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 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
Grand Re-Opening SALE!
Come join the fun during the weekend of April 18 - 19! We'll have food, prizes and great deals on all of the gear you'll need this dive season.
We'll have regulator sets from $299, dive computers starting at $199, full gear packages (reg, BCD, computer) starting at $1099. Wetsuits, fins, masks, and bags will all be on sale for 10 - 25% off!!***
The sale prices will be good at both locations, both days. However the food and prizes will be per location. **In-Stock items ONLY
Stop by Chantilly on April 18th and Sterling on April 19th between 11AM and 5PM for great food and prizes!
1pm Saturday - REEF Presentation by Karina Erickson
Founded in 2006, The Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation was the result of Ralph Erickson's, Co-Founder of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), passing. REEF strives to provide an opportunity for those divers whose economic status prohibits them from continuing their education to the Instructor ranks of the scuba diving industry. Ralph's dream truly was that one day the world would learn to dive, with locals who knew the reefs and dive spots enjoying the opportunities to show the world what the oceans had to offer. With this in mind REEF set out, upon Ralph's passing to provide instructor courses to locals who could not otherwise obtain their instructor certificatification due to financial restrictions. Often a local dive master on island can earn as little as $8.50 a day. In many areas, upon completion of the IDC and passing the Instructor Examination, a candidate's income has the potential to more than double. It is the foundation's hope that these new PADI instructors will have successful jobs in the industry and perhaps continue on to open dive centers of their own.
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!
Photo of the Month: "Red Frogfish"
Photographer: Chris Miles
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!