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BAREG Tech Diving Interest Meeting

12pm, Sunday, Oct 21st  BAREG (Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group), in collaboration with Blue Octopus Scuba, will hold an interest meeting for certified divers that may be interested in learning technical diving.


Last Fun Dive & Underwater Pumpkin Carving - 27 Oct at Lake Phoenix

Underwater Pumpkin CarvingThis year once again we will cap off the season with our final fun dive featuring not only underwater pumpkin carving but a underwater pumpkin carving contest.  Register early this last fun dive will fill quickly.

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Special Offer on Atomic Products

Stomic Aquatics an offer that kicks it up a notchBuy an Atomic open heel fin and Atomic mask and get a free SV2, SV1, or SV1 Contour snorkel.

Offer ends October 31, 2018


Featured Equipment - Sea Dragon Mini 900

SeaLife Sea Dragon Mini 900 a compact design and high light output.  Awesome choice for a primary dive light or a backup light. This light has 900 lumens of light and a narrow long-range beam. Great for see into deep crevices, spotlight fleeting fish and light up night dives.

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Regulator Replacement Sale

$150 allowance when trading in old regulator for new regulator set

Having trouble getting your old regulator sets serviced… Aqualung, Shearwater, US Divers...

Blue Octopus Scuba will give you $150.00 trade-in toward the a new regulator set.  We carry the below brand and all are included in the special: Oceanic Zeagle Atomic Poseidon OMS Dive Rite


Sea of Cortez July 2019

Whales in Sea of CortezNeed more time to plan?  We now have a 2019 liveaboard trip in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.  See whales, seals, and more.


Sealife Cameras Available for Rent

Scuba diver with Sealife cameraAn incredible rental item for your next dive travels!!! Bring back underwater mementos of your next dive adventures. Just $35/Day!
*Photo: Copyright SeaLife


Welcome to Blue Octopus Scuba

Blue Octopus Scuba is a set of fresh ideas in a familiar location. Blue Octopus Scuba is actively adding meaningful capabilities, creating a more efficient shopping experience, and curating a list of relevant equipment, training and travel opportunities to suit your desires. Our retail staff and core instructors are participating in training and development opportunities to assure we always exceed your expectations.

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Whether you want a basic scuba certification to see a colorful fish on a shallow reef, make deep ocean dives, or forge through the underwater labyrinth of caverns and caves, we are able to provide these training opportunities with courses.

Blue Octopus Scuba is passionate about producing competent divers and we are proud to be a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center.

Our website is a great place to learn about all the training, equipment, services, and exciting travel destinations we have to offer. Please take a moment to look around and be sure to contact us with any questions.

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Blue Octopus Scuba
 4154 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22304
email Blue Octopus Scuba
 703-461-DIVE (3483)

Operating Hours

Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Be ahead of the curve and begin the academic studies right now through PADI eLearning!

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If you choose this option, be sure to select "Self-Pay eLearning" when you purchase your course with the Blue Octopus!



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