We’re a different kind of dive shop – aimed at providing the best education and travel experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba to help protect our fragile oceans.
We go beyond providing scuba certifications: we meet each student’s needs with personalized, flexible instruction that fits into the busy lives of people here.
Meanwhile, we are committed to connecting people to the life in our oceans and fostering awareness of the threats facing this globally-essential ecosystem. We work closely with environmental organizations and local communities to foster sustainability. We recognize that our oceans are being ravaged by pollution, coastal development, overfishing, and global warming, and we believe that active, informed divers can help restore the health of our planet’s oceans.
What’s different about learning to dive with us?
We offer small classes with no more than 12 students that allow you to learn diving as quickly or as slowly as you need and give you time to practice until you truly master each skill. We provide at least three dive professionals in each session so students can receive individualized attention in a group setting.
We build classes around your schedule. You can choose to do the academics online or via independent study at times that work for you. We know you’re busy, so we offer weekend or weeknight classes. All of our classes are in DC and Metro accessible.
High Quality Education
We’re a small, independent operation focused on teaching. We promise you’ll have a great experience however you learn best and whatever your level of comfort in the water.
Commitment to Our Blue Planet
Every student at Blue Planet will receive education in not just the basics of diving, but the ecosystems in which we will be diving. We believe teaching our students about marine life in our oceans and helping our community dive sustainably, we can help restore the health of our oceans.