Top Scuba Dive Shops in Virginia

Ready to check out the best shops in Virginia for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 11 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Virginia to suit your needs.
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Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy

#1 - Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy

Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy in Springfield, Virginia is one of the premier dive centers in the Washington, D.C, Maryland and Northern Virginia suburban areas. As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Center, the areas 1st DAN Training Center and one of the longest running shops in the area, we offer uncompromising and professional scuba instruction from beginner through Divemaster and Instructor training. Our instructional staff is second to none. All are experienced and dedicated to providing you with the utmost in enjoyment and safety.What sets us apart? It is the attention to detail and customer satisfaction that has made Aquatic Adventures Scuba Academy the area's highest rated PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center.
Mad About Diving

#2 - Mad About Diving


We have every thing you need. From smaller, more personalized classes, quality equipment (servicing, rental, sales), travel and so much more! Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and always ready to help. Come take the plunge and start your next adventure with Mad About Diving today!

The SCUBA Shack

#3 - The SCUBA Shack


We are the premier dive retailer serving Fredericksburg, Virginia faithfully since 1994. We bring you a great selection of equipment, amazing travel, and quality training opportunities.

Dive Connections, Inc.

#4 - Dive Connections, Inc.


We are dedicated to providing the highest possible quality products and services. Whether it is equipment sales or rentals, equipment service or repair, or training at the recreational, technical or career level, you can count on us to provide the highest possible value.

Entry level program designed to develop a competent recreational diver. The program consists of 5 classroom sessions and 5 pool sessions where students develop their knowledge and skills under the careful tutelage of our highly trained staff.

Following this training, certification is awarded after completing 4 open water training dives. These dives are usually done on the weekend at one of the local quarries, although they can be accomplished on one of our local or Caribbean trips. We can also refer the student to another instructor at a dive destination of the student's choice.

Patriot Scuba

#5 - Patriot Scuba


Located in Occoquan, Virginia, Patriot Scuba offers the full range of recreational scuba diving and snorkel training. From beginners to PROs, our dedicated and friendly staff can provide you the skills for your next adventure. Specializing in divers that are both confident and competent, we'll take the time to support you. Schedules have you in a bind? You'll never find a more flexible staff. Just tell us what you need!

Tri-City Scuba

#6 - Tri-City Scuba

Tri-City Scuba is a retail dive shop located in Colonial Heights, Virginia, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
The Dive Shop

#7 - The Dive Shop


Full Service Land Based Dive Shop

Blue Octopus Scuba

#8 - Blue Octopus Scuba


Blue Octopus Scuba is a student centered PADI training facility. We care for making cool, competent, relaxed divers. Our classes are small by design to enable students to progress at a comfortable pace. Our classes are priced as all inclusive with out hidden fees. We are upfront with our students and customers with everything we provide or sell. Our rental line includes basic rental gear and some of the latest high end gear designed to "Try before you Buy." We are expanding our travel options to include a trip/travel destination every other month to keep your passion for the water from drying out. We build day trips or outings to our customers requests. 

Nautilus Aquatics - Vienna

#9 - Nautilus Aquatics - Vienna

Welcome to Nautilus Aquatics; a dive shop with more than just 'gear.' Our mission is simple: provide our customers with an outstanding experience above and below the water by a dedicated, professional staff that puts the customer first. Nautilus Aquatics, formerly named Adventure Scuba Company and Sterling Silver Scuba, has been around since 1978. This means we have the longest history of training safe divers and providing outstanding service of any shop in the metro DC area. You will know as soon as you set foot in our door that this is a different kind of dive shop; one built around no-pressure sales, safe and experienced training techniques, and honest people. Jason Davis, & Melissa Miles (Owners)
Lake Phoenix LLC

#10 - Lake Phoenix LLC

Lake Phoenix LLC is a resort dive shop located in Rawlings, Virginia, United States. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Blu Water Scuba

#11 - Blu Water Scuba

Blu Water Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center (IDC). Whether you’re a snorkeler, avid diver, just learning to dive, or interested in becoming a dive professional, Blu Water Scuba has the course for you. Blu Water Scuba offers fun, safe and affordable scuba diving certifications for the whole family. Our staff of friendly professionals are here to help you with all your scuba diving needs from Discover Scuba, through Instructor and beyond. We also offer Extended Range Technical Diving.