Nautilus Aquatics

Nautilus Aquatics

We’re a full-service scuba shop providing quality training & excellent dive equipment to our NOVA community.

For your convenience we have TWO locations: 214 Dominion Road NE, Vienna VA 22180 and 1102 W. Church Rd, Sterling VA 20164. We specialize in providing families and individuals fun, affordable, quality scuba training from beginner to Master Instructor. We are a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) 5-Star IDC and TecRec Training Center. Our friendly and professional staff is here to help with any scuba diving needs, while our top-notch instructional staff provides all levels of training - from Open Water Diver thru PADI Master Instructor to Extended Range Technical Diving.

How To Series

Have you seen PADI 's 'How to' series?

Watch the videos to refresh yourself on some basic scuba diving skills.

We can also help you with an in-pool Scuba Review. Contact us for more details.

The PADI 'How To' series features helpful tips as you discover the underwater world. If you've just started the PADI Open Water Diver course, or simply haven...

Clown fish in Fiji!

5 New Year's Resolutions for Divers

What's your scuba resolution?

Wishing you a safe & happy new year! For us divers, a new year means only one thing—365 more days to dive!

We hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

Please note, we will be closed beginning today through January 1st.

Don't miss our Vienna Store Fire Sale starting tomorrow, Friday, December 20 through Monday, December 23!

Everything in store will be 40-60% off!

*The Vienna Store will resume regular business hours on January 4, 2020.

We're in the giving spirit!

There's just 9 days left until Christmas and Nautilus Aquatics has 12 deals to share with you to make your holidays brighter!

Come by or give us a call to take advantage of any of the following:

** You can choose any deal, at any time - but may only redeem one deal per day. Valid through 12/23/19 **

🎄1 item 20% off with the purchase of any other item (20% off item must be equal or lower priced)
🎄2 for $999, pool training and local open water dives (eLearning and trip fees not included)
🎄50% off regulator bag with purchase of new regulator at regular price
🎄50% off finger spool with purchase of Surface Marker Buoy at regular price
🎄$50 off new Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver course enrollment
🎄20% off flashlights, gloves and line cutters
🎄$50 Nautilus Gift Card with total purchase over $500
🎄Choice of free 5L dry bag or phone dry bag with purchase of any luggage bag
🎄20% off any in-stock exposure protection (includes wetsuit, skins, rash guards and lycra socks)
🎄$100 off any new trip registration (excluding West Palm Beach)
🎄Free snorkel with any mask purchase over $90
🎄50% off any boot with purchase of fins at regular price

Top 10 Books about Diving, Marine Life and Underwater Exploration

Are you still looking for gifts for your favorite scuba diver?

🐙 Click on the link below for a great list of diving related books.

🐠 We offer scuba gift cards and can help you create a scuba wish list for yourself or a loved one.

🐬 And don't forget about our current training special: 2 for $499 scuba pool training until January 30th.

Happy Shopping! Check out some of our favorite books and join the world’s greatest explorers for an underwater adventure from the comfort of your sofa.

Our Confined Open Water students are working very hard this weekend to complete their Classroom & Pool requirements. Keep up the good work!

#nautilusvaclassnpool2019 #nautilusva

Always something exciting going on at Nautilus... last night a small fire broke out in the showroom at the new Vienna location (510 Mill Street)... most of the damage was contained to one wall but smoke and soot now cover everything! Obviously the Vienna store will be closed until further notice... in the meantime we are looking for help to get things cleaned up to get us back up and running! Jason and crew will be at the store tonight from 6pm and tomorrow starting at 10am. If you’re available to come by, we can use all the hands we can get. Grab a broom, a rag or just bring some moral support! The Sterling store is still open and fully operational. Service pick ups from Vienna will be transferred to Sterling and available for pick up after 3pm today, Thursday 12/5

While our Vienna store is temporarily closed, our Sterling store is open for business during regular hours.

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You never know what you'll see or who you might meet on one of our West Palm Beach trips!!

Congratulations to Dan and Maya on completing their Open Water & Advanced Open Water training and Traci for completing her Advanced Open Water training!

#nautilusva #nautilusvatravel #nautilusvawestpalmbeach2019 @ West Palm Beach, Florida

Would you feel comfortable assisting in an emergency situation? When was the last time you refreshed your CPR & 1st Aid skills?

Sign-up for our Specialty of the Month courses, CPR/1st Aid, in December to explore this topic and more.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #Specialityofthemonth #Nautilusva #CPR #FirstAid

What a great night to spend with our friends! Eating an excellent Thanksgiving Dinner in Mexico!

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for scuba customers like you!

We are closed today and tomorrow, but will be ready to help you with all of your scuba diving needs on Small Business Saturday!

5 divers completed their first 2 cenote dives today! Congratulations! Hopefully there will be more cenote dives with us on future trips!

#diveaventuras #nautilusva

Another great day of diving! More turtles, rays and eels oh my! We had a great lunch at the pool bar! Now we are having dinner in playa del Carmen at a new restaurant El Fogon

Have you and a future dive buddy always wanted to get scuba certified? Starting today thru January 30th, enjoy our winter season sale:

💦2 for $499 scuba pool training!

And don't forget about Small Business Saturday on November 30th. Enjoy the following deals:

💦$50 gift certificate for any future purchase with purchase of any core e-learning (Open Water, Advanced, or Rescue) or any specialty course (in-store only)!

💦15% off all pre-orders for the new Henderson Greenprene wetsuit!

💦Free Nautilus strap wrapper with any mask purchase!

💦Free bladder cover with purchase of a Rogue or new Omni BC!

An amazing sunset 🌇 to end an amazing day of diving at #diveaventuras. Everyone did get get their buoyancy set during the shake out dives. During dive 3 we had a turtle 🐢 and a stingray stop by and say hi. More pictures to follow #nautilusva

Mark your calendars, November 30th is the 10th #SmallBizSat !

When you #ShopSmall with us, you're supporting our business and your local community.

Come out and #ShopSmall with us! We'll see you soon!


#BackedByAmex #nautilusva

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To the past, present, and future brave men, women, and families.

Congratulations to our newest divers! Well done Ben, Ethan, and Sam!


Astrology for Scuba Divers

Does your horoscope match your diving style? For some divers, the only zodiac they believe in is the one that drops them off at the dive site. For others, astrology gives them helpful insights.

Open Water class! Well done Ahmed, Alisha, Ben and Sam!
#nautilusva #scuba

We completed another successful #ViennaTownCleanUpDay

We'd like to thank our friends at #SocialBurger for joining us as we picked up trash along Piney Branch.

Our youngest participant summed it up well by saying, "We just made the world a better place!"

Yes, we did!

#togetherwecanmakeadifference #trashtag #NautilusVaGivesBack #Nautilusva @ Vienna, Virginia

How do I channel my inner Yoda? What can I do to improve my buoyancy skills?

Sign-up for our Specialty of the Month course, Peak Performance Buoyancy, in November to explore this topic.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #Specialityofthemonth #Nautilusva #PeakPerformanceBuoyancy #PPB

Landed in Fiji 🇫🇯 on the shuttle to the resort

21 Fish That Are Always Halloween Ready

Are you Halloween ready?

Check out these 21 fish that embody Halloween.

Have a spooktacular day! Dive deeper into an ocean of awesome things.

Please note our new Winter Hours.

Beginning November 5th the Sterling Store will be closed on Tuesday & Wednesday and the Vienna Store will be closed on Wednesday.

Myths About Learning CPR - Emergency First Response

Do you know how to preform CPR? Has it been a long time since you learned the proper technique?

We offer a variety of courses to choose from that can refresh your memory or dispel any myths & misconceptions you might have about CPR and first aid skills.

Contact either store location to discuss your options in more detail and sign-up for a class. In this article, we’ll address common myths and misconceptions about CPR and why it's so important to get training in CPR

How BCD’s Transformed Diving Almost Overnight - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI

Learn how the BCD changed diving. Do you know the history behind your BCD? It might surprise you that a version of this piece of gear has actually been used for the last 400 years. This vital piece of diving equipment is something you don’t want to skimp on. Learn the history of your BCD and get a few tips for buying one.

Pro Tips for Finding Marine Life While Scuba Diving

Your Dive Master: "Did you see the [insert a really cool marine creature you've always wanted to see]?"

You: "No, I missed it."

Have you had this conversation before?

If so, then read some 'Pro Tips' from Ned DeLoach, co-authored of the Reef Fish Identification and Reef Creature Identification series, in the link below. Tips from pro dive guides on how to find small fish and marine critters on the reef while scuba diving.

We were so excited to be among the 750,000 volunteers working with the #OceanConservancy #fightingfortrashfreeseas today!!
Together we really can make a difference!
#Trashtag #NautilusVaGivesBack #RestonAssocation #NautilusVA

🚯 Join us on Saturday morning from 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Reston, VA as we give back to make our local community a little brighter and a lot cleaner!

🚯 Please park and meet at the KinderCare (2300 Soapstone Dr, Reston, VA 20191). Look for a Reston Association truck.

🚯Please RSVP at:

#Trashcleanup #NautilusVAGivesBack #Reston #RestonAssociation

Our Vienna store has moved to 510 Mill St NE and we are excited about the new location!

Join us on October 19th and 20th for the Vienna Store Grand Opening and our Annual Fall Sale!

We'll have great deals on scuba gear, drawings, food, fun and prizes!

We hope to see you there!

6 Places with Sunscreen Bans, and What You Need to Know

The time is now to save our coral reefs! The USVI made history this summer, as the first region in the world with an active sunscreen ban.

So, what can you do to help?

Simple. Read the label to avoid oxybenzone, avobenzone, and other harmful chemicals. Buy 'reef' safe sunscreen and other personal products made by companies such as Stream2Sea. We carry a full line of their products in both stores and are happy to discuss them in further detail.

#Stream2Sea #SaveTheReefs #DontOxybenzone #DontAvobenzone #SunscreenBan Think the plastic straws you gave up sipping from are bad for our oceans? It’s time to consider the same about the sunscreen you use.

Nautilus invades Morehead City! We’re teaching Deep this weekend. If you haven’t experienced the amazing Wreck diving off North Carolina - join us for our next Deep or Wreck class and see it for yourself. #nautilusva #scubalife

Earn Your Open Water Diver SCUBA Certification with Nautilus Aquatics

Have you or do you know someone who has always wanted to get scuba certified?

For the next 10 days, PADI is offering $20 OFF your eLearning Open Water Diver Course.

We can help you complete your Scuba Certification Course. Check out our website, call, or stop by one of our store locations to get all of the details.

*Use Code 20FOR20OW
*Valid until 10/20/19 Earn Your Open Water SCUBA Certification with Nautilus Aquatics and immerse yourself in the exciting world of underwater adventure. Learn from the comfort of your favorite place with the online scuba course. Then join us for some amazing scuba trips all around the world. To earn you Open Water Diver

With school and work back in session, have you found yourself daydreaming of your next scuba adventure over the holidays or next spring break?

Let us help you find the perfect location:

Congratulations to Sadie, Sean, and Dave- our newly certified Open Water Divers!! Woohoo! Welcome to the Club! See you in the water soon!

A New Tool To End the Turtleshell Trade — SEE Turtles

As a proud partner of #DiversForTurtles, we are excited to share some exciting news with you!

#TooRareToWear is partnering with the Smithsonian Institute to create the first application using machine learning to identify illegal wildlife products, specifically tortoiseshell products, from photos.

Learn more by clicking the link below. Hawksbill sea turtles are among the most endangered sea turtle species, considered critically endangered by the IUCN . One of their top threats is being killed to make products out of their shells and they are the primary turtle species that faces this threat. Despite the end of the legal internati

Guadalupe Is, Mexico Sale

Sharks, Sharks, Sharks!

**Sale - Only 1 Room Left Due to a Cancellation**

$500 off per person for our Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Great White trip from Thursday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 15, 2019!

Call us today or sign up at:

Take a sneak peek at our new Vienna store! Coming soon!

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