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Happy Hour: ANXO (Take 2) - August 8, 2017

We’re trying again! Our August happy hour will be at the local Spanish watering hole ANXO! Come join us as we drink refreshing cider and to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and talk about upcoming or recent diving adventures!

When: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM

Where: ANXO (Truxton Circle 300 Florida Ave NW)

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Seminar: Regs, BCDs and computers...oh my! - August 16, 2017

Thinking about buying a regulator, BCD or computer but you’re not sure where to start? Octo vs. safe second, back-inflate vs. jacket, wrist vs. console…there are so many options now! Whether you’re picking out your first set-up or you’re ready to replace your old one, this is a great opportunity to learn about key features and the latest advancements for these essential pieces of equipment.

When: Wednesday, August 16; 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

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Seminar: Building your Save-a-Dive Kit - July 26, 2017

Are you ready for you next dive adventure?
• C-card and logbook? — Check!
• Mask, fins, snorkel? — Check!
• Save-a-dive kit? — Say what???

Being prepared isn’t just for scouts. At this Blue Planet seminar, hear from our instructors about the tools and training they never leave home without in order to make sure their next dive goes off without a hitch. Whether you’re headed to a far-flung destination or diving at a local scuba park, you’ll learn what you need to make sure you’re not left on dry land due to the unexpected! RSVP below.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26; 7:00 PM

WHERE: Blue Planet shop

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PADI Women's Dive Day - July 15, 2017

Dive Against Debris + Ladies’ Day Out in Annapolis

Andrea with studentAlthough pretty much every day is Women’s Dive Day here at Blue Planet, we’re joining divers all over the world to celebrate women in diving! This year we’re hosting a Dive Against Debris followed by a day touring around beautiful Annapolis.

Dive Against Debris

Join us early Saturday morning at Sandy Point State Park for a Dive Against Debris. You can earn a PADI Specialty while helping keep the Chesapeake Bay clean. Please register in advance so we can share the appropriate information with you.

Ladies’ Day out in Annapolis

Once we’re done with the cleanup, we will head into Annapolis for brunch and tour around the city. Details coming soon!

Send us an email to let us know you’re interested. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

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Happy Hour: World Turtle Day Fundraiser - May 23, 2017

May 23 is World Turtle Day! And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to get together with our dive buddies and raise a glass. And some money! Join us for happy hour at Buffalo Billiards and make a donation to a nonprofit protecting turtles (some of our favorite critters, for obvious reasons…have you seen our logo??).

SeaLife DC1400 Pro DuoWe’ll be raffling off a SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo set which includes a camera,underwater housing, strobe, video light and tray. And don’t forget to wear your favorite turtle-themed clothing or accessories!

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM

Where: Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036)

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Seminar: Are you a safe diver? - May 17, 2017

Are you ready to respond in an emergency? Are you prepared with the fundamental pieces of dive safety equipment? Join us Wednesday evening for this free seminar to review the best options for diver safety training and gear. We’ll discuss the PADI Rescue Diver course plus First Aid classes from EFR and DAN. We’ll also review the safety gear every diver should have. RSVP below!

When: Wednesday, May 17; 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

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Seminar: Regs, BCDs and computers...oh my! - April 19, 2017

Thinking about buying a regulator, BCD or computer but you’re not sure where to start? Octo vs. safe second, back-inflate vs. jacket, wrist vs. console…there are so many options now! Whether you’re picking out your first set-up or you’re ready to replace your old one, this is a great opportunity to learn about key features and the latest advancements for these essential pieces of equipment.

When: Wednesday, April 19; 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

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Happy Hour: DC Public Safety Diving - April 11, 2017

DC Harbor Patrol Dive TeamEver wonder who dives in the Potomac or Anacostia? Come hear what it’s like to work as a public safety diver in DC! Michael Pratt is a DC Metro Police Officer and diver with the Harbor Patrol’s Underwater Search & Recovery Team. He’ll tell us about his experiences keeping our local waterways safe.

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM

Where: Rosemary’s Thyme Bistro (1801 18th Street NW)

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Try Rebreather: Hollis Explorer - March 17, 2017

Come try the Hollis Explorer Rebreather! The unit is neither a fully closed circuit Rebreather nor a pure semi-closed system, but an intelligent hybrid that utilizes the best of both worlds. It’s compact, lightweight and extremely easy to use.

Rebreathers reuse the gas you exhale by recycling the good part and replenishing it for your next breath. This means your gas supply is significantly larger in a compact package compared to what you can carry in a scuba tank for conventional open-circuit scuba diving. It’s a huge benefit that allows longer dives.

Another benefit is the quiet factor. Underwater photographers really like it because they can approach aquatic creatures that would ordinarily shy away from bubble noise. Also, because you breathe gas that’s been warmed by you and the recycle process, rebreather diving keeps you warmer – a bonus in cool water.

When: Friday, March 17, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 PM

Where: Gallaudet MSSD Pool

Prerequisites: You must have a basic nitrox certification and complete a liability release and Medical Waiver before the course meets. Minimum age is 18 (or 15 with parental consent).

Cost: $50 per person. If you buy a unit or sign up for a class within 30 days of the demo, you’ll receive $50 off either.

Sign up: Due to the limited number of demo units available, space is very limited and prepayment is required. Please call or email the shop to sign up.

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Seminar: Water temps? Who cares! - January 25, 2017

We get it…warm water diving is great! But how many amazing dives sites are you missing out on if you aren’t willing to dive in cooler water? Extend your dive season and expand your options by learning the basics of cold water diving. We will discuss the gear you need, how to plan your dives and some of the exciting places you can go!

When: Wednesday, January 25; 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

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