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

RSVP via Facebook or email

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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

RSVP via Facebook or email

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Free Suunto Compass!

For a limited time, receive a free SK-8 compass with the purchase of a Zoop Novo wrist dive computer or a Zoop Novo Combo!

Offer is valid beginning February 1st, 2017 through March 31st, 2017. Stop by the shop for yours today!

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve got the perfect gifts for the underwater enthusiast on your list! Our staff have weighed in with their top picks to fit every budget.

Blue Planet gift certificateGift Certificates

Not sure what they might like? We offer gift certificates in any amount good toward classes, gear, servicing or even trips.

 

Special Deals

Suunto Cobra offerSave $100 on a Suunto Cobra

Now through December 31, 2016, purchase a Suunto Cobra dive computer for $499 — $100 off the regular retail price of $599! The Cobra is an air-integrated console-mounted computer that combines versatile features with a user-friendly design.

 

 

simply-free-ad-lrFree computer with BCD + regulator purchase

Just in time for the holiday season – give the gift of new gear to your favorite dive buddy or treat yourself to a new kit! Purchase any qualifying Aqua Lung Regulator and BC and receive an i300 Wrist Computer for FREE!

 

 

New Items

Nautilus Lifelife GPSNew Nautilus Lifeline GPS

Keep your favorite diver safe with the updated Nautilus Lifeline. Broadcast your GPS position and a distress message to all AIS equipped ships up to 34 miles away, as well as a special DSC message to the marine radio on your own vessel. Peace of mind for only $199.

 

Lionfish earringsLionfish jewelry

Help stop the lionfish invasion and support local artisans while sharing a unique gift — lionfish earrings and necklaces! Women in communities throughout several Caribbean countries create these beautiful pieces using lionfish spines, tails and fins.

 

Manta Ray ornamentFair-trade holiday ornaments

Check out these beautiful hand-crafted ornaments made by craftsmen in a small village in Thailand. We’ve picked out all of our favorite ocean critters, including manta rays, seahorses, octopus, jellyfish, otters and more.

 

GoPro Hero4 BlackOn Sale

  • Aqua Lung rashguards
  • Scuba Flirt t-shirts
  • Lavacore hooded vests, longsleeve shirts and socks
  • GoPro Hero 4 Black and accessories
  • Backscatter FLIP4 fliters and packages for GoPro 3, 3+ and 4
  • SeaLife cameras and accessories

Under $25

  • Neoprene slapstrap
  • Lycra socks
  • EEZYCUT linecutter
  • DAN Travel First Aid Kit
  • Backscatter FLIP4Buff headware
  • Logbooks
  • Aqua Pencil & Slate kit
  • GoPro cases
  • Fish ID + dive site slates for various destinations
  • Scuba multi-tool

Under $50

  • Neoprene gloves
  • REEF Fish/Coral/Creature ID books (ebooks available!)
  • Drybags
  • Backpacks and regulator bags
  • freestyle-navigatorGoPro handles and mounts
  • Surface marker buoy (“safety sausage”)

Under $75

  • Dive lights
  • Spring straps
  • Dive knives
  • Freestyle dive watches

 

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New Nautilus Lifeline GPS

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Only $199! And for a limited time, you can save $20 as part of Nautilus’ introductory offer!

Don’t get left behind! The all new Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS is less than half the size of the original radio and is incredibly simple to use. Simply undo the latch and open, turn on, remove the red distress cap and press the red button. Your GPS position is accurate to 1.5 metres and a man overboard distress message will be broadcast to all AIS equipped ships up to 34 miles away, as well as a special DSC message to the marine radio on your own vessel. Your Nautilus LifeLine floats and is waterproof in all sea conditions. Just keep the o-ring clean and forget about it for the next 5 years!

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Blue Planet Gift Certificates

Not sure what to get the underwater enthusiast in your life? Never fear…give them a gift certificate! Purchase one online now!

We offer gift certificates that can be used toward:

  • diving and snorkeling equipment
  • scuba certification classes
  • gear servicing
  • our group dive trips

There are multiple ways to get a gift certificate today:

  • Buy one online.
  • Stop into the shop and pick one up.
  • Call us and we can either mail your recipient a gift certificate or send one electronically. Perfect for the last-minute gift!
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Lionfish Jewelry

jewelry made from lionfish fins and spinesMany divers have already heard how the lionfish, a species native to the Pacific, is invading the Caribbean. The lionfish is a voracious predator who breeds quickly, upsetting the fragile balance of our marine ecosystem.

While as divers we are often encouraged to eat lionfish and sometimes learn how to hunt them, did you know there’s another way you can help? Wear lionfish jewelry!

Lionfish earringsConservation groups are working with women in local communities through several countries in the Caribbean to create beautiful earrings, necklaces and more using lionfish spines, tails and fins.

Blue Planet is proud to be one of the first venues in Washington, DC to carry this lionfish jewelry! Stop by the shop to check out our amazing selection. These make great gifts for divers and non-divers alike. All proceeds go to women’s group and marine conservation.

On September 27, 2016, several of the artists will be in DC. Join us to “Meet the Artists”!

Interested in learning more? Visit Belize Lionfish and read more from Phil Karp, one of the groups’ biggest supporters!

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Closeouts on LavaCore and GoPro filters

Save money with these great deals on LavaCore garments and GoPro filters from Backscatter!

25% off all LavaCore vests, long sleeve shirts, shorts, socks and hoods in the store

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25% off all Backscatter FLIP3.1 systems for the GoPro HERO4, HERO3+ and HERO3 in the store

Backscatter FLIP3.1

We’re getting new stock in and we need to clear these items out!

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