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Address: 1754 Timberwood Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone Number: (434) 964-9200
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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True Dive Experts!

By living/diving in Florida & The Keys for the past decade, my standards for dive shop expertise are quite high. Dive Connections has lived up to it! The owner, staff and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
South Florida

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South Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

By living/diving in Florida & The Keys for the past decade, my standards for dive shop expertise are quite high. Dive Connections has lived up to it! The owner, staff and instructors are true professionals with extensive knowledge and guidance, all while focusing on safety and fun. Everyone we have encountered in the shop has been experienced divers with good... More 

Thank JulieWRichardson
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My 13 year-old son and I just completed a course with Dive Connections. Despite an "overbooked" class (lots of folks wanting to get certified in the first part of summer for vacations and such), instructor Mike maintained a calm and helpful demeanor at all times, always answering questions as if each student was the only person in the class. A... More 

Thank Joe S
Keswick, Virginia
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I think that the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They work with youth new to the sport to experienced divers,

3 Thank Peter R
Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

They have everything except a boat. Knowledgeable sales staff. Very enthusiastic, about all kinds of diving. If you travel with them, they take great care of you.

Thank cruizerz
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Committed owner and staff. Lots of classes, lots of trips, lots of effort apparent at this dive shop. Reminds me of the place that first hooked me on diving thirty years ago...

Thank Brian L
Zurich, Switzerland
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124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Chip is great to work with, but there are clearly some tensions at the shop in the moment. I was sad to see that given that its one of the few dive shops in this part of Virginia. I also comparatively felt like the prices of the products were higher here than they were in Northern Virginia -- particularly the... More 

Thank sd_in_switzerland
Panama City Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Great Dive Shop. Staff are extremely helpful and the store carries high quality products.

Thank Oscar_T_Mike
Park City, Utah
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197 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

I originally met Chip, one of the owners, on a trip to the Bahamas. He's passionate about his service and instruction. Even if you aren't from the area, many return to him to dive with out of the area. When I moved close to Charlottesville, (2 hours), I have made it my plan to make Dive Connections where I will... More 

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