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BAREG Tech Diving Interest Meeting

Thursday, April 26th 6PM 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.

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April 28th Scuba Swap Meet

Saturday, 11-4PM.  Bring out your old and unwanted SCUBA gear to find it a new home at our yard swap sale.  If you're flush with cash from a sale or you can't find what you're looking for come inside and we'll be happy to help you find what you need.  Please call or email shop to reserve your spot.  Rain date April 29th.


Mega Tent Sale

Saturday, May 26th, 2018.  Huge savings on dive gear.  20-65% of marked prices.  Now is the time to get ready for your future dive experiences!  Rain date May 27th.


Get Ready For Drysuit Season

Extend your diving season as the weather turns cooler while staying warm and dry! Learn to Dry Suit Dive with PADI and Blue Octopus Scuba dive instructors!

 A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable even in cold water…think Iceland and diving between two continental plates (Icelandic Silfra Fissure!) So expand your horizons and dive more places, more often! 


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

An 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


PADI e-Learning

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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