Nautilus Aquatics

Nautilus Aquatics We’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

Is one of your new year resolutions to get in shape?  Divers Alert Network offers some great swimming fitness tips in th...
01/04/2022
Introduction to Swim Fitness - Divers Alert Network

Is one of your new year resolutions to get in shape?

Divers Alert Network offers some great swimming fitness tips in the article below.

Swimming is a noncontact physical activity that lets you be socially distant while still receiving many health benefits.

A new year and a new chance to inspire more kids and adults to protect what they love: the ocean! We share in Zoona's ze...
01/02/2022
This scuba instructor believes diving is the key to protecting coral in the Maldives

A new year and a new chance to inspire more kids and adults to protect what they love: the ocean! We share in Zoona's zeal for teaching. Read about her passionate efforts in the link below.

Zoona Naseem is the Maldives' second certified PADI course director. But rather than turning her skills towards tourists she opened the Moodhu Bulhaa Dive Centre, dedicated to teaching local women and children.

2022 is nearly here. We wish you and yours a very happy new year ahead!
01/01/2022

2022 is nearly here. We wish you and yours a very happy new year ahead!

2022 is nearly here. We wish you and yours a very happy new year ahead!

Do you have a family member or friend who has yet to get certified? Consider passing this great article along to them. A...
12/29/2021
Try Diving: 7 Reasons You Need to

Do you have a family member or friend who has yet to get certified? Consider passing this great article along to them. And even if you are already certified PADI nicely details many of the reasons we dive in the link below.

Scuba diving is an activity that will benefit your entire life. Here are just some of the reasons why you need to try diving.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry 'Scuba'mas! May you enjoy the spirit of the season with your friends and family near ...
12/25/2021

Wishing you and yours a very Merry 'Scuba'mas!

May you enjoy the spirit of the season with your friends and family near and far!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry 'Scuba'mas!

May you enjoy the spirit of the season with your friends and family near and far!

Our Overstock Warehouse Sale is nearly here!Stop by either store location this weekend.Don't miss out on these amazing d...
12/17/2021

Our Overstock Warehouse Sale is nearly here!

Stop by either store location this weekend.

Don't miss out on these amazing deals:

New/In Stock Items for 30-50% OFF:
5mm & 7mm wetsuits, Select Fins, Masks, & Accessories

Used/Demo Items for Sale:
Regulators from $250-$400, Dive Computers from $100-$400, Masks from $15-$50, & BCDs from $150-$250

Our Overstock Warehouse Sale is nearly here!

Stop by either store location this weekend.

Don't miss out on these amazing deals:

New/In Stock Items for 30-50% OFF:
5mm & 7mm wetsuits, Select Fins, Masks, & Accessories

Used/Demo Items for Sale:
Regulators from $250-$400, Dive Computers from $100-$400, Masks from $15-$50, & BCDs from $150-$250

Stop by to check out our New Inventory, while supplies last!*Stream2Sea Products: Hand Lotion, BB Cream, & Aloe Gel--Mak...
12/14/2021

Stop by to check out our New Inventory, while supplies last!

*Stream2Sea Products: Hand Lotion, BB Cream, & Aloe Gel
--Make Your Own Gift Bag
--Save 10-15% on selected items

*AquaTek Vests: Perfect for layering!

*Akona Gear Bags: Huron LT Mesh Backpack & Lightweight Roller Duffel

*TUSA: Intega Mask

*BigBlue Dive Lights: 1200/450 Combo Kit

Stop by to check out our New Inventory, while supplies last!

*Stream2Sea Products: Hand Lotion, BB Cream, & Aloe Gel
--Make Your Own Gift Bag
--Save 10-15% on selected items

*AquaTek Vests: Perfect for layering!

*Akona Gear Bags: Huron LT Mesh Backpack & Lightweight Roller Duffel

*TUSA: Intega Mask

*BigBlue Dive Lights: 1200/450 Combo Kit

The first scuba diver says to the second scuba diver, "What are your thoughts on diving?" The second scuba diver says, "...
12/13/2021

The first scuba diver says to the second scuba diver, "What are your thoughts on diving?" The second scuba diver says, "Well, I guess it's descent as a hobby."

We think it's more than decent, but maybe we are a little biased. 😆 Wishing you a great week ahead.

The first scuba diver says to the second scuba diver, "What are your thoughts on diving?" The second scuba diver says, "Well, I guess it's descent as a hobby."

We think it's more than decent, but maybe we are a little biased. 😆 Wishing you a great week ahead.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Dive Professional? Why not set an early New Year's Resolution now and start worki...
12/10/2021
Why Now is a Great Time to Become a PADI Instructor

Have you ever thought about becoming a Dive Professional?

Why not set an early New Year's Resolution now and start working towards that new dream?

We are here to help you and answer any questions you may have about the process.

If you’ve been thinking about taking a career break, read on to find out more about taking a career break as a PADI Instructor.

Our students in the November 13 & 14 pool sessions did a fabulous job and had some fun along the way. Way to go Confined...
12/08/2021

Our students in the November 13 & 14 pool sessions did a fabulous job and had some fun along the way.

Way to go Confined Open Water and Scuba Review divers!

📸 credit to Josh H.

#scuba #scubadiving #openwater #scubareview

There has been a date change for our upcoming Overstock Warehouse Sale. Please note the new dates are now December 18 & ...
12/06/2021

There has been a date change for our upcoming Overstock Warehouse Sale.

Please note the new dates are now December 18 & 19.

We hope to see you there!

There has been a date change for our upcoming Overstock Warehouse Sale.

Please note the new dates are now December 18 & 19.

We hope to see you there!

Have you heard any of these myths about learning CPR? We can help dispel these misconceptions and give you confidence in...
12/03/2021
Myths About Learning CPR - Emergency First Response

Have you heard any of these myths about learning CPR?

We can help dispel these misconceptions and give you confidence in preforming CPR should the need ever arise.

In this article, we’ll address common myths and misconceptions about CPR and why it's so important to get training in CPR

Mark your calendars for our Overstock Warehouse Sale on December 11 & 12.
11/29/2021

Mark your calendars for our Overstock Warehouse Sale on December 11 & 12.

Mark your calendars for our Overstock Warehouse Sale on December 11 & 12.

Do you love scuba diving? You might love freediving too. You don't have to choose you can do both.
11/27/2021
Who is Freediving For? - International Training - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI

Do you love scuba diving? You might love freediving too.

You don't have to choose you can do both.

Have you ever wanted to try freediving but were worried that it might not be for you? Well, you’re in luck because this article is just for you. We’re breaking down some myths and mental barriers that often keep people from learning to freedive.

#HappyThanksgiving from all of us at Nautilus Aquatics to you!We are closed today and tomorrow. See you on Saturday.
11/25/2021

#HappyThanksgiving from all of us at Nautilus Aquatics to you!

We are closed today and tomorrow. See you on Saturday.

#HappyThanksgiving from all of us at Nautilus Aquatics to you!

We are closed today and tomorrow. See you on Saturday.

Tis the season of giving. Why not give eco-friendly gifts to your loved ones?PADI lists oodles of options in the link be...
11/22/2021
25 Eco-Friendly Gifts That Support Ocean Conservation

Tis the season of giving. Why not give eco-friendly gifts to your loved ones?

PADI lists oodles of options in the link below. Happy eco-friendly shopping!

Fun eco-friendly gifts and ocean friendly products. Friends and family will love these sustainable presents that support ocean conservation

Can you name this type of fish?Extra credit for specifying where in the world you might find one.#fishid #scubadiving #s...
11/20/2021

Can you name this type of fish?

Extra credit for specifying where in the world you might find one.

#fishid #scubadiving #scuba

Can you name this type of fish?

Extra credit for specifying where in the world you might find one.

#fishid #scubadiving #scuba

Our #Fiji #scuba trip details have changed!Lower pricing with the same great #liveaboard experience! Lower Pricing: $5,5...
11/18/2021

Our #Fiji #scuba trip details have changed!

Lower pricing with the same great #liveaboard experience!

Lower Pricing: $5,575 (double occupancy)
Updated Travel: Departing from SFO
Adjusted Dates: December 26, 2021 thru January 4, 2022

For full trip details please visit our website at: https://nautilusva.com/fiji-december26-21-january8-22/

Our #Fiji #scuba trip details have changed!

Lower pricing with the same great #liveaboard experience!

Lower Pricing: $5,575 (double occupancy)
Updated Travel: Departing from SFO
Adjusted Dates: December 26, 2021 thru January 4, 2022

For full trip details please visit our website at: https://nautilusva.com/fiji-december26-21-january8-22/

Did you know that jellyfish are the oldest multi-cellular animals on the planet? Woah, that's old!Find our more interest...
11/14/2021
Three Incredible Jellyfish You Probably Don’t Know About

Did you know that jellyfish are the oldest multi-cellular animals on the planet? Woah, that's old!

Find our more interesting facts at PADI 's blog link below.

Jellyfish have evolved over millions of years with unique characteristics. Check out some of the most interesting.

11/11/2021

To all Veterans, thank you for your service!

Have you ever deployed a surface marker buoy? Are you familiar with why a “safety sausage” is an important piece of scub...
11/09/2021
The Surface Marker Buoy

Have you ever deployed a surface marker buoy? Are you familiar with why a “safety sausage” is an important piece of scuba equipment?

To learn a little bit more, take a look at the demonstration video below.

This video describes uses and one recreational technique for deploying the surface marker buoy while scuba diving.This video is for demonstration purposes on...

Practicing good boat diving etiquette helps ensure safety and enjoyment. Below, SDI TDI ERDI PFI offers a great summary.
11/05/2021
Boat Diving Etiquette - SDI | TDI | ERDI | PFI

Practicing good boat diving etiquette helps ensure safety and enjoyment.

Below, SDI TDI ERDI PFI offers a great summary.

Are you practicing proper boat diving etiquette? Whether you’ve been diving for a month or even a few years, it never hurts to go over the basic curiosities of boat diving. This article will walk you through everything you need to know before you get to the dock and when you’re returning.

Don't miss out on our upcoming Overstock Warehouse Sale!
11/03/2021

Don't miss out on our upcoming Overstock Warehouse Sale!

Don't miss out on our upcoming Overstock Warehouse Sale!

Do you hate when you have to stop scuba diving?Does it make you deep-pressed?Then don't stop!We have winter classes and ...
11/02/2021

Do you hate when you have to stop scuba diving?

Does it make you deep-pressed?

Then don't stop!

We have winter classes and upcoming trips to fill your calendar with scuba fun!

Do you hate when you have to stop scuba diving?

Does it make you deep-pressed?

Then don't stop!

We have winter classes and upcoming trips to fill your calendar with scuba fun!

Wishing you a fab-boo-lous #Halloween!
10/31/2021

Wishing you a fab-boo-lous #Halloween!

Wishing you a fab-boo-lous #Halloween!

With Halloween around the corner, #PADI takes a look at 5 marine mimics in the link below.Have you seen any of these cre...
10/28/2021
Marine Mimics: 5 Animals That Are Always in Costume

With Halloween around the corner, #PADI takes a look at 5 marine mimics in the link below.

Have you seen any of these creatures in your diving adventure?

hese five ocean animal mimics are always in costume to survive.

We love sharing positive news stories with you. Take a look at this award winning project. Coral Vita  started in Grand ...
10/26/2021
CORAL PROJECT WINS £1M FROM PRINCE WILLIAM'S EARTHSHOT

We love sharing positive news stories with you.

Take a look at this award winning project. Coral Vita started in Grand Bahama and unlike most coral farms it grows the corals on land using a technique called microfragmenting. This technique has shown positive results helping to replant slow-growing species.

Together we really can make a difference.

Coral Vita Project Wins £1m from Prince William's Earthshot Prize

What would you do in a similar emergency situation to the one in the link below? Not sure? Maybe it is time to refresh y...
10/24/2021
What Would You Do?

What would you do in a similar emergency situation to the one in the link below?

Not sure?

Maybe it is time to refresh your Emergency, First Aid & CPR skills with us. Sign-up today for an upcoming class.

In this scenario involving a three-auto pileup and a victim with severe blood loss trauma, would you know how to respond?

10/21/2021

Premiering in theaters tomorrow, October 22!

For over four decades Jacques-Yves Cousteau was
renowned for his love of the natural world.

From National Geographic Documentary Films , #BecomingCousteau takes an
inside look at his life and legacy.

www.becomingcousteau.film

West Palm Beach, Florida is where many #scubadiving dreams come true!Our trip in early October was great fun with this f...
10/18/2021

West Palm Beach, Florida is where many #scubadiving dreams come true!

Our trip in early October was great fun with this fabulous crew of new and experienced divers alike!

We are looking forward to our upcoming trip in December.

#nautilusvatravel #nautilusva #nautilusvawestpalmbeach #nautilusvawestpalmbeach2021 #scuba #diving

How many of these marine life animals have you spotted on your #scubadiving adventures?#mainelifehandsignals
10/12/2021

How many of these marine life animals have you spotted on your #scubadiving adventures?

#mainelifehandsignals

How many of these marine life animals have you spotted on your #scubadiving adventures?

#mainelifehandsignals

Address

1007A Ruritan Cir
Sterling, VA
20164

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 421-3483

Products

Aqua Lung, Scuba Pro, Dive Rite, Tusa, Apeks, Mares, Ikelite, OTS, Atomic, Bare, Zeagle, Stahlsac, SharkSkin, Fourth Element, Big Blue

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Ever since we first explored the beautiful worlds that exist underwater, we’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 we’ve fallen in love with. After all, scuba diving is for everyone. With our expert instruction and range of trusted products, you’ll be ready to enjoy the water yourself in no time.

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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!
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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! 😂😂 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! I’m VERY proud of this accomplishment for so many reasons! I’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 ♥️🦓 - thank you to my #diveshop Nautilus Aquatics for getting me there (as well as Deepsea Freediving School and Dive Friends Bonaire)
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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!
Fun time at Isla Mujeres. August 23, 2019
Fun time and lunch at Isla Mujeres. August 23, 2019.