Media Appearances

Jonathan Bird’s Blue World

The video below was filmed over several days and it gives a great look into the conditions we encounter each day on this beautiful river.

Thanks to Jonathan Bird’s Blue World for spending a few days with us diving here in the Lowcountry!

Gone Digging Live from the Relic Room ft. Alan Devier.

“…featuring Alan Devier owner and operator of Holy City Divers which is a charter service that operates on the Cooper River in South Carolina. This is going to be a really fun stream we will be talking about diving for fossils, artifacts and everything involved! Im really excited to feature Alan. He is know as one of the best on the Cooper and this is going to be a blast!”

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Happy Hunter Testimonials

“2 days of diving the Cooper River with Captain Alan Devier was amazing! Alan is a great captain & guide! Completed 6 dives and I found a total of 293 teeth/fragment of teeth, a deer leg bone, a whale tooth and a shark vertebrae. That equals 1 find for every 1.4 minutes of bottom time! Alan does a great job of consistently putting me on the teeth.”

Paul Pemberton

“I have been interested in fossils ever since I was a kid and have been diving since a young age.  I never imagined that the two things could be combined!  After seeing Alan being featured in Johnathan Bird’s Blue World, I knew he was the man to make it happen.  His passion makes the whole thing so appealing and his knowledge of the creek makes it so worthwhile!  The diving itself is some of the most exciting and challenging I have ever done – very rewarding.  Thank you Alan, I WILL be back!”

Mark Linne

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