Seminar: Are you fit to dive? - June 28, 2017

According to PADI statistics, a leading cause of dive fatalities for divers over the age of 50 is cardiovascular disease–often undiagnosed. How can older divers better protect their health and enjoy recreational scuba diving well into their golden years? Blue Planet will explore healthy lifestyle recommendations for divers of all ages, especially good cardiovascular health, exercise, and nutrition. RSVP below!

When: Wednesday, June 28; 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

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Happy Hour: Under Pressure! - June 20, 2017

Ever wonder exactly what happens to our bodies at depth? Dr. Stephen Fischer is an Undersea Medical Officer and a Naval Flight Surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He’ll discuss depth restrictions, environmental considerations, barotrauma, DCI and treatments, and be available for all your questions!

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM

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

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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)

RSVP on Facebook or via email.

 

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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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Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Join the Blue Planet Stream Team, the Rock Creek Conservancy and the Alice Ferguson Foundation for the 9th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, in coordination with the 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: Meet up in the parking lot across from Pierce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station. See map here.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just email the shop!

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RESCHEDULED - Seminar: Using your GoPro Underwater - March 21, 2017

All of the videos you have seen that were shot on a GoPro probably look amazing right? Most of those were probably shot above water, or on the surface correct? Once underwater, things get a bit tricky. Join us as Heather, our GoPro expert, lets you in on the secrets she’s discovered having used this fantastic camera around the world!

When: Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 PM Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet Shop

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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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2017 DC Environmental Film Festival

Environmental Film Festival logoIt’s that time of year again! We’re excited to see the lineup for the 25th DC Environmental Film Festival running March 14-26. Many of the films at this year’s festival deal with the underwater world.

Join us!

We’ll be attending the film below as a group for our March Happy Hour. You can buy tickets online here. Let us know if you plan to go by RSVP’ing on Facebook or via email.

Wednesday, March 22

Pristine Seas: Wild Galapagos – 7:30 PM

National Geographic Society
1145 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

 


If you can’t join us, here are a few that we think you may be interested in as a diver:

Wednesday, March 15

Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures – 7:00 PM

Carnegie Institution for Science
Elihu Root Auditorium
1530 P St. NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)

 

Tuesday, March 21

A Plastic Ocean – 6:30 PM

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave NW (Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

 

Sunday, March 20

Vamizi: Cradle of Coral – 5:30 PM

National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW (Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

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