Our Mission

Captain Rick’s Diving Adventure is about family. Our business is veteran-owned-and-operated, and based on our love for snorkeling and diving, the ocean, conservation, diver safety, and community. We want to introduce Columbus, OH, to diving, ocean exploration, and new, exciting ways of having fun.

Our primary goal is to create a community of divers who are comfortable and safe in the water. Captain Rick’s wishes to be your partner for diving training, travel, equipment needs, and friendship. We feel a responsibility to support your diving needs throughout your diving adventure.

Dive Team

Richard McFarland Profile Photo

Richard “Captain Rick” McFarland

Owner of Captain Rick's Diving Adventures, NAUI Course Director, Instructor Trainer, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Boy Scout Counselor, US NAVY Sea Cadet Scuba Instructor, PSI Certified

Eric Morgan

Eric Morgan

Course director for Captain Rick's Diving Adventures,  NAUI Instructor Trainer, IDEA, SSI,  Instructor

Julia Valentine

Julia Valentine

Manager of Captain Rick's Diving Adventures, NAUI Instructor, Marine Biologist, CPR & First Aid Instructor, Pursuing captains license

Mike Dumas

Mike Dumas

Co-Manager at Captain Rick's Diving Adventures, NAUI Instructor, CPR & First Aid Instructor, Pursuing captains license

Matt Delp

Matt Delp

NAUI Instructor, Pursuing captains license

Carol McFarland

Carol McFarland

 Advanced Scuba Diver, Pursuing captains license

Scuba Diving Shop in Westerville, OH

Are you interested in taking your underwater interests to new depths? Take the plunge with high-quality scuba gear from Captain Rick’s Diving Adventure dive shop. Not sure what diving gear is right for you? Trust our experienced pros for objectively sound advice -- we want to know where you plan on diving and what you plan on doing underwater. Whether you want basic snorkeling gear or a fully equipped scuba suit, you can count on us to make sure you have everything you need.

When you take scuba diving classes with Captain Rick, you can borrow a lot of the same diving and snorkeling gear at no additional costs. We also offer discounts on diving gear for students, helping you save when you’re ready for your own gear choices.

As the area’s trusted, local scuba company, we’re committed to helping other enthusiasts, amateurs, and master divers meet their diving goals. The following brands meet our high standards for quality diving gear:

Have a question for Captain Rick? Contact us about scuba lessons, charter trips locally and in Florida, and for other scuba services.