SPE Dive School is the ONLY licensed Private Educational Institution (P.E.I.) in the DMV Area – not a retail dive shop. This means our passion is education. We have been training safe divers for more than 50 years in our central location to Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Divers Prefer SPE Training:

  • To ensure our divers are using the safest, most reliable gear, we use the highest quality SCUBA equipment during all pool training sessions.
  • We’re a short walk from the Friendship Heights Metro (Red Line) and minutes from I-495 and the Washington Beltway. Click for Directions.
  • SCUBA classes are designed specifically for busy professionals. Students have lots of options to get certified.
  • We offer superior personal instruction by certified PADI instructors. All pool sessions offer a low student-to-instructor ratio.
  • Only the highest quality dive equipment is used and new equipment is available for purchase to our students and graduates at discount prices forever!
  • Local dive trips and Caribbean dive trips are offered every month.
  • Programs qualify you for the most prestigious and widely accepted international certifications from PADI International (Professional Association of Dive Instructors).
  • We are very involved in and supportive of the marine conservation.