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Columbia Scuba is a full-service scuba shop, catering to our customers' diving needs for more than 35 years.   As an Instructor Development Center, we are qualified to train all PADI levels through Dive Instructors.  


What This Means for You.

It means you're in good hands with our highly-trained, experienced, and knowledgeable dive staff.  Regardless of whether you're a beginner, racking up your Specialty Certifications, or looking to Go Pro, you will receive exceptional training here at Columbia Scuba.  You'll benefit from our depth of experience because, together, our Pro diving staff has more years of aggregated diving experience than we care to admit! 

This family owned and oriented, veteran-friendly dive shop is here to help.  Stop by and let us assist you with all your diving needs.



Our Mission.

Interior Front of Columbia Scuba Dive Shop with mascot Gracie

It is our mission to introduce as many people as possible to the magical underwater world that awaits below the surface and most importantly, to ensure we put well-trained, courteous, safety-first divers in the water, regardless of whether they are beginners or instructor-level.


Our Commitment.

Committed to excellence in quality, service and safety, we have been serving the Maryland, Northern Virginia, & Washington D.C. area for more than 35 years.  Our dive-certified staff can help you with all your dive needs:

  • Training
  • Travel
  • Quality Dive Equipment
  • Gear Servicing


Our Why.

Because we absolutely love diving and we want to help you to love it too!


Our Staff

Check out the Meet Our Staff page and get to know us a little better with surprising fun facts about our staff members.