Scuba 8 ABQ

Scuba 8 has been around since 2012 and we are a full service scuba center. We have a store now open in Albuquerque with a satellite in Rio Rancho as well.

We provide high quality, safe scuba training and personalized service to meet your scuba needs.

Operating as usual

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!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 12/30/2021

Headed out for a night dive!! Going to be awesome!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 12/30/2021

Off we go!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 12/30/2021

Made it safe to Cozumel, got checked in, did a checkout dive, dinner, and now getting settled in! Fun day in the water, Gabe and his buddy saw an octopus me and my buddy saw a cool squid that hung out with us for a little while… among a ton of other things… and these new Shearwater computers are really nice!!!

It’s a little tough here … it sprinkled rain for like 5 minutes 😜 (Emily A. Paz)


All of us at Scuba 8 want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas…. Or whatever holiday you celebrate! We hope that you are able to spend time with friends and family and make great memories! Much love to our scuba family …. Old, New and Future scuba family!!


In 10 more days we will be in back in Cozumel and diving with Cozumel Marine World . They just posted this really cool video of a Splendid Toadfish .... awesome!!!!


Santa came through for Chad! We are now a Shearwater dealer! Come check out the line of demanding diver Shearwater computers. We are a demo center for Shearwater!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 12/16/2021

Are you looking for another Christmas item for the diver on your list??? What about a camera? We are now a SeaLife dealer! Whether you want to turn your phone into an underwater camera? Or you want a full system? We have options for you!!!


Although we’re in the desert, we need to do what we can to protect our oceans when we travel. Or protect the planet in general.

At DEMA we were fortunate to spend time with the people of “Stream2Sea” and we are now a distributer of their amazing products. One of the new products, to us at least, is their Mask Defog and we have decided to bring it in right away. We still have our other Defog products, but have you ever thought about your Defog harming the ocean environment. We hadn’t. All the stores sell it, some people, boats, shops, etc. “make their own”, but what is really in it and what is it doing to the water when we put the chemicals in there? Stream2Sea Mask Defog is reef-friendly, Non-toxic, biodegradable and as effective as the products we’ve been using for years. It’s already been flying off the shelf here at Scuba 8.

However! The Mask Defog isn’t even the most popular product from Stream2Sea. The “Leave-in Hair Conditioner” and “Conditioning Shampoo” along with their sunscreen line are probably more known and popular than anything else.

Please know that we are going to be carrying many of their products in the store, but if there’s something you want that we don’t carry or have on the shelf, please let us know and we will get it in for you!

When it comes to protecting our planet, OUR OCEAN’S, we know we have a long way to go, but also we know we must start somewhere!! We think these products are a good start and we look forward to bringing in more eco/ocean friendly products in the future.

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 12/07/2021

In Memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on this day 80 years ago, we salute you.

Did you know that crew members of the USS Arizona who survived can still be buried with their shipmates at the memorial. Over the years divers honor those who wish to be interned on the ship by placing their urns in the memorial at Pearl Harbor.

In 2019. Two Army divers gave a unique World War II sendoff to USS Arizona crew member Lauren Bruner when his ashes were interred on the sunken battleship Saturday (12/7/19), the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Shearwater Teric 12/06/2021

Shearwater Teric

One exciting partnership that came out of DEMA for us is with SHEARWATER Dive Computers! You should come in and check out the TERIC air integrated dive computer. It is loaded with customizable features including being able to make the numbers and letters larger on the screen so that its easier to see above and below water!!!!

Shearwater Teric Introducing the Teric - Powerful, simple, reliable and colourful! The Teric brings divers an everyday timepiece and dive computer of unprecedented capabiliti...

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 11/29/2021

Hey!! We have 2 rooms (double occupancy) that we need to fill at Casa Del Mar/Cozumel Marine World for December 29 to January 3!!!
$920.00 per person, all inclusive food and drinks (including alcohol), 4 days of 2 tank boat dives, New Years Eve party, additional shore dives and Nitrox available for extra $$ … we can also do or complete training while we’re there!!! If that’s something you’re interested in! It was so much fun last year!! We hope you will join us this year!!! These spots will go fast so call Gabe right away!!! 505-401-8845!!


BLACK FRIDAY SALE - 11/26/21 from 9am to 5pm!!! Come to the store to receive UP TO 40% off. First 20 people will receive a gift. Must come into the store to receive discount!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 11/23/2021

No rest!! Lol …. Gabe made it back from DEMA Friday night and was back to work right away Saturday morning!! Great rescue class this weekend!! Awesome job by Larsen and the DMCs Robert and Linzy!!!


Can you believe that we continue to certifiy through the winter months? We have classes and space available for December!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 11/20/2021

All done except the ride home. Gabe had to leave us so he can teach Rescue in the morning. So Chad, Ray and I headed to Margaritaville for dinner. Congratulations to our newest PSI-PCI Visual Inspector … The Chad ..

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 11/19/2021

Last day of DEMA!! We wrapped up the show floor and got some cool new stuff on the way!! Chad is working hard taking the PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspectir course!! Always great to have another trained and certified technician to help inspect our tanks to make sure they are safe for you!!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 11/19/2021

Day 3 done! Great time talking to dive resorts and our new dive partners!!! Worked on new orders and can’t wait for the things to come!!! But now! We relax!!

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 11/18/2021

DEMA day 2!! The Chad arrived!!!! It was a fun day at the show!! Got to get my picture with Jim Gatacre from HSA and both Chad and Ray got picked to play the ring game today for a chance to win stuff in the Bahamas!!! Ray won!!! He gets a Tiger Beach trip in the Bahamas with West End Watersports Bahamas !!! Congratulations Ray!!! Then after a long day… we went to Fremont street to see the sights and eat!!


Watch out Vegas DM Casey on the way to DEMA


Gabe and I both had chance to win a trip today and neither one of us won 😢. Gabes box was empty and then when I was up it came down to the final two of us… me and another guy… he got the choice to keep his original box or he could “steal/swap” mine … he swapped and won the trip to Bonaire!! 🤦🏼‍♂️ I almost won a trip to Bonaire …. Ugh!!!! 😢 . Have to try again tomorrow 😂🤣

Photos from Scuba 8 ABQ's post 11/16/2021



On the way!!! DEMA 2021!!!


This is why manatees don’t wear wetsuits… Lol.

You however! You should just sign up for our Peak Performance Buoyancy class and learn better weighting, trim, BCD control, and breath control!!! 🤣😂🤣. Give us a call or stop by the shop to sign up for the class. We can do it any weekend we are in Santa Rosa!!

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6020 Midway Park #G
Albuquerque, NM

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