Our Story

Alpharetta’s full service scuba & snorkeling shop located just 2 doors from Publix in the Flynn Center Crossing shopping center on McGinnis Ferry Road.

We faithfully serve the greater Atlanta area for all of its diving and snorkeling needs. Our instructors have been teaching for a combination of over 100 years and are willing to dive anywhere that has water- from the dark, waters of Cooper River offering ancient fossils to the pristine water of the Red Sea offering expansive tropical sea life and large aquatic 

At 20,000 Leagues Scuba and Aquatics we truly believe that everyone who walks through our doors is a Dive Buddy For Life and will work to make sure that you feel like a part of the family no matter what lever diver you are. Offering a unique combination of technical expertise, business expertise, fun and WATER, 20,000 Leagues Scuba and Aquatics offers unique experiences divers can’t find elsewhere. Our motto “Dive Buddies for Life” comes from our passion to share what we love with all of our Dive Buddies. Our icon – Splash – is also our inspiration to constantly grow as divers – even our Instructors take at least 1 new diving course annually.  

We offer premium brands such as Scubapro, Shearwater, SEAC and Dive Rite plus Akona, Henderson, Sealife, Genesis and Blue Steel and Catalina cylinders. We stand behind all of our brands by servicing everything that we offer for sale – and service all brands of SCUBA equipment. 

 

Look for our brand new location in Alpharetta, opening in early 2021 on Flynn Crossing Drive next to the Flynn Crossing Shopping Center with the expanded 20,000 Leagues Scuba and Aquatics retail store and the brand new Splash Aquatic Center!

 

Marshall Goldman​

COURSE DIRECTOR

Marshall has been diving for over a dozen years and a Divemaster and Instructor for 8 years. He teaches both SSI and SDI and loves to teach families. Marshall’s favorite courses to teach are Rescue Diver and Underwater Photography, he also has a love of capturing underwater photos of dive sites that we visit and the animals that inhabit them and enjoys helping others do the same. His very favorite dive so far was the USS Liberty at Tulamben, Bali Indonesia, the color and life on the wreck is truly amazing.

Alan Spears

COURSE AND FUN DIRECTOR

Alan brings 11 years as a Dive Professional to 20,000 Leagues Scuba and Aquatics – and along with it a vast array of experience including technical and cave diving. Alan is an Instructor for both TDI/SDI and PADI. His favorite sea creature is the Iridescent Parrot Fish and his favorite thing to do while diving is to look for fossils and remove trash. ~Always keep learning is his moto

Chris Hartman

MSDI/OW Instructor.

Chris is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer who in his free time volunteers at the Georgia Aquarium. His favorite sea creature is a Sea Urchin! He has been diving for the past 4 years. His favorite dive is the Vandenberg in Key West because he loves wreck dives. His favorite fish is the reef shark.

Bill Blake

Technician

Bill has been diving since 1978 and is our head technician for our main brands. Bill is certified on Scubapro, Sherwood, Aqualung. Bill’s favorite place to dive is Cozumel for the warm water, great reefs and sealife and an overall fun environment. Bill’s favorite marine animal is the entire shark family. His most memorable times in the water are being able to view sharks in their natural environment.

Henry Jones

Instructor.

Henry is a Master Scuba Diver Instructor.

Erik Nodland

Instructor.

Erik has been diving for 7 years and has been a DM and Instructor for 5 years. He is an avid sidemount, rebreather, backmount doubles, wreck, technical, and cave diver and has practiced these diving skills for several years. One of Erik’s favorite dives is the Oriskany – or “Big O.” Erik has certifications from PADI, SDI, TDI, NSS/CDS and IANTD and teaches PADI, SDI and TDI. Erik’s favorite rebreather is the Meg 15 and has accumulated over 300 dives on this system. His deepest dive is 230 feet on his rebreather. If you have interest in these areas, come meet Erik to talk about technical diving!

Jonathan Warner

Dive Master

Jonathan, our newest Divemaster, has been diving for 25 years and holds certifications from PADI, SSI, and SDI. Much of Jonathan’s experience is in the crystal-clear springs of north Florida, and many Caribbean destinations including Cozumel, Roatan, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, and more. Jonathan has also worked with the Boy Scouts of America to lead scouts in earning their SCUBA BSA patches, Merit Badges, and preparing scouts for the ultimate SCUBA adventure for teenage boys and girls to the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base. Jonathan believes a good diver is always learning…see you in class and in the water!

Stacy Levine

Instructor

Stacy is an open water instruction and volunteers at the aquarium during his free time.

Oliver Ingram

Instructor

Oliver is a scuba instructor here at 20,000 Leagues.

Abby Rennick

Technical Diver

Abby has been scuba diving for the past year. In that short time, she has achieved full Technical  Decompression Procedures certification. Her favorite dive is  the Galaxy dive in Ginnie Springs and thinks everyone should experience it. You can find her in the shop almost any day and she would love to help with all of your scuba needs!

Maya Armstrong

Creative Directore

Maya has been scuba diving for 6 years. She is an advanced diver working on her Rescue Diver and Cylinder Visual Inspection certifications. She helps out with the behind the scene things like our Blog, Instagram and Facebook. Her favorite dive is one she did in the Philliphines due to the 3 octopi she found in one dive.

Splash

Trainer

Splash is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer who has been teaching for 30 years. His specialties include frog kicking, rebreather
diving, cave diving, technical diving and underwater photography. He is also a seasoned SDI and
PADI instructor and in addition he is a master technician. He is an aspiring world traveler and his
favorite drink at the end of the diving day is a Strongbow. Splash represents everyone here at
20,000 Leagues Scuba and Aquatics and our “Dive Buddies for Life” philosophy.