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. Divers invest time and resources to enjoy the underwater world, and wouldn’t it be nice to have a dive shop that recognizes that and gives you more value?
At Nautilus Aquatics we pride ourselves on having the best instructors and staff, and that starts with great leadership. It isn’t about the quantity of divers we certify, rather the quality of those divers, and the training experience, be it locally or on one of our great travel adventures.
Finally, Nautilus Aquatics takes pride in ensuring you are equipped with whatever you need to support your diving style (recreational divers, specialty enthusiasts, professionals, etc). We are not a one-size-fits-all shop. We tailor all equipment recommendations to fit your needs!
Take the time to visit us and let us prove to you why we are the best dive shop for your certification, gear, and travel needs. See what makes us different. See what makes us your local dive shop.
Henry E. Johnson, Jason Davis, & Melissa Miles (Owners)