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Guess who's coming came to town? Scuba Santa!

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:00pm at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility

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Blue Octopus Scuba and Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group

Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group is now offering lessons to its members at Blue Octopus Scuba

For history or archaeology buffs, and interested scuba divers, BAREG is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) corporation dedicated to research, education, and preservation of the maritime heritage of the Twentieth Century’s two World Wars

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Sea of Cortez aboard Rocio Del Mar

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Scuba Santa photos are posted to our Gallery.  Here is the album of our best photos, color corrected and edited.  If you can't find what you're looking for here is the unedited album of every single photo we took.

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Jan 13/14 - EFR Instructor Course

Emergency First ResponseEFR Instructor Course Jan 13/14.  Want to GoPro as a PADI instructor or earn money teaching EFR for your other organizations?  SIgn up now to become an EFR instructor.


Jan 28 - Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group Symposium

Battleground of the Atlantic iconInterested in history or archaeology?  Want to make friends and apply your scuba skills?  Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group (BAREG) annual membership meeting  and symposium.  Sunday, January 28th, 2018, Mantua Swim & Tennis Club, 9330 Pentland Pl, Fairfax, VA 22031.  Click here for agenda.


Scuba Santa

Scuba Santa swimming in poolScuba Santa came to town Dec 2nd.  
Click here for the photo gallery of the Blue Octopus Scuba Santa event.


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Blue Octopus Scuba Gift Certificates are the perfect additional to the holiday season.  Stop by to see us to purchase yours.


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! 


Coming Soon: Bonaire March 2018

Stay tuned for more info.


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


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.


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
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 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
Holiday Hours
Dec 25: (Christmas) Closed
Jan 1 (New Year's Day) Closed


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