Adventure Scuba Company
Big Changes at Adventure Scuba Company
Introducing Nautilus Aquatics


It's official... Adventure Scuba Company has merged with Sterling Silver Scuba in Sterling, VA and the new name of our combined shops is Nautilus Aquatics!

Look for our new logo, brand image and combined website in early April. Our name is the result of a vote among our customers and students, and literally hundreds of people weighed in.

Here's what's not changing. We will provide the same outstanding customer service, exceptional training, quality merchandise and exciting dive experiences! Now, with two locations for added convenience, and the addition of swim programs to our course offerings, we've doubled our commitment to helping people become active, passionate stewards for the aquatic world.

You can count on Nautilus Aquatics to help you and your family be at home in the ocean, or the swimming pool, with confidence, skill, and safety. We look forward to seeing you in the store and in the water!

Henry, Melissa, Jason and the Nautilus Aquatics team



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PRO Night 2015

Whether you just completed your OpenWater Class… or you’re an Experienced Diver – We welcome everyone to join us for a fun-filled evening as we explore continuing education opportunities for divers of all levels. Whether you’re interested in a specialty course, becoming an Advanced or Rescue Diver course, or just want to know what special offers we have in store for the 2015 dive season, this is the place to be on Friday, March 20 at 7pm at Nautilus Aquatics, Chantilly.

And, if you think you may someday be interested in upgrading your smartphone to a 'shell'phone and working at one of the 6,000 PADI Dive Centers on the planet, take this opportunity to meet PADI Divemasters and Open Water Scuba Instructors who can tell you what it’s like to turn your passion for diving into a lifetime of adventure teaching others to dive!

After a quick meet & greet session with snacks and refreshments, we will have a short presentation on furthering your dive 'career', including question and answer session with our local PADI Pros:

  • Our own, in-house PADI Course Director, Kevin Davenport
  • Nautilus Aquatics Co-Owner, Henry Johnson
     and special guest
  • Assistant Instructor & daughter of PADI Co-Founder Ralph Erickson, Karina Erickson!

You don't want to miss out on the fun! When you’re a PADI Pro -- whether you lead dives for a local PADI Dive Center or teach diving at a faraway PADI Resort -- amazing experiences await you!!

Please RSVP in advance so we can have enough seats and snacks: or (703) 263-0427

Save the Date and join us for PADI PRO NIGHT! It could very well change your life - as it has enhanced all of ours.


Just Released: 1 spot on Bonaire trip (August 22-29), 2 spots on Culebra trip (June 20-27) and 4 on Grand Cayman (May 30 - June 6). Visit our Travel Page for details and contact us today to reserve your space!

2015 Diving - Near and Far

Want to stay close to home and yet feel miles away?  See our travel page for more information on 2015 travel.  Head over to the travel page and place your deposit now or be stuck on land!

No time like the present to schedule your scuba training!  Take a look at our online calendar and see what works best for you.  Don't wait for someone to offer you a dive adventure - create your own today!  Did you know?  Not all courses require in-water training (Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, DAN DEMP) so don't forget those!




Upcoming Travel
Location Dates Cost
Florida Springs 1/29-2/1/15 SOLD
Grand Cayman 5/30-6/8/15 $1349
Culebra, PR 6/20-6/27/15 2 spots just opened!
Bonaire 8/22-8/29/15 1 spot left!


Photo of the Month: "Red Frogfish"

Photographer: Chris Miles

Monthly Photo

Congratulations to Chris, whose brilliant photo of a red Frogfish hidden among some soft corals is truly beautiful and was taken at Divi Flamingo Bonaire over Thanksgiving . Chris used a Canon 5D, Mark II with a Canon L-Series 100 mm macro lens in an Ikelite housing and two Sola 1200 video lights. 

Want your image to appear as the photo of the month? E-Mail your submissions and next month you could be featured here! 


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13901 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Tel: 703.263.0427

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