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Blue Planet Scuba

1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
202-527-9419

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August 2017

Underwater Imaging: August 23 & 27

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until August 23, 2017

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Underwater photographers

Learn the secrets to better photos underwater! The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on your first photo dive. And you don’t have to be an experienced diver to do it; snorkelers and new divers can take the course, too! In Level…

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Fish Identification Course: August 24 – Tropical Western Atlantic

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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The Fish Identification Course is a great way to figure out who all those fish were you saw on your recent trip. Learn the basics of Fish ID and become a REEF fish surveyor! This class will help you identify characteristics of common fish families and species and learn fish survey techniques and strategies. Class will be held at the shop. This class will focus on species from the Tropical Western Atlantic, covering Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Sign up…

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Rescue Diver Course: August 26, September 2-3

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Rescue Diver course

Take your skills to the next level with the Rescue Diver Course - the most challenging and rewarding continuing education course you will find! Materials: Pick up your course pack at the shop. It includes the Rescue Diver manual and DVD, the Diving Accident Management slate and a pocket mask. Knowledge Development: Read the PADI Rescue Diver Manual, complete the Knowledge Reviews and watch the PADI Rescue Diver Video. Prepare an emergency assistance plan for the location where open water scenarios will be held. Class will meet…

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Equipment Specialist: August 27

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 12:00pm

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Underwater photographers

Do not miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue! Whether it is a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you will encounter every day. Class will be held at the shop. This class will meet: Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sign…

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course: August 31, September 2-3

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Continue your dive training with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course - increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so that you can become more comfortable in the water and experience different types of diving. Materials: Pick up your course pack at the shop. It includes the PADI Adventures in Diving manual, slate, surface marker buoy and whistle. Knowledge Development: Read the chapters associated with the dives you'll be doing in the PADI Adventures in Diving Manual and complete the Knowledge Review for each. Class will meet Thursday, August…

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September 2017

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: September 6

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 6:00pm

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner since you'll require shorter surface intervals. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty. Class will be held at the shop. Sign up today!

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PADI Staff Instructor Development Course

September 8 - September 10
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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PADI Go Pro

Who should take this course? Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move. Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are…

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: September 9

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 1:00pm

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner since you'll require shorter surface intervals. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty. Class will be held at the shop. Sign up today!

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DAN DEMP: September 10

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating indefinitely

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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The Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Program from Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a great way to integrate the knowledge and skills from several of DAN's premier training programs into a single course. A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency. This DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN courses: Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries First Aid for Hazardous…

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Underwater Imaging: September 13 & 17

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until September 13, 2017

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Underwater photographers

Learn the secrets to better photos underwater! The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on your first photo dive. And you don’t have to be an experienced diver to do it; snorkelers and new divers can take the course, too! In Level…

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Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation: September 14

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Project AWARE

The Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs. As scuba divers, the health of aquatic ecosystems is always on our minds and can make a good dive great! Become aware of the fragility of coral reefs, the organisms that make up the reef, and how divers are changing the tide for the better. Class will be held at the shop Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Sign up now!  

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Assistant Instructor Course: September 15-17

September 15 - September 17
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Ready to take your professional diver rating to the next level? As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume additional teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience on your way to becoming a scuba instructor! This course will meet over 3 days: Friday, September 15 - 3:00-8:00 PM…

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Rescue Diver Course: September 16, September 23-24

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Rescue Diver course

Take your skills to the next level with the Rescue Diver Course - the most challenging and rewarding continuing education course you will find! Materials: Pick up your course pack at the shop. It includes the Rescue Diver manual and DVD, the Diving Accident Management slate and a pocket mask. Knowledge Development: Read the PADI Rescue Diver Manual, complete the Knowledge Reviews and watch the PADI Rescue Diver Video. Prepare an emergency assistance plan for the location where open water scenarios will be held. Class will meet…

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Emergency First Response: September 17

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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EFR

Emergency First Response skills (First aid and CPR) are great skills for everyone, especially those involved in adventure sports...just in case. This class also meets the prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses. In the EFR Primary & Secondary Care course, you'll learn: BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level AED (automated external defibrillator) use Preventing and caring for shock Spinal injury management Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk Basic first aid and…

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course: September 21, September 23-24

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Continue your dive training with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course - increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so that you can become more comfortable in the water and experience different types of diving. Materials: Pick up your course pack at the shop. It includes the PADI Adventures in Diving manual, slate, surface marker buoy and whistle. Knowledge Development: Read the chapters associated with the dives you'll be doing in the PADI Adventures in Diving Manual and complete the Knowledge Review for each. Class will meet Thursday, September…

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Emergency First Response Instructor: September 23-24

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 24, 2017

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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EFR class

Planning to become a PADI Instructor? Or perhaps you want to expand your expertise and earn additional income? Blue Planet Scuba provides qualified individuals with the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children, CPR & AED courses. Why become an EFR Instructor? CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on…

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Emergency First Response Instructor: September 23-24

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 24, 2017

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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EFR class

Planning to become a PADI Instructor? Or perhaps you want to expand your expertise and earn additional income? Blue Planet Scuba provides qualified individuals with the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children, CPR & AED courses. Why become an EFR Instructor? CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on…

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Fish Identification Course: September 28 – Tropical Western Atlantic

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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The Fish Identification Course is a great way to figure out who all those fish were you saw on your recent trip. Learn the basics of Fish ID and become a REEF fish surveyor! This class will help you identify characteristics of common fish families and species and learn fish survey techniques and strategies. Class will be held at the shop. This class will focus on species from the Tropical Western Atlantic, covering Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Sign up…

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Instructor Development Course: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 20

September 29 - October 1
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Become one of the most sought-after dive professionals in the world -- a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Once both are completed, candidates may go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification. You must also be a EFR Instructor to attend the IE. 1. EFR Instructor course:…

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Blue Planet Scuba
1755 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

(202) 527-9419
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