Our Story

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

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​

Owner

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

Head Instructor.

Alan brings 10 years as a Dive Professional to 20,000 Leagues Scuba and Aquatics – and along with it a vast array of experience including technical diving. Alan is an Instructor for both SSI and PADI and recently completed his Mine Diver certification at the Bonne Terre mine site in Missouri. When’s the last time your instructor took a specialty class for fun?

Tommy Shaw

Recreational and Technical Instructor.

Tommy has been diving for 23 years and Instructing Scuba for 12 years. Tommy holds both Cavern and Cave diving certifications. Like other instructors at 20,000 Leagues Scuba and Aquatics, Tommy is always growing as a diver – and is currently working on his Technical Instructor certifications. Tommy loves diving the USS Oriskany and has enjoyed that dive at least 15 times! Come join Tommy for one of our classes!

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!

Splash

Trainer

Splash is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer who has been teaching for 30 years. He is an avid volunteer at the Georgia Aquarium. 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.