World Oceans Day - Dive Against Debris - June 8, 2019

Join us for World Oceans Day as we Dive Against Debris

Help clean up the Chesapeake and Sandy Point State Park and earn a specialty certification while you’re at it. Let us know if you are interested in the Dive Against Debris Speciality!

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 starting at 8:00 AM

Where: Sandy Point State Park1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409

We can do a picnic brunch on the beach following the dive, or head into downtown Annapolis.

Carpooling is recommended! We’ll put together a ride list once people have signed up.

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



Categories: Cleanups, Conservation, Events, Local Diving, News

New dive computers from Aqua Lung, Shearwater and Suunto

Thinking about investing in a new dive computer? Now is a great time to take advantage of new features and functionality!

Shearwater Teric

$1095; Transmitter: $350

The Teric is Shearwater’s entry into the watch-style dive computer lineup. Its gorgeous, full-color screen is highly customizable and straps are available in 6 different colors. Comes with a charging base so you can plug in and charge on the go — no battery change required!

  • Shearwater TericModes: Air, Nitrox, Gauge, Freedive, Trimix, CC/BO
  • Maximum depth: 656 ft.
  • Up to 2 air-integrated transmitters
  • Rechargeable up to 30 hours
  • Integrated digital compass
  • Bluetooth
  • Alarms audible & vibration
  • Customizable screens
  • Online firmware updates
  • Buhlmann GF
  • Shearwater App

Aqua Lung i770R

$899; Transmitter: $399

The most tech-savvy diver will appreciate the i770R’s cutting-edge ultra-bright TFT color screen and its wireless Bluetooth connectivity packaged into a robust, functional, and compact design. Monitor all your information with the easy-to-use interface and intuitive 3-button navigation. Standard features include a rechargeable lithium battery, 3-axis full-tilt compass, easy three-button navigation, multiple gas capability and 4 operating modes.

  • Aqua Lung i770RModes: Air, nitrox, gauge, and freedive
  • Maximum depth: 328 ft.
  • Up to 4 air-integrated transmitters
  • Alarms
  • Color screen
  • Bluetooth
  • Diverlog app
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Pelagic Z+
  • Software updates

Suunto D5

$849-$899; Transmitter Pod: $439

The new Suunto D5 is designed to be so clear and easy-to-use that you can just enjoy and focus on exploring the wonderful underwater world. Play with style by changing the strap to match your looks. After diving, connect wirelessly to the Suunto app to re-live and share your adventures with friends.

  • Suunto D5Modes: Air, Nitrox, Gauge, and Freedive
  • Maximum depth: 328 ft.
  • Backlight LED
  • Up to 3 air-integrated Suunto PODs
  • Alarms, audible and vibration
  • 3 nitrox mixes
  • Customizable
  • Integrated digital compass
  • Bluetooth
  • DM5 & Suunto apps
  • Rechargeable battery 6-12 hrs
  • Fused RGBM
  • Firmware updates

Aqua Lung i200C


The i200C is an intuitive, sporty computer with versatile features and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. With its fresh design, you’ll find yourself wearing the i200C as an everyday sports watch that is ready to dive when you are. Features 4 operating modes, a user-changeable standard battery, as well as no restriction switching between Free & Dive modes. Easily connect to the free Diverlog+ app to digitally log your dives and manage computer settings. Available in 6 colors to match your gear or stand out on the dive boat.

  • Aqua Lung i200CModes: Air, nitrox, gauge, and freedive
  • Maximum depth: 328 ft.
  • 3 nitrox mixes
  • Alarms, audible and Hi Visibility LED
  • User changeable battery
  • Saves last 24 dives
  • LED
  • Bluetooth
  • Pelagic Z+
  • Software updates


Categories: Gear Reviews

Seminar: Getting the Best Video with Your GoPro Underwater - May 28, 2019

GoPros are amazing, right?! They’re easy to travel with, take fantastic high definition video and make it easy to share your experiences with friends. However taking them underwater presents its own set of challenges.

Join us for this free seminar to learn more about the ideal GoPro settings to use underwater, what mounts, lights and filters can dramatically improve your video plus our recommended shooting and editing techniques.

PLUS we’ll be discussing the PADI/GoPro Evolution contest!!!

When: Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet Shop

RSVP via Facebook or email



Categories: Events, News

Happy Hour: Wunder Garten - May 21, 2018

Spring weather is finally here! Join Blue Planet divers at Wunder Garten, a beer garden right in the heart of NoMa. Share dive stories, meet new buddies and relax with great beer, food and lawn games. Plus it’s dog-friendly!

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 starting at 6:00 PM

Where: Wunder Garten; 1101 1st Street NE (at the corner of L Street NE), Washington, DC 20002. Only one block away from the NOMA Gallaudet U Metro Stop (Red Line).

RSVP on Facebook or via email.



Categories: Events, News

PADI/GoPro Evolution Contest

Live the Experience. Capture the Moment. Share the Dream.

PADI® is partnering with GoPro to present the three-part Evolution video contest series, which will run through October 2019. Whether it’s a sunken ship in your favorite scuba park, an unforgettable turtle encounter or a freedive over a vivid reef, you have a shot at winning valuable prizes as you show off your video and editing skills.

1. CAPTURE (April 15 – May 30)

Simply capture a GoPro clip of an underwater experience, share it and you could win $2,000 US (1st place) or a GoPro package (runner-up) for your efforts.

2. EDIT (July 1 – August 15)

Test your editing skills with a series of clips provided by GoPro. Details coming soon.

3. CAPTURE/EDIT (September 16 – October 31)

Put everything together – capturing and editing – into one awesome story. Details coming soon.

Ready to enter?

Visit the PADI site for details and the official contest rules.


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