Nautilus Aquatics

Nautilus Aquatics Two full-service scuba shops offering exceptional training, superior service, & quality merchandise for divers of all levels. Second address listed below.
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For your convenience we have TWO locations: 214 Dominion Road NE, Vienna VA 22180 and 1102 W. Church Rd, 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.

We will be closed today. See you tomorrow.
10/08/2018

We will be closed today. See you tomorrow.

10/06/2018
Smithsonian Earth

Do you know how long a sea turtle can hold its breath underwater?

Watch the video below to find out.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #seaturtles

How can sea turtles stay underwater for hours on just one short breath? This clip from Arabian Seas explains.

Equalize early and often!What technique works the best for you?#PADI #scuba #diving #scubdiving PADI
10/02/2018
Ear Equalization and Ear Care for Scuba Divers

Equalize early and often!

What technique works the best for you?

#PADI #scuba #diving #scubdiving PADI

Here are a variety of equalization techniques and tips to keep your ears healthy and clear.

09/30/2018
NowThis Future

These package-free shampoo drops could reduce a significant amount of plastic waste AND you wouldn't have to spend your time refilling those mini travel containers either!

These package-free shampoo drops could reduce the 18 tons of shampoo bottles that wind up in landfills every year

09/28/2018
The Key to Proper Hydration in Technical Diving - SDI | TDI | ERDI

Staying properly hydrated is equally important for recreational divers as it is for technical divers.

Take a look at TDI - Technical Diving International 's blog post below.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #TDI #techdiving #technicaldiving

Do you worry about proper hydration before, after and even during your dives? Do you find yourself completely exhausted after a dive? This could be because you’re not hydrating properly. Learn more about what dehydrates you and how to fix it before, during and after diving to ensure that you are a...

Do you consume air faster than your buddy? Have you wondered how to minimize your air consumption rate?Freediving breath...
09/26/2018
How Scuba Divers Can Improve Their Breathing

Do you consume air faster than your buddy? Have you wondered how to minimize your air consumption rate?

Freediving breathing techniques can help you achieve a better air consumption rate.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #freediving #airconsumption

What scuba divers can learn from freedivers on how to improve their breathing and air consumption.

🍂 We're having our annual fall sale this upcoming weekend! We'll have great deals on new & used equipment, snacks, an...
09/24/2018

🍂 We're having our annual fall sale this upcoming weekend! We'll have great deals on new & used equipment, snacks, and prizes!

🍂 New computers, wetsuits, regulators, BCD's, and accessories will be on sale, as well as, used BCD's, drysuits, & computers!

🍂 If you book or make a payment towards one of our great 2019 trips you'll receive a gift certificate toward a future purchase!

🍂 Save $$ and join in the fun!

#scubasale #divingsale #scubadivingsale #scubaequipmentsale #nautilusva #nautilusvaannualfallsale

The struggle is real for us divers! #DiverLife #SaltLife #PADI PADI
09/22/2018
15 Struggles Only A Diver Will Understand

The struggle is real for us divers!

#DiverLife #SaltLife #PADI PADI

As with all things, there’s a price to pay for getting to experience something as awesome as diving. Here are 15 struggles only a diver will understand.

08-25-18. Open Water pool class working on their CESA's. Great ascent rates everyone! #NautilusvaClassNPool2018 #scuba #...
09/21/2018

08-25-18. Open Water pool class working on their CESA's. Great ascent rates everyone!

#NautilusvaClassNPool2018 #scuba #diving #scubadiving #Nautilusva

09/20/2018
Scientists Just Identified The First Known Omnivorous Shark Species

Hollywood might have to rethink its Man-Eating shark themes! This shark eats veggies!

#SaveOurSharks #sharks #Flexitarian

Sharks are some of the most notorious meat-eaters on the planet. And for a long time, scientists assumed that the vast majority of these marine creatures were solely carnivorous.

Can you think of any others?A pod of 🐬s!#Fishid
09/18/2018

Can you think of any others?

A pod of 🐬s!

#Fishid

How old is my diving equipment? When should I replace my dive computer? When was the last time I inspected my BCD? Diver...
09/14/2018
AlertDiver.com | How Old Is Too Old?

How old is my diving equipment? When should I replace my dive computer? When was the last time I inspected my BCD?

Divers Alert Network offers some advice on how to answer these questions and we are happy to help you make these determinations too!

#DAN #Nautilusva #scuba #diving #scubadiving #ScubaEquipment

Replacing dive computers and BCDs

09/11/2018

Where would you like to scuba dive next?

Please vote, comment below with your destination, and reason why.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #NautilusTravelSeries #Nautilusva

What do our instructors do when they aren’t TEACHING Scuba Diving? They go Scuba Diving for fun!  Want to join us? Che...
09/09/2018

What do our instructors do when they aren’t TEACHING Scuba Diving? They go Scuba Diving for fun! Want to join us? Check out www.nautilusva.com.

With Rich Joshua Duane Marlene

We are 'weight'ing to help you with all of your scuba needs!#scuba #diving #scubadiving #nautilusva #scubadog #nautilusa...
09/07/2018

We are 'weight'ing to help you with all of your scuba needs!

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #nautilusva #scubadog #nautilusangel

Happy Labor Day!#HappyLaborDay #LaborDay #Nautilusva
09/03/2018

Happy Labor Day!

#HappyLaborDay #LaborDay #Nautilusva

Our own Tom Fitch with a whale Shark during our adventure today!  #nautilusva #whalesharks #mexico #scubafun
09/02/2018

Our own Tom Fitch with a whale Shark during our adventure today! #nautilusva #whalesharks #mexico #scubafun

Instructor day off.......Hatteras, NC. #Nautilusva
09/02/2018

Instructor day off.......Hatteras, NC. #Nautilusva

09/01/2018
BBC Earth

What other medicinal secrets does the ocean and its creatures hold?

#boxjellyfish

Are you brave enough to harvest venom from a box jellyfish? 😱

BBC Four w/ Simon Reeve

All smiles on the boat before dive 1 🐬With water this blue, how can you be anything but happy? 😎...#nautilusva #na...
09/01/2018

All smiles on the boat before dive 1 🐬
With water this blue, how can you be anything but happy? 😎
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#nautilusva #nautiluslife #scuba #scubadiving #mexico #divemexico #pueartoadventuras #boatdiving #allsmiles #happy #onthewater

Our very own Ian Davis gave the briefing this morning before our first dives in Mexico as part of his Dive Master traini...
09/01/2018

Our very own Ian Davis gave the briefing this morning before our first dives in Mexico as part of his Dive Master training! 🤙
Interested in taking your diving to an elite level? Ask us about our 16 week Dive Master Candidate program!
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#nautilusva #nautiluslife #scubadiving #scuba #divemexico #puertoadventuras #divemaster #padi #sdi #openwater

Have you ever seen a fellow diver kick a sea fan over or bump into the coral reef while taking a photo?Below are tips on...
08/29/2018
Redefine the Dive: 10 Tips to Dive Sustainably

Have you ever seen a fellow diver kick a sea fan over or bump into the coral reef while taking a photo?

Below are tips on how to avoid being 'that diver' and other ideas on how to reduce your environmental impact while diving.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #divesustainably

Ways to reduce your environmental impact when diving by the Reef-World Foundation.

Don't miss out! Only a few days left!🐚Aqua Lung Summer Sale/Discount🐚Purchase any qualifying regulator & octopus* ...
08/27/2018

Don't miss out! Only a few days left!

🐚Aqua Lung Summer Sale/Discount🐚

Purchase any qualifying regulator & octopus* and receive an i100 Dive Computer for 75¢ or credit (US$195.00) towards a computer upgrade.

75 years ago when Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnon invented the Aqua Lung, the history of dive was forever changed. The Aqua Lung had a profound effect on our planet, and became one of the most important inventions of our time by unlocking 70% of our globe.

In celebration of Aqua Lung's 75th Anniversary, we would like to invite you to participate in the "New Dive... at 75¢" offer.

*Qualifying products include Mikron, Core and Legend Series, XTX 50, XTX 100 and XTX 200, MTX-R, XL4 and Flight model regulators and any Airsource or Octos with exception of the ABS. *Offer valid now through August 31, 2018 or while supplies last. *Not valid with any other specials or promotions.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #Aqualung #scubaequipment #nautilusva #scubasale #scubadiscount #scubaequipmentsale

Have you experienced that annoying drip, drip, drip of water leaking into your mask on a dive?Click below to find out wh...
08/25/2018
Training Fundamentals: Clearing Your Mask

Have you experienced that annoying drip, drip, drip of water leaking into your mask on a dive?

Click below to find out why this might have happened and the solutions to fix it.

#scuba #diving #clearingyourmask #scubaequipment

Clearing your mask is a fundamental dive skill. How can you make the process simpler and more efficient?

08.17-19.18. SDI Open Water Class at Dutch Springs. Cassie, Craig, & John.#NautilusvaCampNDive2018 #SDI
08/24/2018

08.17-19.18. SDI Open Water Class at Dutch Springs. Cassie, Craig, & John.

#NautilusvaCampNDive2018 #SDI

Happy Monday! 🦈
08/20/2018

Happy Monday! 🦈

The future’s so bright you’ve just got to wear shades...

08/18/2018
BBC Earth

Look what happens when coral works together!?

#scuba #diving #coral #jellyfish

Look out jellyfish! This is what happens when coral works together.

BBC Scotland News

Stretching isn't just for the yoga gurus. It can help improve your experience as a scuba diver!Take a look at SDI - Scub...
08/16/2018
Improving Your Dive Performance and Comfort Isn’t a Massive Stretch - SDI | TDI | ERDI

Stretching isn't just for the yoga gurus. It can help improve your experience as a scuba diver!

Take a look at SDI - Scuba Diving International 's article below to improve your flexibility.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #SDI

Do you find yourself feeling stiff from time to time? Do you struggle to get your gear on? Your muscles might be begging you for a little TCL. Try these six stretches to improve your flexibility and your diving!

08/14/2018
BrightVibes

Are you familiar with The Ocean Cleanup project slated to launch next month?

The goal is to rid the Pacific Ocean of 5 trillion pieces of plastic and more!

Click below to learn more about this inspiring endeavor.

#SaveOurOceans #TheOceanCleanup

Eversince the 16 years old genius Boyan 💡 saw more plastic than fish in the sea, he's dedicated to come up with a scalable solution to rid our oceans of plastic. 🐟

Eight years later, his The Ocean Cleanup is about to start cleaning the Great Pacific Garbadge Patch. Two years ahead of schedule they will release the world's first 600m long system to capture ocean plastic.

Comment #YES and share this video if you agree we must all take much better care of our 🌎

Can you blow bubble rings like a 🐬? #scuba #diving #scubadiving
08/10/2018
How to Make Underwater Bubble Rings

Can you blow bubble rings like a 🐬?

#scuba #diving #scubadiving

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make underwater bubble rings, here are a few easy steps to follow.

What kind of first aid kit do you have at home? What's in it? And do you have one for diving? As the Boy Scouts say, 'Be...
08/06/2018
A First Aid Kit for Every Activity - Emergency First Response

What kind of first aid kit do you have at home? What's in it? And do you have one for diving?

As the Boy Scouts say, 'Be Prepared.' Create a first aid kit for every activity with the checklists in the link below.

#emergencyfirstresponse #scuba #diving #scubadiving #firstaid #firstaidkit

We are at your service!#scuba #diving #scubadiving #nautilusva #scubadog #nautilusangel
08/04/2018

We are at your service!

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #nautilusva #scubadog #nautilusangel

What has #scuba #diving taught you about yourself or the way you deal with a stressful situation?#scubadiving #PADI PADI
08/02/2018
How Psychology can Enhance our Experience of Scuba Diving

What has #scuba #diving taught you about yourself or the way you deal with a stressful situation?

#scubadiving #PADI PADI

What makes us do what we do? Psychology is the study of behaviour; what people do and think. The underwater environment creates unique challenges for us, and this has a fascinating impact on our behaviour. As divers we can benefit from:

#NautilusvaClassNPool2018
07/30/2018

#NautilusvaClassNPool2018

How do you remember the acronym for your predive safety check (B-W-R-A-F)?#scuba #diving #scubadiving #nautilusva #predi...
07/29/2018

How do you remember the acronym for your predive safety check (B-W-R-A-F)?

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #nautilusva #predivesafetycheck

It's a beautiful sight when you step onto the #diveboat and see a row of unused #scuba cylinders ready to go. But have y...
07/27/2018
AlertDiver.com | Compressors

It's a beautiful sight when you step onto the #diveboat and see a row of unused #scuba cylinders ready to go. But have you ever wondered how the air or nitrox mix gets into your cylinder?

Divers Alert Network gives a nice overview of compressors in the link below.

#DAN #scubadiving #diving

The art and science of producing breathing gas

The word is out and multiple restaurants, airlines, cities, and individuals are saying no to straws!🥤Together we can ...
07/25/2018
Plastic Straw Ban Proposed for DC

The word is out and multiple restaurants, airlines, cities, and individuals are saying no to straws!🥤Together we can make a difference!

#StopSucking #StopSuckingDC

D.C. lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would bar restaurants from giving out plastic straws and stirrers. Council members Mary Cheh and Jack Evans proposed the legislation, which would phase out the use of materials that cannot...

#SharkWeek is back! 🦈We are huge shark fans and welcome the opportunity to see these important creatures in their nat...
07/23/2018
The World’s Top 20 Shark Dives

#SharkWeek is back! 🦈

We are huge shark fans and welcome the opportunity to see these important creatures in their natural habitat.

Peruse some of the best locations around the 🌍 to spot sharks.

#scuba #diving #scubadiving #sharkweek2018 #shark #sharks

Shark Week 2018 is upon us. To kick off the celebration of our favorite apex predators, here we present the world’s top 20 shark dives.

We celebrated #padiwomensdiveday yesterday!!Here's to strong women.May we know them.May we be them.May we raise them.The...
07/23/2018

We celebrated #padiwomensdiveday yesterday!!

Here's to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.

These ladies are a credit to divers everywhere! 🐬 💕 🐠

(One of these things is not like the other.)

#nautilus #nautilusva #nautilusaquatics #nautiluslife #scuba #ladydivers #scubadiving #dutchsprings #mermaids #padiwomensdiveday2018 #padi PADI

Ready for an awesome dive weekend!!
07/20/2018

Ready for an awesome dive weekend!!

Address

1102 W Church Rd
Sterling, VA
20164

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 421-3483

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