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Patriot Scuba

Patriot Scuba Training comfortable, confident divers for over 10 years! We can help you plan your next trip wheth Owned and operated by a military family.

Dedicated to outstanding service and opening new adventures to all!

Operating as usual

01/26/2023

TRUE. We’re excited to offer this FREE course 🐠 PADI Coral Reef Conservation Feb 4 | 3pm
📍Patriot Scuba, Occoquan VA

Desc: Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet few know how vital reef ecosystems are. Learn about these incredible habitats and everyday ways to protect them. (A $100 value.)

Many thanks to PADI AWARE Foundation 2022 Conservation Grant for making this free class possible.
























Another great morning with awesome people!
01/23/2023

Another great morning with awesome people!

Take our most popular specialty! Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox means more time underwater, especially on repetit...
01/19/2023

Take our most popular specialty! Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder so many divers choose this as their very first specialty! Next class: Mon. Jan 23! Register: https://bit.ly/3CFP3gm

Congrats to our newest IDC Staff instructor, Michael Gilmore!! 🤙🤙
01/18/2023

Congrats to our newest IDC Staff instructor, Michael Gilmore!! 🤙🤙

Want to keep training? We got you in the water and in the classroom. Our bestsellers:🌊 PADI Enriched Air/NitroxOur most ...
01/15/2023

Want to keep training? We got you in the water and in the classroom. Our bestsellers:

🌊 PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox
Our most popular specialty! Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder so many divers choose this as their very first specialty! Register: https://bit.ly/3CFP3gm

🤿PADI Equipment Specialist
MacGuyver took this course to get his dive gear is in tip-top shape. (True story, we swear.) Take our PADI Equipment Specialist Class and you'll be well-trained to perform simple, dive gear maintenance. Register: https://bit.ly/3IDNAL7

(Low on time? Patriot Scuba can fully assess your gear and properly service it before you head out on your long-awaited vacay.)

🚨Emergency Oxygen Provider
Help others should the need arise! Become a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider and breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and are prepared to offer aid. Register: https://bit.ly/3k82aAw

Plus! We're excited to offer TWO FREE classes & certs to our community, thanks to an awesome PADI AWARE Foundation Grant 2022. (A $200 value.)

FREE💧PADI Project AWARE
It's never been so easy & fun to take action. Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing our oceans and waterways, and easy, everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. Register: https://bit.ly/3ZrSSj2

FREE 🐠 PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet few know how vital reef ecosystems are. Learn about these incredible habitats and everyday ways to protect them. Register: https://bit.ly/3IDnIPJ

We go the extra mile in the cool and refreshing! Come in to be fitted for dry suit and keep training. You get in, we get...
01/14/2023

We go the extra mile in the cool and refreshing! Come in to be fitted for dry suit and keep training. You get in, we get in. Let’s do this.

01/11/2023

Dredging years of silt and sediment buildup from the . Yessss! ❤️🌊🐟🦆Our lot is temporarily closed til Jan 20. But, you can easily access us, and grab free street parking!

01/10/2023

Parking lot is closed Tues Jan 10.
But we are OPEN!

Want to stay warm-and-toasty-yet-keep-learning this season? Check out:👉Emergency Oxygen Provider👉Enriched Air/Nitrox👉Pro...
01/08/2023

Want to stay warm-and-toasty-yet-keep-learning this season? Check out:
👉Emergency Oxygen Provider
👉Enriched Air/Nitrox
👉Project Aware
👉Coral Reef Conservation
👉Equipment Specialist

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Best. Welcome. To the New Year. Ever.
01/03/2023

Best. Welcome. To the New Year. Ever.

Morgan and her fresh catch of the day on the Bahamas Live-aboard!
01/03/2023

Morgan and her fresh catch of the day on the Bahamas Live-aboard!

Blacksbeard's cruise trip begins!!
01/01/2023

Blacksbeard's cruise trip begins!!

New Years Hours 🍾🥂
12/29/2022

New Years Hours 🍾🥂

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the best Dive Family on the planet. —The team at Patriot Scuba ❤️🎄
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the best Dive Family on the planet. —The team at Patriot Scuba ❤️🎄

We are closed today due to weather but you can still get gift certificates online! 🥶🎄patriotscuba.com
12/23/2022

We are closed today due to weather but you can still get gift certificates online! 🥶🎄patriotscuba.com

Come see us for last-minute gifts & gift cards!
12/22/2022

Come see us for last-minute gifts & gift cards!

12/21/2022

Check out our 50% OFF Rack, just in time for last-minute gifts! …Need a BIG gift?
🎁 Up to $100 off Pink Full Face Masks (2 avail)
🎁 20% off inflatable SUPs (2 avail)
DM or call us for details.

Holiday Shop Hours
Wed 21: Closed
Thurs 22: 12-8
Fri 23: 12-8
🎄Sat-Mon: Closed🎄
Tues 27: 12-8

Many thanks to these  elves:🖋🎙 Elf In A Wild Land for his madcap spoof on the . May his True Love take a bow, and then c...
12/20/2022

Many thanks to these elves:

🖋🎙 Elf In A Wild Land for his madcap spoof on the . May his True Love take a bow, and then clean up all the feathers.

🎄Elf Brother Bill for his ingenious Fin Tree. Never was there a Fin Tree so fine and finny!

🎥Elf Roger Productions for his excellent film crew and cinematic vision.

🎶The black crow for impersonating every bird in the song.

🎅🧑‍🎄 Mr. & Mrs. Scuba Santa for their crazy vision to entertain us when we're not diving!


Stop by til 8! Day 13: All deals extended through Dec 19! Come shop the fin tree loaded with gifts and more. 🎄And that w...
12/19/2022

Stop by til 8! Day 13: All deals extended through Dec 19! Come shop the fin tree loaded with gifts and more. 🎄

And that wraps up Patriot Scuba's 12 Days of Christmas! We hope you all had a good laugh and enjoyed the savings this gift-giving season.

Thank you all for helping us make 2022 a fantastic year! To show our appreciation, we are extending the sale through today! Stop by or call us for your last-minute holiday needs!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Patriot Scuba

The Team at Patriot Scuba

Congrats Eli on becoming a PADI Divemaster.  An awesome achievement!!
12/18/2022

Congrats Eli on becoming a PADI Divemaster. An awesome achievement!!

Nukes.....
12/18/2022

Nukes.....

LAST DAY! Get ALL  deals ‘til Sun Dec 18! Check out the MANY items on sale til 5PM today. That means:Day 1 — 15% off Fin...
12/18/2022

LAST DAY! Get ALL deals ‘til Sun Dec 18! Check out the MANY items on sale til 5PM today. That means:

Day 1 — 15% off Fins
Day 2 — 15% off Snorkel & Masks
Day 3 — 15% off Neoprene Bags
Day 4 — 15% off Ocean Sole
Day 5 — 15% off Dive Lights
Day 6 — 15% off audible signaling device
Day 7 — 10% off Peak Performance Buoyancy Clinic
Day 8 — 15% off BCDs
Day 9 — 15% off Wetsuits
Day 10 — 10% off Cameras
Day 11 — 15% off Surface Signaling Devices (except DAN.)
Day 12 — 15% off Gear Bags

All sale items are In-stock only. Patriot Scuba Personnel not included 😆.

12daysofchristmas

Day 12: 15% off all in-stock gear bags!On the twelfth and final day of Christmas, I was settling up with the dive shop b...
12/18/2022

Day 12: 15% off all in-stock gear bags!

On the twelfth and final day of Christmas, I was settling up with the dive shop before an evening flight back to DC. It looked like a busy morning for them. Mountains of tanks were hauled onto the boats, and staff hurried to pound gear into bags. The sounds of a dive shop in action are music to my ears, but after a moment, I realized there was an actual beat.

I looked over at the staff packing bags and listened. Each slap and shake wove together to make a rhythmic, tribal sound that set the whole shop moving in time. I knew the answer before I counted. Twelve staff drummed out the beat as they slammed gear into bags.

I had my texts open before the first one came in.

“And finally, on the 12th day of Christmas…”
“12 drummers drumming for my true love!”

“Who are you?!?”

“That’s for me to know and you to find out. ;)”

"This is insane. You've got to give me a clue!"

“Maybe next year…”

And with that, My True Love disappeared from my life… At least for another year. I sat for a moment, conflicted about finally reaching the end of this little game. On impulse, I texted the shop that all gear bags in stock would be 15% off today. No harm in extending the fun by one more day…

Day 11: Get 15% off Signal Marker Buoys! (Except for DAN brand.) 🎄On the eleventh day of Christmas, I was waiting to lea...
12/18/2022

Day 11: Get 15% off Signal Marker Buoys! (Except for DAN brand.)

🎄On the eleventh day of Christmas, I was waiting to leave for the afternoon dives when a class of eight, 2 Divemasters, and their Instructor boarded. They were doing Open Water check-out dives, and after setting up their gear, the two dive pros walked the students through blowing up their signal marker buoys.

Soon the usually spacious boat was cramped with nearly a dozen orange signal tubes stretching out from the sides of purpling faces like a bunch of hyperventilating flutists. My phone buzzed, and I immediately knew what I’d find.

A text chain from My True Love read:

“Eleven pipers piping for my true love!”

“Signal tubes were the closest thing I could come up with for pipes.”

“I mean, if you squint, they look a little like pipes."

“Even though they sound like kazoos…"

I closed the messages without responding and then had an idea. I texted the shop to tell them to mark all surface signaling devices as 15% off (except DAN*). After all, everyone should have one.

*DAN excluded from sale

Congrats Ryan on your PADI Divemaster Certification!
12/17/2022

Congrats Ryan on your PADI Divemaster Certification!

Day 10: 10% off in-stock cameras!By the tenth day of Christmas, I had had enough. So the night before, I hopped on a las...
12/17/2022

Day 10: 10% off in-stock cameras!

By the tenth day of Christmas, I had had enough. So the night before, I hopped on a last-minute flight to Curacao. And by the morning, I was jumping off the boat for the first dive. There were ten balding guys from DC onboard, each fumbling with big, complicated cameras. So I was on the bottom first, cruising the reef.

I came alive when I spotted a seahorse nestled among the coral. I signaled the guide above me, and, at once, all ten photographers leaped from the boat, rocketing toward the wide-eyed seahorse. I was blown back in the wash of their fins, tumbling end over end. And when I finally righted, the guide handed me a slate.

In familiar handwriting, it read, "Ten lords a-leaping for my true love!" I looked back at the guide with confusion. She signaled to flip the slate over. The other side read, "How did I know about your last-minute trip? Christmas Magic!!! Lol. Seriously though, you need to change your Expedia password."

Topside, I was still reeling from My True Love's commitment to the bit when I overheard a couple of the guys complaining about how hard it was to travel with such big camera rigs. Before I could stop myself, I told them that Patriot Scuba sells great travel cameras at great prices. With big grins, they each promised to stop in after their vacation.

Day 9: 15% off in-stock wetsuits!On the ninth day of Christmas, I was packing gear when I heard a scuffling sound from t...
12/15/2022

Day 9: 15% off in-stock wetsuits!

On the ninth day of Christmas, I was packing gear when I heard a scuffling sound from the front. I put down the gear bag and headed up to find nine women struggling into wetsuits. Altogether, it looked like some strange interpretive dance.

The front door was locked. So, I asked, “Who let you in?” When no one answered, I realized they each wore earbuds. I approached, and one lady looked up from her labors. She thrust a card in my direction.

"Nine ladies doing the wetsuit dance for my true love! I had to bribe them with the earbuds for a whole 'silent disco' thing. Lame, but you would not believe what it would have cost to hire nine professional dancers on short notice."

Feel free not to next time, I thought with a huff. I looked back to the crowd, stretching and sweating in what had been brand-new suits. If I had to discount them, I might as well discount all the suits in the store. So, I left them dancing while I printed another 15% off sign.


12/14/2022

2 spots jusssst opened on our New Years Bahamas Trip! See post below!

Day 8: 15% off in-stock BCDs!On the eighth day of Christmas, I paused before the locked shop door, bracing myself in the...
12/13/2022

Day 8: 15% off in-stock BCDs!

On the eighth day of Christmas, I paused before the locked shop door, bracing myself in the frosty air. I didn’t know what My True Love had in store today, but I couldn’t imagine how 'eight maids a-milking' could go any way but sideways. Still, sometimes the only route ahead is through. So holding my breath, I opened the door and listened.

I heard no mooing, no lowing, no braying. There came no gossiping Swiss voices, no clanking of buckets, no squelch of spraying milk. But the silent anticipation grated my nerves to shreds. I peeked my head into the Blue Room and nearly passed out in peals of hysterical laughter.

In the center of the carpet were eight mannequins, each dressed in inflatable cow costumes and squeezed into BCDs. Each gripped the low-pressure inflator hose with one poofy hoof. Wiping the tears from my eyes, I read the card.

"Not quite 'eight maids a-milking,' but I couldn't think of anything PG for this one. So I figured cows were close enough.”

It was an uncharacteristic display of restraint from My True Love. And it put me in such a good mood that I took 15% off all the BCDs we had in the store.

🖊

We’ve extended ALL  deals ‘til Sun Dec 18! That means:Day 1 — 15% off FinsDay 2 — 15% off Snorkel & MasksDay 3 — 15% off...
12/13/2022

We’ve extended ALL deals ‘til Sun Dec 18! That means:

Day 1 — 15% off Fins
Day 2 — 15% off Snorkel & Masks
Day 3 — 15% off Neoprene Bags
Day 4 — 15% off Ocean Sole
Day 5 — 15% off Dive Lights
Day 6 — 15% off audible signaling device
Day 7 — 10% off Peak Performance Buoyancy Clinic
Day 8 — 15% off BCDs

👀Look for Day 9 to start 12/15!

All sale items are In-stock only.

Day 7: We fear his sanity is officially in the balance... (Yours would be too if you found love notes and swans 🦢🦢🦢 ever...
12/12/2022

Day 7: We fear his sanity is officially in the balance... (Yours would be too if you found love notes and swans 🦢🦢🦢 everywhere.) A Peak Performance Buoyancy clinic would do the trick. Get 10% off ‘til Sun Dec 18!

🖊In A Wild Land

Day 6: Now Scuba Steve wants in on the fun. 15% off Audible Signaling Devices 🎄Discount good til Dec. 11!
12/11/2022

Day 6: Now Scuba Steve wants in on the fun. 15% off Audible Signaling Devices 🎄Discount good til Dec. 11!


12/11/2022

Day 5: Blinded by the Light! 🔦 🎄🔦
Revv up like a deuce and get 15% off in-stock Dive Lights. has nothing to do with 5 golden rings, but we’re having fun. 😆🎄Discount good til Dec. 11!


Day 5: Blinded by the Light! 🔦 🎄🔦Get 15% off in-stock Dive Lights. Good til Dec. 11! Plus, it’s our Saturday Stuff A Sto...
12/10/2022

Day 5: Blinded by the Light! 🔦 🎄🔦
Get 15% off in-stock Dive Lights. Good til Dec. 11!

Plus, it’s our Saturday Stuff A Stocking Sale. 15% off whatever you can stuff in our stocking!

🎁 Saturday, Dec 10: We’re open LATE til 8!! Come shop HolidayFest in OCQ, hop the FREE shuttle. Visit Occoquan Occoquan Craft Shows and Events


12/10/2022

Day 4: 15% off these adorable creatures calling your “sole.” ❤️🐬🩴 Get it? A perfect fit under the tree. Good ‘til Sun Dec 11.


Day 4: Four calling birds!… calling your sole…Ocean Sole that is. 15% off Ocean Sole, good ‘til Sun Dec 11!
12/10/2022

Day 4: Four calling birds!… calling your sole…Ocean Sole that is.

15% off Ocean Sole, good ‘til Sun Dec 11!


12/09/2022

Day 3! We’ve never had to pull feathers out of a video, until now. 🐓🐓🐓

Bag 15% off in-stock neoprene bags ‘til Sun Dec 11. Feel free to get In A Wild Land a neoprene bag, he could certainly use one!


DAY 3: Get 15% off in-stock beautiful neoprene bags, . Good ‘til Sun Dec 11.
12/08/2022

DAY 3: Get 15% off in-stock beautiful neoprene bags, . Good ‘til Sun Dec 11.


As Founders of Patriots for Disabled Divers (PFDD), and Patriot Scuba being the 'Original' affiliate, Merial and I truly...
12/08/2022

As Founders of Patriots for Disabled Divers (PFDD), and Patriot Scuba being the 'Original' affiliate, Merial and I truly enjoy sharing diving as a therapeutic sport for our Injured Veterans. Yesterday I was able share a moment with 7 great individuals compliments of PFDD and the GA Aquarium Veteran's Immersion Program.

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305 Mill Street, Unit B-1
Occoquan, VA
22125

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 490-1175

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Enjoy the dive video of our swim with the gentle giants!

Thanks to the GA Aquarium for an amazing experience!

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Bob Taradash
Another amazing PFDD dive trip to the GA Aquarium!
Patriot Scuba
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PADI
Ocean Enterprises Dive Team
Bob Taradash
Having a great time with our GA Aquarium divers while they get excited for tomorrow’s dive with the whale sharks.
Patriot Scuba
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PFDD, Patriot Scuba, PADI, and Bryan Anderson were just highlighted in an amazing article in The Washington Post.

Scuba diving is therapeutic! Many thanks to PADI and other organizations who make it possible for disabled persons to breathe underwater and fly through the oceans! Thanks to Natalie for capturing this wonderful experience.
Bob Taradash

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/04/11/scuba-diving-disability-amputee-ptsd/
Congratulations to Rob for becoming a PADI Open Water and Dry Suit Certified Diver. It was great being your instructor this weekend.
The Quarribean was 41 deg at depth. Refreshing!
Patriot Scuba
Bob Taradash
I highly recommend that you visit Patriot Scuba, rather you are an experience scuba diver or just curious about scuba diving. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and the advice is always excellent.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the families and small businesses that donated items for the basket raffle at our State Final this year! Your contributions helped our track raise over $1,200! We appreciate your generosity and plan to do great things for our track next year.

Help support these sponsors and remember to shop !

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Marissa Moore
Took the opportunity to recognize PADI for their incredible support to PFDD by presenting Drew Richardson and Kristin Valette-Wirth with a certificate of appreciation while here together at DEMA. PADI enabled the certification of Bryan Anderson and is amplifying his inspirational message to never quit and never stop enjoying life! We thank you for helping us bring the joy, adventure, camaraderie, and therapy of scuba to the disabled Veteran community.
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Thank you to our affiliate Patriot Scuba for raising $8000.00 at their Halloween Haunted Maze and Dive Bar! This will allow 8 disabled Veterans to get certified as PADI open water scuba divers. Can’t wait to see how big this grows next year!
Movie night in the park was so much fun! Big thanks to Occoquan businesses Occoquan Optical, Hitchcock Paper Co. and Patriot Scuba plus town residents Lisa and Krys for volunteering to sell tickets and concessions. And of course to all the attendees! There were some adorable witches, skeletons, and ghosts in attendance tonight.
Thanks Patriot Scuba with Mike, & Tom for getting my Open Water Cert Phoenix so I could get Advanced Open Water certified down in the keys!!!
Nomad Scuba LLC. 🤿👌🏼🤙🏼🦈🐠
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They are always willing to take the time needed to explain the equipment options, provide recommendations with rationale, and the services and training available.

Great Dive Shop!🥽
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