Italian entrepreneur invests in the U.S.
Ivan Puglisi, a professional diver with a successful diving business in Italy, wanted to start a similar business in the United States. After vacationing on Hilton Head Island, he decided that the Lowcountry was the perfect location for his business.
Puglisi said, “My investment in Hilton Head resulted from a vacation to the area in 2011. Having started and built a similar, successful business in Italy, I knew that I could expand and start the same business in the coastal area of South Carolina. My goal is to provide fast and professional diving services to boat owners resulting in complete customer satisfaction.”
In addition to salvage services, Coastal Diving offers boat owners a variety of service like towing, fuel and battery delivery, jump starts and engine assistance. Underwater services include professional bottom cleaning of boats, propeller repairs, removal of tangled ropes, nets and fishing lines, retrieval of items lost overboard, mooring and canal marker installations, dock inspections and repair and video underwater inspections. They can even offer assistance for underwater research and documentary films.