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.

Anyone and everyone can learn to scuba dive. All it takes is training and practice, and you're set to dive into your next adventure.

What's the best way to enter the water from shore? A liveaboard? A zodiac?

Sign-up for our Specialty of the Month courses, Shore & Boat, in May to explore these topics and more.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #Specialityofthemonth #Nautilusva #Boat #Shore

Don't wait to register your kids for our Kids Scuba Camp! We'll have lots of summer fun activities planned. Visit for more information.

Do you have your next dive trip planned? Are you missing your underwater world friends?

We can reunite you.

Check out all of our upcoming trips at:

What better way to kick off the summer than with our Camp 'N' Dive program! Visit for more details.

Our certified scuba instructors create a safe and supportive learning environment so you'll be feeling like a pro in no time.

Cardio Fitness and Diving - SDI | TDI | ERDI

What can you do to be more efficient with your gas consumption?

How can you increase your overall enjoyment before, during, and at the end of a dive?

We'll give you a hit: fitness.

Click the link below for more information. Did you know, your fitness level can affect your susceptibility to decompression sickness and other diving-related injuries? A good level of fitness can help you reduce gas consumption and increase your overall enjoyment. There are two types of cardo that can help you improve your diving, Kristen Fa...

It's one thing to have a great underwater adventure, it's another to share it.

In honor of #EarthDay 🌎 we are giving away two scuba goodie bags!

To enter for your chance to win, comment below.

Tell us what inspires you to help protect our planet and ideas on how to make our oceans brighter and cleaner.

Together we can make a difference!

Fun for the whole family! Let our professional instructors introduce the world of scuba to your family and make your next trip one to remember!

For years, we've loved sharing our passion for scuba with our NoVA community, new and seasoned divers alike. Come in to either store and let us share the underwater world with you too!

Great dives today on the boat today. Even with the waves everyone finished all of the first 2 dives and most of the dive flexible today! #nautilusva

Did you know that "scuba" is actually an acronym that stands for "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus"?

Ian and Tom planning their dives today with Drew supervising to make sure they get it right. Tech diving is fun!

Awesome Deep Diving today with the Team!!

Great Dive on the Rankin where our own Drew Smith is teaching Ian Davis, Marlene Wagner, and Tom Fitch Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures Today! We will be diving all week here with Stuart Scuba #nautilusva

Great Dive on the Rankin where our own Drew Smith is teaching Ian Davis, Marlene Wagner, and Tom Fitch Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures Today! We will be diving all week here with Stuart Scuba #nautilusva

Explore uncharted territory. What will you discover next?

After months of training and hard work- we have 5 newly minted PADI Instructors! Congrats to Duane Jeff Lee Mike and Tom! See you in the water soon!

Congratulations 🎉🎊🍾🎈 to all the candidates at the IE. Everyone passed!! We have 5 new Nautilus Aquatic’s Instructors!!!
Great Job Everyone!!

Starting the day at Tigertail Lake today!!

Great dinner after a long day at the IE. Everyone did great job!! Had special guest Bill Conrad at dinner with us tonight. #nautilusva

Great Day at the IE today Everyone passed all sections today! Tomorrow is the Open Water Presentations and Rescue Skills!! Great Job Guys!! #nautilusva

Everyone passed the Knowledge Development Presentations! We are now at the pool ready to do the pool presentations! Good Luck Guys!!

Great News Everyone passed the exams! Part One Done. On to part 2. Now they are working on their Knowledge Development Presentations. Good Luck Guys! #nautilusva

Now it is test taking time Good Luck Guys!! #nautilusva

Day one of the IE. Everyone is excited and ready to get going. They have all worked very hard to get here. Good Luck to all of them. We will keep you updated as the weekend progresses! #nautilusva

At least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. Sustainable lifestyles on land lead to sustaining life underwater.

Welcoming your family to scuba diving is why our family does what we do.

Do you want to stay warm, extend your scuba diving season, and dive in more places?

Sign-up for our Specialty of the Month course, Dry Suit, in April to explore these topics and more.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #Specialityofthemonth #Nautilusva #Drysuit

Great Day In The Pool Today! Can't Wait Till April 13th & 14th In West Palm Beach To Get Folks Certified!

I Want To Be A Tech Diver. Where Do I Start? - SDI | TDI | ERDI

Have you been wondering how to start your path to becoming a Tech Diver?

The guide below will give you a great overview of the differences between recreational & technical diving environments, equipment, and much more.

Feel free to reach out to us with any additional questions you might have.

#TDI #technicaldiving Television, magazines, stories from a friend – it doesn’t matter the source, exploring the underwater world and escaping the surface is enticing and exciting. So how do we keep exploring? What exactly is technical diving?

We offer a wide range of classes in emergency preparedness so you’ll be ready for anything.

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Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years

See what happens when archaeology, scuba diving, and history unite! Greek historian’s description of ‘baris’ vessel vindicated by archaeologists at sunken city of Thonis-Heraclion

SECORE Foundation | Coral Heroes Comic

Are you interested in learning more about corals?

Are you looking for a new and fun way to get your kids interested in the ocean and its aquatic life?

Take a look at the new Coral Heroes Comic below - download and share!

#coralreefs #corals #coral #CoralHeroes Meet our coral heroes Al, Samy, Jo, and Bran and join them on their adventures exploring the secret reefs of Towabonga!

Another busy, fun, and successful weekend teaching #confinedopenwater, #discoverscubadiving, #scubareview, and #IDC students!
#Nautilusva #NautilusvaClassNPool2019 @ Vienna, Virginia

How To Dive With A New Buddy

Have you been paired with a new dive buddy right before a dive? Did you take a few minutes to discuss your dive plan and safety procedures?

Below are a few questions to ask and great advice on how to frame each question.

#Newdivebuddy You’ve just been paired with a new buddy. Here’s what — and how — to ask them to make sure the dive goes off without a hitch.

Our SDI Open Water Boy Scouts and PADI Scuba Review students did a fabulous job completing dry and underwater skills last weekend!

#NautilusvaClassNPool2019 #Nautilusva

Starfish parent problems ...

Those crazy invertebrates....

What is Coral Spawning?

Do you know how coral spawning occurs?

Click on the video link below to learn more. Corals are a beautiful and important part of our ocean. But they can't move around the ocean floor. So, how, exactly, do they find mates? See the bizarre and beautiful phenomenon of coral spawning in this Ocean Today video.

We ARE lucky to have customers like you! Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

#StPatricksDay #Nautilusva

Sea Legs and How to Get Them - SDI | TDI | ERDI

Have you experienced sea-sickness on a dive boat before? What did you do to feel better? What did you try that didn't work?

#SDI #TDI #seasicknessremedies Being sick on a dive boat or any boat for that matter is no fun. However, most of us have been there at least once or twice. It’s not fun but there are things you can do to help yourself out when you’re experiencing the effects of seasickness.

Dive Hour is our scuba version of Happy Hour. Join us each month as we explore different scuba topics, enjoy nibbles, drinks, & a little scuba comradery! 

#Nautilusva #DiveHour

03-19 Dive Hour - What's in my regulator? How does it work?

#Nautilusva #DiveHour

Our turtle friends are TOO RARE TO WEAR!

See below how you can identify & avoid hawksbill turtleshell.

We have taken the pledge. Will you?

Next time you are in-store or on-line, you can take the pledge!

Together we can make a difference!

#TooRareToWear #TurtleTuesday #seaturtles #SEETurtles #Nautilusva #NautilusvaGivesBack

We always have a great time diving in West Palm Beach!

#NautilusvaWestPalmBeach2019 #NautilusvaTravel #Nautilusva

We always have a great time diving in West Palm Beach!

#NautilusvaWestPalmBeach2019 #NautilusvaTravel #Nautilusva

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