AWARE Week 2019: Take Action for a Clean Ocean

In celebration of the ocean, the second annual AWARE Week is taking place around the world September 14-22, 2019. Aimed at empowering more divers to look after the underwater world, a full week of conservation activities and actions will take place.

Blue Planet has teamed up with Project AWARE and PADI to host a week full of activities for divers and other ocean-lovers in DC. From AWARE courses focused on tackling ocean pollution, to creating awareness for vulnerable shark and ray species, to empowering local communities to take positive actions for the protection of fragile aquatic environments, all are welcome — fins on and fins off.

Check out the schedule below and sign up for an event today!

Saturday, September 7
AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty — Classroom presentation. Join us on a Blue Planet trip to complete the two open water dives required for the specialty!

Friday-Sunday, September 13-15
Wreck Diving in North Carolina — Earn the Fish ID or AWARE Shark Conservation Diver specialties! (FULL)

Tuesday, September 17
Project AWARE Specialty — Bring a friend for free!

Thursday, September 19
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty — Bring a friend for free!

Saturday-Wednesday, September 21-25
Coral Restoration trip to the Florida Keys — Earn the Coral Restoration Distinctive Specialty, Fish ID and AWARE Shark Conservation Diver!

Saturday, September 21
International Coastal Cleanup: Dive Against Debris @ Sandy Point State Park

Sunday, September 22
International Coastal Cleanup @ Rock Creek Park

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International Coastal Cleanup - Dive Against Debris - September 21, 2019

Here are 4 reasons you should join us for this event…

1) It’s the International Coastal Cleanup day! Join thousands of volunteers around the world and keep our seas trash-free.

2) It’s AWARE Week! All week long we’ll be hosting events for divers who want to protect our oceans.

3) Earn a specialty! 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 Specialty and getting one step closer to your Master Scuba Diver rating.

4) Non-divers are welcome too! Your friends and family can help pick up trash along the shore while we search underwater.

Dive Against DebrisDetails

When: Saturday, September 21, 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!

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Seminar: Using and Choosing a Dive Computer - September 24, 2019

Do you want to stay down longer and enjoy the surroundings? Dive computers enable you to do that and should be at the top of every beginner or advanced diver’s list! Whether you’re picking out your first computer or you’re ready to replace your old one, this is a great opportunity to learn about key features, latest advancements and answer the questions: What do the numbers on the screen mean and why should I care?

When: Tuesday, September 24 starting at 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

RSVP via Facebook or email

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