About Us

Store Hours & Info

P: 267-343-5590

Winter Hours:

Tues-Fri 4pm-8pm

Sat 11am-4pm

Sun & Mon Closed

7714 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19152

Announcements & Upcoming Events

We now have GoPro Hero4 Black Edition cameras and accessories in stock!

Seahorses Dive Club Meeting: March 10th @ 7:00pm

Open Water Class: February 22nd, March 1st, 8th and 15th.

Discover Scuba and Refreshers: February 22nd, March 1st, 8th and 15th.

North Carolina Dive Trip: July 31st-August 3rd.

Bonaire Dive Trip: November 7th-14th 2015.  See our trips page for details!

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Scubadelphia History

Scubadelphia Commercial courtesy of Erik Lu.

Over the past few years, Scuba shops in Philadelphia have been on the decline. Some of the greatest shops in the city, such as the Diving Bell, have closed. Dave and Melissa felt the need to carry on the tradition of fun and excitement in the underwater world for the people of Philadelphia.

Please let us introduce you to the magic of SCUBA. There is plenty of local diving as well as diving a few hours drive away, and of course there is always diving in tropical destinations. You don’t need to be an Olympic swimmer and you don’t need to be wealthy to enjoy diving.

We supply recreational, technical, police/fire units, military and commercial markets with high quality gear.  We offer a wide variety of classes, gear and spearguns to suit your needs. Stop by the shop, call or email us with any questions. We are here to help you with all of your diving needs!

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DaveDave Barnes is a proud member of Glaziers Local 252 and District Council 21. He is also a Welding Instructor with the School District of Philadelphia.  He has been diving since 1995. Dave is the head instructor teaching Open water and Divemaster and every course in between. When he’s not diving, Dave also enjoys flying airplanes, watching the Phillies and Flyers and traveling.



MelissaMelissa Barnes has been diving since 2007. She is an architect during the day and moonlights as a Divemaster. She assists with classes and runs our Refresher course for rusty divers. Melissa also enjoys traveling, watching the Phillies and Flyers and playing softball and football when not in the water.


Obie and Owen

Obie (left) is the shop Guard Dog. His main job is to make people smile. When he isn’t working he loves to play fetch and bounce balloons off of his nose. Obie is the highest paid member of our staff.

Owen (right)  is the newest member of our staff.  His main job is to greet people at the door.  He enjoys sleeping in the sun and stealing toys from Obie when he has some down time from work.