Nautilus Aquatics

Nautilus Aquatics


I am so glad I took the leap and got certified before going to Hawaii!! Here is one of the videos I took on my very first night dive with Manta Rays
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A newly certified diver and a Goliath Grouper.
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Have you ever wonder how the underwater pictures are taken? Join our ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ to see how all these beautiful pictures of sea creatures are taken by the professionals! This coming ๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ @๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฎ๐—บ . Save the date. see yah all!
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Loving my gaiter mask from Nautilus Aquatics! Ear loops hold it in place and make it easy to pull up and down.... breathable and comfy! Thanks!
Scuba Enthusiast :-)
I left my regulators with you on 28 Feb for servicing. I have left multiple phone messages and one email with over last 10 days to see if they are ready for pickup. No response. Please let me know what is going on. Are they ready? Have your hours changed? A reply to my email would be great.
Almost two years ago - a good friend of mine challenged me to add #scubadiving to my #bucketlist. Growing up in the era of #jaws with a dad who loved to scare the crap outta me - caused me to be petrified to swim in any body of water EXCEPT a pool. Even then I would often wonder if Jaws was in the deep end of the pool! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I could swim and swim well (swim team) but #fear held me back. When I was diagnosed with a rare and essentially incurable #cancer in 2016 I decided to face my fears and anxieties head on. Life is way too short to be afraid to experience all that you can! I obtained my first PADI certification: #openwater in May of 2018. During that trip I saw my first #shark and surprising myself, headed towards it so I could see it better! I quickly found that #scuba is one of my many passions. I went on to obtain my #advanced, #underwater #photography, #rescue and Divers Alert Network #DEMP, #shipwreck, #deep, #naturalist, #fishID and even my #advanced #freediving #PADI as well as my #PFI #freediver certifications! All of this (along with the dives of course) allowed me to apply for and receive my #masterscuba certification! Iโ€™m VERY proud of this accomplishment for so many reasons! Iโ€™ve gone on #sharkdives - surrounded by 7 different species, #cavern diving in the #cenotes, and have met so many wonderful people! Next up will be #sidemount and #advancedwreck - because surprisingly caves and wrecks seem to be pretty awesome! All #photos are mine (with the exception of me freediving in which my friend captured me via my GoPro . #paditravels #natgeo #cancer #livelife #positivity #facefears โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ“ - thank you to my #diveshop Nautilus Aquatics for getting me there (as well as Deepsea Freediving School and Dive Friends Bonaire)
Sometimes the best way to deal with anxiety and fear is to simply look them in the face.

#sharks #fiji #waidrokabay Waidroka Bay Resort #cancersucks #strength #motivation Nautilus Aquatics GoPro #selfcare #bucketlist #sharkdive ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿฆˆโ™ฅ๏ธ
What do you guys think of the new 360 Camera? Thanks for the test session...I know know it's depth rated to "pool" at least! :)

Leaving Isla Mujeres after a day of fun. Thank you, Melissa and Jason!

Weโ€™re a full-service scuba shop providing quality training & excellent dive equipment to our NOVA community. For your convenience we have TWO locations: 510 Mill St NE, Vienna VA 22180 and 1007A Ruritan Cir, Sterling VA 20164.

We specialize in providing families and individuals fun, affordable, quality scuba training from beginner to Master Instructor. We are a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) 5-Star IDC and TecRec Training Center. Our friendly and professional staff is here to help with any scuba diving needs, while our top-notch instructional staff provides all levels of training - from Open Water Diver thru PADI Master Instructor to Extended Range Technical Diving.

Operating as usual

Photos from Nautilus Aquatics's post 05/19/2022

*New Product*

Genesis Odyssey, Back Inflation BCD

- Is lightweight and ergonomic
- Easy to access quick release weight pockets and trim pockets
- Has a low profile back inflation air-cell
- Is Pro-Kit fit ready
- Has two expandable zipper pockets
- And, most importantly, is Angel approved!


Can you identify this type of fish?

๐Ÿ“ธcredit: Stephanie C.


We are excited to announce, that starting today, Garmin is offering a Mail-in-Rebate promotion on select units in the Decent line.

Don't miss out, the promotion runs from May 15th through June 19th.

Scuba Tank Markings: What Do They All Mean? 05/15/2022

Scuba Tank Markings: What Do They All Mean?

What are all of these markings all over my cylinder? Has my cylinder been properly maintained?

Have you asked yourself these questions before?

Refresh your memory on cylinder markings at the link below.

Scuba Tank Markings: What Do They All Mean? Here's why you should care about what's stamped on the the outside of a scuba tank and how to decipher what it means.

St. Lucia - August 6 - 13, 2022 - Nautilus Aquatics | SCUBA | Swimming | Safety 05/14/2022

St. Lucia - August 6 - 13, 2022 - Nautilus Aquatics | SCUBA | Swimming | Safety

Why not experience one of St. Lucia's best beaches for yourself!

Join us in August for a lot of fun in the Caribbean sun!

Airfare is included!

For more trip details and pricing please visit:

St. Lucia - August 6 - 13, 2022 - Nautilus Aquatics | SCUBA | Swimming | Safety How about some summer fun in the Caribbean sun on the isle of St. Lucia! The island boasts lush tropical forests, majestic mountain twin peaks, refreshing waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and extraordinary hiking, all surrounded by stunning crystalline waters which offers spectacular diving! So, join....


Is it time to upgrade your equipment so that you can enjoy all of the new, modern features?

Are you tired of relearning how to use rental scuba gear every time you take a trip?

Do you need to swap out and/or replace a few pieces of gear from your existing scuba kit?

If any of these equipment scenarios apply to you, come on in and let us help you shop until your heart's content.

New Equipment Packages:

*Mask, Snorkel, and Fin Packages starting at $249

*BCD, Regulators, and Computer Packages starting at $1,599


Tip of the Month: Breathe slowly and deeply

Why should you breathe slowly and deeply?

Breathing slowly and deeply will help improve your air consumption and calm your nervous system. The more complete each breath is, the fewer of them you will have to take. Inhale slow and deep from the diaphragm and try to completely fill and completely empty your lungs each breathe cycle.


Please note our updated store hours.

Nautilus Aquatics updated their business hours. 05/03/2022

Nautilus Aquatics updated their business hours.

Nautilus Aquatics updated their business hours.

Breaking Down Your Buddy Checks - International Training - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI 05/01/2022

Breaking Down Your Buddy Checks - International Training - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI

Safety is an important aspect of every sport and we whole-heartedly agree that "the best rescue is the one you donโ€™t need to do."

By ensuring you do a proper buddy check before every dive you'll likely avoid some common issues and prepare yourself in case your buddy needs assistance.

Take a look at SDI TDI ERDI PFI 's article below to refresh your memory on buddy check details.

Breaking Down Your Buddy Checks - International Training - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI In this article, we're explaining why the best rescue is the one you don't need to perform. Mark Powell is here to show us that your role as a dive buddy is not to verify that your buddy's equipment is okay, but to assume there is a problem and that it's your job to find it. Keep reading to see how....

Scuba Diving Jobs | Work Part-Time or Full-Time As a Scuba Diver 04/29/2022

Scuba Diving Jobs | Work Part-Time or Full-Time As a Scuba Diver

Why not get paid for doing something you love?

In the article below, PADI offers some interesting scuba related job opportunities to consider.

Let us know how we can help you with scuba training, equipment selection, and more.

Scuba Diving Jobs | Work Part-Time or Full-Time As a Scuba Diver Born to dive but forced to work? Here are some of the top scuba diving jobs and tips to help you pursue diving as a full-time career.

Photos from Nautilus Aquatics's post 04/24/2022

Our class of budding scuba divers on March 27th was a blast! Fun was had by all!

Get Out There: Eco-conscious Earth Day events around D.C. 04/22/2022

Get Out There: Eco-conscious Earth Day events around D.C.

Happy Earth Day!

Take a look at some of the upcoming Earth Day events in the NOVA/DC area at the link below.

Get Out There: Eco-conscious Earth Day events around D.C. The D.C. region has plenty of environmentally focused events happening this weekend.


The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.
โ€“ Jacques Yves Cousteau

Photo credit: Brian B.


Hoppy Easter!

Did you know the sea bunny is a type of sea snail, known as Jorunna Parva, found in the Indo-Pacific ocean.

*Most are over 1 inch (2.4 cm) long.
*Are not only cute but also really shy.
*Have noses that can feel movements.
*Have ears that can feel if a predator is around.
*And like sea turtles, have a special shell.

The more you know!


Words to live by!


So, what sunscreen should you use?

While there are multiple sunscreen and beauty product companies on the market, we HIGHLY recommend Stream2Sea products.

Stop by either store location and pick-up a sample to try.

And always remember to read the label so you can avoid chemicals that are harmful to you, our oceans, and the aquatic life living in our oceans that we love to visit.


Tip of the Month: Ascend slowly from every dive.

Why should you ascend slowly?

Coming up fast from a dive can cause "the bends" or decompression sickness, as nitrogen is forced into the bloodstream. By coming up slowly from a dive and doing the safety stop, the nitrogen in your body has a chance to dissipate and therefore cause no harm.

Leaks: It Will Happen to You - International Training - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI 04/09/2022

Leaks: It Will Happen to You - International Training - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI

What's that hissing noise? Who's got the leak?

Does this sound familiar? Leaks in equipment do happen, but there are easy ways to fix the problem on-site or avoid the problem in the first place by properly maintaining your equipment.

SDI TDI ERDI PFI offers a great quick read article below on the topic.

Leaks: It Will Happen to You - International Training - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI Have you ever been ready to gear up and hit the water when you turn your tank on and hear that dreaded hiss? In this article, we will discuss common types of leaks, why they happen, and what you can do to address them.

How to Be Prepared for an Anaphylaxis Emergency - Emergency First Response 04/07/2022

How to Be Prepared for an Anaphylaxis Emergency - Emergency First Response

Allergies are a big topic of concern these days. Do you know how to identify or assist someone with an Anaphylaxis Emergency?

Emergency First Response, First Aid Training 's article below gives a brief overview of some key factors to keep in mind.

If you'd like further CPR and 1st Aid training, we offer classes by request. Call either store to set up a class at your convenience.

How to Be Prepared for an Anaphylaxis Emergency - Emergency First Response Whether you know someone who can suffer from an anaphylaxis reaction, everyone should be prepared and educated in case of an emergency.


We are now a Garmin dealer and can offer its latest line in dive computers (e.g., the Descent G1, Descent Mk2i (air integration) and Descent Mk1).

Among other features, this line boasts watch-sized, dive computers with surface GPS navigation, color TOPO mapping, and multisport features.

Let us help you choose the right computer that is the perfect fit for you.

New! Color Changing Mood Masks for Divers 04/01/2022

New! Color Changing Mood Masks for Divers

Buy the new - color changing mood masks while supplies last!

New! Color Changing Mood Masks for Divers Wouldn't it be nice to be able to see your buddy's emotions more clearly? Now you can with color changing mood masks for scuba divers!


We have a chair waiting for you in our next class!


Are the Galapagos Islands on your bucket list?

You are in luck, we have one cabin left for our upcoming trip.

Call or email us today to reserve your spot.

11 dazzling images of the UKโ€™s vibrant ocean wildlife 03/23/2022

11 dazzling images of the UKโ€™s vibrant ocean wildlife

It's no surprise to us, that there is surprising sea life living in our oceans.

Take a look at the beautiful and vibrant ocean life living in the waters surrounding the United Kingdom.

11 dazzling images of the UKโ€™s vibrant ocean wildlife Incredible photography of the UK's suprising sea life from the Marine Conservation Society.

First Texas-Based Scuba Diving Podcast Launches: The Dive Table 03/19/2022

First Texas-Based Scuba Diving Podcast Launches: The Dive Table

Are you looking for a podcast about scuba diving?

Described as "hip, often hilarious, and always honest" this brand new podcast, The Dive Table, launched this month. Take a listen and let us know what you think.

First Texas-Based Scuba Diving Podcast Launches: The Dive Table The show has been hailed as, "from the hip, often hilarious, and always honest."


We couldn't let pass us by without wishing you a lot of cheer and a bit of luck.


Why did you decide to get scuba certified?

Tell us about your certification story below.

๐Ÿ“ธ credit: Melissa

How to Plan Your Own Shore Diving Adventures - Dive Training Magazine 03/14/2022

How to Plan Your Own Shore Diving Adventures - Dive Training Magazine

Are you unsure about shore diving?

While boat diving is a great way to reach farther out locations, shore diving can offer more opportunities for you and your buddy to dive locally or on vacation.

Take a look at the article below to help you plan your next shore dive.

How to Plan Your Own Shore Diving Adventures - Dive Training Magazine Thereโ€™s more to shore diving than gearing up, wading into the water and swimming off - youโ€™ll need to do a bit of preparation beforehand.

Photos from Nautilus Aquatics's post 03/11/2022

Marvelous Mexico!

We had a great trip to Puerto Aventuras in February and are looking forward to our upcoming trip to Cozumel in April.

Photo Credit: Jeff W.

The Exciting World of Echinoderms 03/10/2022

The Exciting World of Echinoderms

Twinkle twinkle little 'sea' star.

Learn some fun facts about sea stars and others echinoderms in PADI 's article below.

The Exciting World of Echinoderms Echinoderms such as sea stars and feather stars can regenerate their limbs but have no brain. Learn more fun facts about echinodermata!


Tip of the Month: Always dive within your experience and training limits.

Why should you dive within your limits? Most diving accidents occur when divers go beyond their training and experience level. Therefore, it is advised never to try a dive you are not trained for or comfortable with.


Nautilus Aquatics is hiring for a Retail Sales position.

*Must have some SCUBA and retail experience.

Please contact the store directly via email at: [email protected] or phone at: 703.421.3483.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Are you Open Water and Advanced Open Water certified? Have you thought to yourself, "Now what?"

We can help you take your diving to the next level.

Beginning today, we are offering (and highly recommend!) the Rescue Course paired with the Dry Suit Specialty Course.


What is your usual routine on a surface interval?

See if some of your habits align with PADI at:

Our Story

Ever since we first explored the beautiful worlds that exist underwater, weโ€™ve encouraged others to experience it for themselves. Here at Nautilus Aquatics, you'll find a family-run, full-service scuba shop with all the training and gear needed to dive into the aquatic worlds weโ€™ve fallen in love with. After all, scuba diving is for everyone. With our expert instruction and range of trusted products, youโ€™ll be ready to enjoy the water yourself in no time.

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1007A Ruritan Cir
Sterling, VA

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Saturday 10am - 5pm
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