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!
Have you ever been frustrated on a dive boat because everyone around you seems to be a better diver? Or maybe you have seen someone diving and wish you dived as well has she/he did? Well, now’s your chance to get on the path to diving expertise!
Join Blue Planet instructors as we discuss everything you ever wanted to know about how to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest recreational dive rating (the “black belt” of scuba diving). We’ll review popular specialty classes as well as the Rescue Diver course — one of the most challenging and rewarding classes every diver will ever take.
When: Thursday, March 2, 2017 starting at 7 PM
Come join us as Lindsay Laughner, OCEARCH Education Ambassador, speaks with us live from MV OCEARCH!
OCEARCH is a global leader in gathering data (telemetry and biologics) on Great White Sharks and other keystone marine species. It also provides a collaborative environment onboard MV OCEARCH, an at-sea laboratory, where researchers, institutions and expert fishermen come together to safely capture, tag, and release these ocean giants on a specialized hydraulic lift. You can watch OCEARCH and its collaborating scientists work together during the tagging of Mary Lee, a 16 foot 3500 pound Great White Shark that was tagged off Cape Cod, MA here.
Lindsay is a teacher and volunteer on the OCEARCH education team. In this capacity, she uses the OCEARCH Global Shark Tracker to enhance the OCEARCH STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum to inspire future generations to be better stewards of the ocean. She has joined OCEARCH on three expeditions, and has collaborated with researchers and scientists to create content that replaces fears with facts and reveal the truth about these balance keepers of the ocean.
For more information about OCEARCH, to download the Global Shark Tracker, or the free STEM curriculum, please visit this site.
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM
Where: Rosemary’s Thyme Bistro (1801 18th Street NW)
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
GO PROFESSIONAL or GO TECHNICAL? Learn about both, regardless of your current level, at this special event!
Plus don’t miss out on some AMAZING DEALS on course and gear packages! But you must attend the event to take advantage of these.
Want to go PRO?
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Are you ready to “go pro” and join the ranks of professional scuba divers?
Join us for this informal meeting to learn more about all levels of PADI professional certifications, including Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor and beyond. PADI Course Director Derek Freres will be here to answer all of your questions.
Curious about Tec Diving?
Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tec divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.
Derek also happens to be a PADI Tec Deep and Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!
Looking for a great volunteer opportunity for the MLK Day of Service? Join Blue Planet divers to clean up Rock Creek! Honor Dr. King’s legacy and give back to our community through keeping our waterways clean.
When: Monday, January 16, 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.
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.
Not sure what they might like? We offer gift certificates in any amount good toward classes, gear, servicing or even trips.
Save $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.
Free 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 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.
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.
Fair-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.
- 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
- Neoprene slapstrap
- Lycra socks
- EEZYCUT linecutter
- DAN Travel First Aid Kit
- Buff headware
- Aqua Pencil & Slate kit
- GoPro cases
- Fish ID + dive site slates for various destinations
- Scuba multi-tool
- Neoprene gloves
- REEF Fish/Coral/Creature ID books (ebooks available!)
- Backpacks and regulator bags
- GoPro handles and mounts
- Surface marker buoy (“safety sausage”)
- Dive lights
- Spring straps
- Dive knives
- Freestyle dive watches
Now through December 31, 2016, purchase a Suunto Cobra dive computer for $499 — $100 off the regular retail price of $599!
The Suunto Cobra is an air-integrated console-mounted dive computer that combines versatile features with a user-friendly design.
- Air integrated for tank pressure information
- High-definition electroluminescent illumination
- Air, Nitrox and Gauge modes for a range of dive situations
- Continuous decompression with the Suunto RGBM algorithm
- Built-in dive simulator and dive planner
- Detailed graphical logs and dive data on your computer using Suunto DM5 software
*Offer ends December 31, 2016. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
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!
Come celebrate the holidays with all of your dive buddies at Blue Planet! We’re changing the venue this year and moving the party to Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights.
Place a bid in our silent auction for some great dive gear and help support community-based lionfish control programs in the Caribbean. Plus we’ll be announcing our dive travel plans for 2017 and beyond!
When: Monday, December 19, 2016 starting at 6:00 PM
Where: Meridian Pint, 3400 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010