COVID19 Update – Dec 2021

Covid-19 Updates for December 2021 - January 2021

The gift that keeps on giving.   🙁

With the new outbreaks of the various variations of COVID-19 the State of Rhode Island has placed additional restrictions with the hope of slowing down the spread of the virus.

That being said, we are now required to have our customers prove their COVID vaccination status if they don't want to wear a mask while at the shop.

So, if you'd like to wear a mask, cool!   We won't judge.

If you don't want to wear a mask, Cool... BUT!  You gotta show us your proof of current COVID vaccination.

If you don't want to show us proof, Cool... BUT!  You gotta wear a mask while in the store.


Our staff are all fully vaccinated, so they may not be wearing masks.   If this makes you uncomfortable, then please mask up for your protection.


RI Covid-19 information can be found here:

Covid-19 Update – Jan 2021


We are open for business following Rhode Island state guidelines.  We are requesting that you wear a mask and we will be limiting the number of folks congregating in the retail space or in the classroom to maintain social distancing.  We have also taken additional precautions to help ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

  • Temperature Check Station
    • Located in entryway vestibule
    • Please check your temp before entering by placing your forehead in front of the sensor between 1-4inches away.
    • If over 99F please do not enter the building.
  • MPR2500/MERV14 Grade air filters added to Heat/AC system
    • These are very high grade filters that remove allergens as well as viruses & bacteria from the air.
    • Filters report in via wireless monitoring as to their lifespan remaining and are replaced when alerted near end of life (approx. 3 months)
  • UV-C Sanitizer installed in Heat/AC system
    • UV-C light has shown to kill bacteria, viruses and mold spores.
  • Air Purifier in classroom
    • HEPA & UV-C purifier is located in the classroom
    • Enabled during class and other sessions where multiple folks are hanging out there.

We also ask that folks review this questionnaire from the RI Dept of Health site and if you can answer 'Yes' to any of the questions to please refrain from visiting until that condition has cleared.

Any questions please contact the shop via phone (401) 333-0002 or Facebook Messenger, or e-Mail.

COVID-19 Update November 2020

Just to give everyone an update.   As the winter comes into play and seasonal illnesses rise as well as COVID-19 issues start to kick up, we'll be closely monitoring government guidelines to maintain our staff & customers safety.

As preventative measures we've taken in addition to the standards set by the RI Dept. of Health, we have recently installed MPR2500/MERV14 Smart filters (Bluetooth monitored) as well as a UV-C sanitizing light in our HVAC system.    We have also placed a HEPA rated Air purifier with UV-C light sanitizing system in our classroom.   With these upgrades to the facilities we should be providing greatly increased filtration of any particles in the air that may cause disease transmission.

We also ask that folks use the provided hand sanitizer when entering the shop and especially before touching or trying on any products.   Also, any products such as masks, wetsuits, etc. that you try out and decide not to purchase, please do NOT put back on the shelf.  Give it to a staff member so we can properly disinfect it before putting it back.

If you are feeling ill, or have a fever please do not enter the shop.

You may also call us in advance to handle known purchases and we can deliver purchases/airfills/etc directly to your vehicle so you don't have to come in if you'd like.

COVID-19 Update – May 2020

As of May 28th we're open again for normal retail & training operations for the most part.

Visitors to Dive On It Scuba should review this questionnaire from the RI Dept of Health and if you can answer 'Yes' to any of them we request that you refrain from visiting until that condition clears.

Also, we will be limiting the number of guests in the retail space & classroom areas as appropriate to maintain social distancing.   Please also wear a mask when visiting if your health allows.

Currently our training is limited due to a lack of pools being open at this time.   Please contact us if your class has a confined water requirement for details.  (Open Water SCUBA Diver classes are in this group).

We are also still limited with open water dive sites for fun & training dives.  So please bear in mind those restrictions when booking classes.

COVID-19 Update 3/29

As mandated by Rhode Island Governor Raimondo in response to attempting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak; Dive On It Scuba will be closed for in-store transactions beginning at the close of business on Sunday March 29th.

As alternative, we’ll have the online shop, pickup and eLearning options available for you!  We’ll be open by appointment only during our normal business hours.  Customers will be able to pickup orders, drop off and pickup cylinders for fills or visual inspections, drop-off or pickup service items during our regular business hours by appointment only.

If we happen to be there, please do not enter the store, the doors will be locked.  If you need to contact us, call the shop phone at 401-333-0002 or message us on Facebook or send an email.

When you arrive for pickup or drop off, please call when you're on your way, and when you arrive.   You'll be given instructions at that time.

We  know many of you are getting stir-crazy about getting out and diving and it's understandable.  But please stay safe.  Plus, the water temp in Jamestown this weekend was still under 40deg, and the viz was trash.  So you're not missing much. 🙂

If you're looking to do something Scuba related while at home, PADI's e-Learning platform is still available, as well as many seminars that we post on our Dive On It Scuba Divers Page on Facebook.  Local dive clubs and shops we work with in the area are providing webinars to help pass the time. Whenever we hear of one, we post it there.

We're also looking to do a few webinars and distance learning classes.  Send us an email or leave a FB message for topics that may interest you.

Take care of your yourself and your loved ones.  Check in with them often, be kind to each other, and we’ll get through this together!

Stay well!

Allison & Chris

please stay within the marked area

If you for some reason enter the shop at this time, you must stay within the marked area.  Generally speaking, we'll only have folks come in to settle up at the register.  Otherwise we'll likely take care of drop off & delivery items outside.

COVID-19 Update

So we've seen the emails from nearly everyone we've ever encountered online lately and decided it was time to post our own.   While we've been taking precautions lately to prevent the spread, we didn't feel it was necessary to actually publish much about what we are doing till now.  Most of our customers are cautious enough where if they're sick, or have been in contact with someone who may be exposed they'll stay away from the public.

That being said, we are now going to implement some more stringent procedures to help protect you and ourselves from the further spread of this virus.   Beginning immediately we're going to ask, for obvious reasons that customers no longer loiter & hang-out around the shop.  That's hard for us to ask obviously because we're such a social shop and we always encourage our friends to hang around with us.  But, hopefully it'll be back to normal soon enough (if you keep washing your hands, stop touching your face and no licking doorknobs)

Furthermore, the following protocols are now in place at the shop:

  1. No more then 1 customer group at a time (maximum 2 persons) will be allowed in the shop.
  2. If someone else is inside, please wait by your car till they exit before entering.
  3. When picking up or dropping off items for service or fills please pre-label your gear and enter the shop.  We'll take care of any paperwork quickly and let you be on your way.
  4. If getting air fills, please drop off the tanks inside, settle up, then wait in your vehicle for the fill to be completed.  We'll bring the cylinders out to you when ready.  (Nitrox & Trimix fills are overnight, so we'll co-ordinate pickup with you at that time).
  5. If looking to purchase a specific item, let us know and we'll get it for you.  Ideally, send us an email or call ahead of time and we'll get it ready.
  6. When inside the shop,  you'll be restricted to just the entrance way and directly in front of the counter.  Yellow 'caution' tape is being setup to show you where you can be.    Apologies, but we're no longer allowing public use of the restroom.  (mostly because if we run out of TP at home, we're raiding the shop supply)
  7. And hopefully obviously: If you have been exposed to, or live with someone who was exposed to COVID-19, please stay home. 🙂 We also request that if you have traveled via air or public transportation within the past 2 weeks to avoid the shop as well.

Please stay within the area pictured while in the shop.  No more then 2 persons at a time (1 customer group) inside the shop.

please stay within the marked area

PADI 5-Star Dive Center!

Dive On It Scuba awarded PADI 5-Star Status!

That's right, we're Rhode Islands FIRST 5-Star PADI Dive Center!  Thanks to all our staff and divers for making this happen!   We had a little bit of a rocky start when we got going this time 2 years ago, but that hard work of all involved has paid off! We've got some great things lined up for this year including some really sweet dive trips (within driving distance!), new products and new training opportunities.   We'll be expanding our technical diving reach this summer as well as greatly expanding our offering of tech diving gear from Hollis and Apeks.

We're still on Winter hours for the next month or so.  But we intend that by the end of April we'll be back on Summer hours plus with any luck by the end of May or early June we'll be able to expand our hours a bit more on weekdays.



--Chris & Allison

Welcome to Winter 2019! :)

Brrr it's cold outside! (so lets go diving!)

Well it's finally getting really cold (and windy too it seems lately) outside.  Granted some of us think anything lower then 60 is 'cold' but we're finally seeing freezing days.   Many folks have hung up their wetsuits for the season and are keeping warm inside.  However, a handful of us are still diving!   It's a lot of fun in the winter.  Dives are shorter, planning becomes a bit more important and debates over diving when it's 30 vs 32 degress are abundant. 🙂

2019 is upon us and we've got a LOT of really cool things we're going to be doing this year.   More to come on that later this month after we get back from our Cozumel dive drip.   But one cool thing we're doing for new divers is changing some of how we discounted gear for new divers.  First we're dumping the $50 credit for buying your personal dive gear from us and instead giving you your snorkel for free if you buy the mask fins and booties along with an Open Water Scuba class!   So instead of having to buy a Mask, Fins, Boots, Snorkel & OW Class to get a $50 discount off the class, just buy the Mask, Fins Boots & OW Class and get your choice of Aqua Lung snorkel for free!

Also we're looking to expand the number of charters and trips we're running but we want your feedback!  Let us know where you want to go to dive in 2019! Give us a ring, send an email or facebook message or post on our page on Facebook.   Let us know what local dives sites you'd love to see us host local trips to as well as dive vacations.

More to come in early February, stay tuned here and more importantly our Facebook page as we do most of our updates there!

--Chris & Allison

November 9th News

News for November 9th 2017

It was an exciting week last week while Allison & Chris attended DEMA, the Dive Equipment and Marketing Association Trade Show in Orlando Florida.   We got to see a bunch of new products that are coming out for 2018 including some really cool Aqualung wetsuits, full-face snorkel masks, computers & their new Drycore Fusion drysuits.   We can't wait to get some of these new items in stock for you!   We also picked up a few things that will become our first Black Friday deals! 🙂

While there Chris attended the service technician class for the Hollis Prism Rebreather.   That allows us to now officially do minor repairs and all maintenance on most models of the Prism & Prism 2 rebreathers. 

Allison learned all about PADI's upcoming My PADI Club as well as some exciting changes to how forms & waivers can be handled for our students (much less paper!!).

We also became a dealer for Doc's Proplugs and will have our first shipment of this spiffy "dive friendly" ear plugs arrive next week. 

Keep an eye on our Facebook page & this site for more news as it happens. 🙂  We are working to carry some additional gear lines and some new products from our existing lines in the next few weeks and will keep you posted.


--Chris & Allison


  • Aqualung's new, ultralight Rogue BCD.

New Products & Winter Hours

New Products & Winter Hours

Sorry we haven't updated the website much lately.   Most of our info is posted on Facebook these days as it appears many divers prefer that over old-fashioned websites. 🙂 

That being said, don't forget to check out our Facebook page at:

So, what's new?  Well we've got a lot more stuff in the shop now!  Over the summer we put quite a bit of effort into making sure that  we have items in stock that divers need right away.   We're now carrying the RinseKit pressurized rinse system, Shearwater Dive Computers,  as well as a ton of other accessories, tools and fun stuff! 

The new line of Aqua Lung dive knives are in as well.  These new knives are great!  3 sizes to choose from in Stainless or Titanium.  

We know the dive season is starting to wind down here in New England, but don't let that stop you from diving!  Many of our divers at Dive On It dive year round and we can help with that!  We offer Drysuits from DUI, OMS & Aqua Lung.   Buy a DUI suit from us in October or November and get either $50 off any new stock sized suit, or $100 off any new, signature custom sized suit.    Once November hits we'll be on our Winter Hours till March, but we'll still be open 5 days a week!   Beginning November 6th the shop will be open Thursday - Sunday and closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.  Our hours on Monday & Thursday will be 4pm - 8pm, Fridays 3pm-7pm and 9am-3pm on weekends. 

Also, we'll be closed from November 1st thru the 5th to attend the Dive Equipment & Marketing Association annual convention in Orlando, FL.