Scuba 8 ABQ

Scuba 8 has been around since 2012 and we are a full service scuba center. We have a store now open

Operating as usual

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 09/08/2022

Have you gotten your Scuba 8 rash guard yet? This is only one of two designs that we have… Swing by the shop and check them out!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 09/08/2022

It was a great weekend for diving! 2 new Open Water divers and 2 Advanced Divers improving their skills and growing their dive log.
Will you be joining us for our Underwater Pumpkin Carving activity at the end of October? Stay tuned for more details.


A friend of mine posted this … thought I’d put it out there….

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 08/07/2022

We do private lessons along with group classes! We fit to your needs.

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 07/29/2022

Why should you come to the Scuba 8 annual picnic?? Because we give away cool stuff!!! 😁

Katie Lyons won the Shearwater Peregrine computer for Scuba 8 picnic giveaway. What a way to end your Open Water course!!!

But just think!!!! It could have been you!! Make sure you attend next summers picnic/Women’s Dive Day!!

Congratulations Katie!!!


Congratulations to our NEW Open Water Divers!!!! Katie Lyons and Destiny Maler !!!

Great Job Ladies!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 07/27/2022

Hey all!! I know its a little late posting… but we wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the Women’s Dive Day and Scuba 8 Annual picnic on July 16th!! These things are only fun when you come and join us!! Special thanks to Chelsea and Chad for all their hard work and to the rest of the Scuba 8 crew.

Controversial Issues in Diving 07/20/2022

Controversial Issues in Diving

Well worth the watch!!

Controversial Issues in Diving There are many controversial topics in diving, and having open and honest discussions about them can help divers and dive operators learn and grow. • Is oxyg...


Happy 4th of July!!!! Be safe out there!!


Come spend the day with Us!!! July 16th 2022

We are holding the Scuba 8 Annual Picnic and PADI Women's Dive Day again at Blue Hole, Santa Rosa, NM!

We will be providing/grilling burgers and hot dogs! But this will also be a potluck style picnic so bring your favorite dish to share!!

There will be fun games, some great giveaways, and fantastic diving!!! This is a family friendly event so bring the whole gang!!

We do want to make sure that we bring enough food for the grill, so please RSVP to 505-539-DIVE (3483) or send an email to [email protected] or swing by the shop!!!

Also, if you need gear or tanks for the day, we would love for you to stop by the shop!!


We had a wonderful time at the Blue Hole for Father's Day! Wishing you and yours a Happy Father's Day!


I know it’s late!! But we want to wish all our SCUBA Dads a Happy Father’s Day!!!!

Stream2Sea Sunscreens 06/15/2022

Stream2Sea Sunscreens

Are you protecting yourself from the sun!! We can help! Come see us!!!

Stream2Sea Sunscreens

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 06/09/2022

Where were you on your 100th dive???

This just in from Divemaster Krystle !!! She got her 100th dive today in Figi!!! She’s there with our friends Jan & Jeff, and her sister … Divemaster Brandi!!!

We wish we were there with you!!! But we know you’re having an amazing time!!!

Congratulations on you 100!!!!!!


Happy World Oceans Day!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 06/06/2022

Congratulations to Nick the Open Water Diver!!! and the newest member of the Scuba 8 dive family!! Great job today!!!

Way to go Gabe, Chad, Chelsea, Robert and Andy

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 06/06/2022

We want to congratulate Shawn! Our newest Rescue Diver!!! Looks like Gabe, Chad, Robert, Chelsea, and Andy had fun today too!!

Timeline photos 05/30/2022

Ok … this is super creative!!!

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This weekend we want to remember all those soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and helped protect the freedoms that we enjoy every day.

We hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Weekend!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 05/23/2022

Need Training! We travel!!!

Gabe and Chad headed up to Seattle May 9 to do Drysuit training and some ReActivates.

Emily was there! They had a wonderful time in the 48° water!!!!!

Although… if you want to do the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation class we would be very happy to go to warm water with you!!!

Call the shop today so we can help you accomplish any of your training needs.9


Hey!! Its World Turtle Day!!! Although they’re all cool, our favorite turtles are the sea turtles!!!

You can show your support and help by supporting organizations like The Turtle Hospital


Take some time this month and learn something new about Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day! And although this says Ocean, you could easily say Lakes, Rivers, Streams, etc.

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 04/19/2022

Turn your smartphone into an underwater camera!! Come in and ask us how!!

You can also check this out!!!


Hope you have a blessed and colorful Sunday

Photos from DUI - Diving Unlimited International's post 04/07/2022

Photos from DUI - Diving Unlimited International's post


Come in today!! Get them while they last!!!

Ever wanted to feel the warm water on your legs but still wear a drysuit?? DUI is proud to announce our new SUMMER SUIT! It features a pair of our new KNEE ZipSeals! It will be available THIS SUMMER, talk to your local DUI dealer to get your new suit!

Safe for you & our waters! 03/31/2022

Safe for you & our waters!

Safe for you & our waters! EcoConscious body care product line dedicated to rigorously testing all products to ensure the safety ingredients for your body and our planet.

Sunscreen for Face and Body 03/22/2022

Sunscreen for Face and Body

Let us know what products you want us to carry if you come in and we don’t have the Stream2Sea product you’re looking for!!!

Sunscreen for Face and Body High performance mineral-based sunscreens which protects your body while preserving the ecosystems you love. Contains Green Tea, Tulsi, Wakame and Olive LeafNon-greasy, for sensitive skin and won’t burn your eyes Tested and proven safe for baitfish, freshwater fish, saltwater fish and coral larvae...

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 03/20/2022

Our new open water students and 2 of our brave dive masters scaled the cliff for a celebratory jump!


Congratulations session 5 OW students! NOW GO OUT AND DIVE DIVE DIVE!


End of day one for our OW students! Great job! Let's eat!

Photos from U.S. Naval Undersea Museum's post 03/17/2022

Photos from U.S. Naval Undersea Museum's post

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 03/17/2022

Silhouette Stephanie and crappy dusk pics of Craig and Pam Deal …. But on the bright side … Arturo saved the day (night)…. Led us to yet another turtle…. We are 4 turtles in 4 days …. Thought we were going to be a bust today… but the night dive was awesome!! Conch laying eggs, tons of octopus, Lobsters, tigers tail, Fire clam, banded coral shrimp, and tons more…. And Pam is now 1 (Nav) dive away from completing her Advanced Open Water!!!! Great Job!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 03/15/2022

Reppin’ Scuba 8 in Roatan!!

Stream2Sea - An EcoConscious, Biodegradable choice in personal care products 03/11/2022

Stream2Sea - An EcoConscious, Biodegradable choice in personal care products

Hey all! This is Brian and yes I’m still in Florida. I attended a local dive club meeting here tonight that reinforced what Gabe, Chad, Ray and I all learned at DEMA…. That we need to be more aware and that everyone needs to think about what chemicals they are using that goes into the water. All of the sunscreen, shampoos, conditioners, even products we use for defog are actually killing our reef, sea life, and in essence… ourselves. Your sunscreen although it blocks sun, could actually be causing you more harm internally than you know. I’m going to post, repost, more Stream2Sea information as I can but you should look into the products you are using and look into these products to see if you might be better off using something that is safe not only for the environment but safe for you physically also… thanks for reading and watching the video!!!

Stream2Sea - An EcoConscious, Biodegradable choice in personal care products Stream2Sea was developed by cosmetic chemist and avid diver, Autumn Blum. Formulated to be environmentally friendly and biodegradable, our products have unde...

Video Exclusive look at the discovery of historic ship Endurance 03/10/2022

Video Exclusive look at the discovery of historic ship Endurance

Video Exclusive look at the discovery of historic ship Endurance National Geographic gives an exclusive look at the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship which has not been seen since it sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 03/08/2022

Happy international Women's Day!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 02/19/2022

Anyone else have too many scuba memes in their photo roll…. Yeah … we don’t either 😜.

Hope you have a Scuba-tastic weekend!!!


In celebration of Black History Month, we will be presenting a webinar about the Tuskegee Airmen tomorrow!

During World War II, some of the Tuskegee Airmen—the first African-American fighter pilots for the U.S. Army Air Corps—trained over the Great Lakes. Fifteen Tuskegee Airmen were killed while training in Michigan, and the airplane flown by Lt. Frank H. Moody was recently discovered in Lake Huron. The wreckage is being ​archaeologically documented and recovered by the State of Michigan in partnership with the National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen in Detroit. In 2021, Diving With a Purpose Maritime Archaeology Program dedicated a memorial in Port Huron to honor the Tuskegee Airmen that perished in the Michigan area.

Find out more and register here:

Image Description: Wayne Lusardi documents the portside wingtip of Lt. Moody's wrecked aircraft. (Credit: Erik Denson)


Who can name the movie that was made about her?????

Hired in 1955 as a human computer, mathematician Annie Easley led a 34-year NASA career developing software code for numerous programs. Her work on the Centaur rocket booster project framed the technical foundation for launching future satellites:


We wanted something other than a picture/meme to help celebrate/focus on Black History Month.

We wanted to share this interesting article by Brett Milano, "Salvaging another piece of Black history", from the Harvard Gazette dated 10/21/2020. This article highlights important work as "African American divers retrieve artifacts from slave ships, Tuskegee Airmen planes". This photo is from the Harvard Gazette as well.

"A crucial part of Black history sits hidden underwater amid the ruins of slave ships that sank during voyages. A group of marine archaeologists, known as Diving with a Purpose, has taken on the task of viewing those artifacts and bringing the untold stories they represent into the light."

Hope you find this as interesting as we did."


Starting to go through the pics from our Cozumel trip for New Year. This shore dive I was trying a new light set up and looking at the difference between a video light and a regular torch. Many of you already know this, but if you're new, see how adding a just a dive light creates a Hot Spot or washes out your video. You really want a good video light (and to remove other lighting) when your doing video. Still got some good video of the octo here.

If you are wanting to take pictures/videos on your dives - day or night, we have some options for you.

One direction is our Paralenz which takes great pics and video, is compact, and doesn't need any filters the camera itself has digital filters. Another direction is our full line of SeaLife Cameras and lights. You can expand your photography and lighting options with frames and arms to get your lighting just at the right distance and angles.

Come in and talk about your options and get the best camera setup for you!!


As we remember today, we want to wish you all love, respect, and compassion. Strive to be the change we need so that everyone can thrive, everyone can succeed!

“The time is always right to do what is right”.


Even Dive Master Chad Casey's employer knows not to mess with his scuba time! Our Dive Masters and instructors are the best! Come Dive with us.

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 01/03/2022

Goodbye Cozumel, Cozumel Marine World & Casa Del Mar! We had a great time! Hopefully see you again soon!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 01/02/2022

Last dives on the boat this trip 😢. We have seen so much stuff!!!! One more shore dive for Gabe and his buddy … and then diving is a wrap!! Only sun and fun by the pool till tomorrow when we leave!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 01/01/2022

Headed out for the first dives of the New Year!!’


We wish you all could be here with us, but from those of us who are … we want to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We hope your New Year is amazing and we hope we get to spend time with you …. training, traveling, diving or just hanging out. Thank you, our Scuba family, for making 2021 as great of a year as it was …cheers!!! 🍾🥂🥂🥂🐙🐬🐟🐠🐡🧜🏽‍♀️🧜‍♂️. Be safe!!

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6020 Midway Park #G
Albuquerque, NM

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