Compass Dive and Sail was born out of the owner’s thirst for diving and exploring our wondrous planet. The staff and partners of Compass are dedicated to providing our customers with a unique experience whether it is dive or sailing instruction, a dive vacation or simply sailing the beautiful waters of the US Southeastern Coast or the Caribbean.
We are SSI and PADI certified instructors with thousands of dives with a desire to provide the most comprehensive instruction coupled with an overall exhilarating experience. We are located in Northern Virginia and partner with only the best. Our love for exploring the oceans is unmatched and we want to share our experiences and attachment to the oceans with you. Whether we are diving a pristine reef in Bonaire or training you in a local quarry or pool, we are always by your side. We offer courses in introductory scuba certification, advanced certification and diving specialties. We also train divers at the professional level for Divemaster and Assistant Instructor ratings. Our scuba instructors are also certified Divers Alert Network (DAN) Instructors. We offer safety, first aid and CPR/AED training for divers and corporations, both big and small. As a DAN business partner we have access to all of the latest educational information related to diving research and medicine for both on land and at sea.
In addition to our diving and first responder programs we are partners with the non-profit organization Mission Deep Blue to provide education and environmental training for the protection of our oceans and waterways. As scuba instructors we are stewards of the waters we explore. We want to educate you in these areas as we protect the ocean planet one dive at a time. Our Mission Deep Blue instructors educate divers and non-divers in the ecology of the oceans, its reefs, animal and plant life and what we can do to protect this fragile yet ultra-important ecosystem we explore.
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We have partnered with Charleston Sailing School in the historic charming city of Charleston, South Carolina to offer our sailing experiences aboard Serenity, a 50’ Voyage Catamaran, owned by Compass Dive and Sail. She is managed by the professionals at CSS along with her tender, Firefly and can accommodate a family of 8-10 in her spacious cabins, salon and cockpit for overnight charters and 12 passengers for Day and Sunset cruises. She is a proven blue water vessel and equipped with all the creature comforts to make your sailing experience one to remember.
Charleston Sailing School is an American Sailing Association accredited training facility and offers the entire curriculum of ASA sailing courses for all ages and levels of experience. CSS employs the best captains and instructors in the Charleston area. With a base of operations at City Marina, CSS offers captained charters, bareboat charters, sunset cruises and day sails. Easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway as well as many historical landmarks in and around the city make Charleston a wonderful vacation spot. Coastal and blue water sailing from Charleston are a breeze. The charming islands and sandy beaches of Kiawah, Edisto and Hilton Head along the shores of the Atlantic are all within reach of Charleston’s backyard.
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