The Finest and Most Experienced Dive School in the Metro Area

We are a dive school – not a retail dive shop. This means our passion is education, with the best SCUBA dive lessons and certification in the area. We have been training divers for more than 40 years in our central location to Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.


Divers Prefer SPE Training:

  • To ensure our divers are using the safest, most reliable gear, we make a large selection of equipment available only to students at discount prices.
  • We’re a short walk from the Friendship Heights Metro (Red Line) and minutes from I-495 and the Washington, DC 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 Master Divers, taught in person. 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, YMCA and CMAS.
  • We are very involved in and supportive of environmental protection, conservation of the coral reef and marine life.