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Mega Tent Sale

Blue Octopus Scuba Mega Tent Sale May 26th, Raindate May 27thSaturday, 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.


DAN Diving First Aid For Professional Divers

Saturday, May 26th, 2018.  No, you don’t have to be a dive “professional” to take DAN’s most comprehensive provider-level program. DFA Pro is now open to all divers who want to be more confident and prepared to handle a range of dive emergency situations. DFA Pro satisfies the CPR/First Aid prerequisite for PADI Rescue, Divemaster and other courses.

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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)

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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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