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Ready to explore the world….underwater? Whether you’re thinking about your first dive vacation or you’re an experienced dive traveler, join us for this seminar to learn more and share tips for planning and packing for dive trips. Warm water or cold water, weekend getaway or multi-week excursion, our dive pros have done it all and can recommend their favorite lightweight, travel-friendly gear for both below and above the water.
When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM
Where: Blue Planet shop
Enjoy summer weather with Blue Planet divers on the rooftop at Mellow Mushroom, a pizza joint in Adams Morgan. Share dive stories, meet new buddies and relax with great food and drinks.
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 starting at 6:00 PM
Where: Mellow Mushroom; 2436 18th St NW (near the corner with Columbia Rd NW), Washington, DC 20009.
Thinking about investing in a new dive computer? Now is a great time to take advantage of new features and functionality!
$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!
- Modes: 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
- 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.
- Modes: Air, nitrox, gauge, and freedive
- Maximum depth: 328 ft.
- Up to 4 air-integrated transmitters
- Color screen
- Diverlog app
- Rechargeable battery
- Pelagic Z+
- Software updates
$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.
- Modes: 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
- Integrated digital compass
- 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.
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
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).
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?
How can you up your game?
The Physiology of Extreme Diving: The Science and Technology of Pushing the Human Body to the Limits
Why do recreational divers have a limit of 130 feet? What is the deepest a diver has ever been on scuba? How deep can a human actually dive? Georgetown University professor of physiology and Blue Planet Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Staff Instructor, Ryan Downey, will lead an interactive seminar discussion where we take a look at how humans have pushed scuba diving to the extreme limits of human physiology and technological innovation. We’ll also talk about how pushing these limits have changed the way that recreational divers approach scuba. Bring your questions for the Q&A!
When: Tuesday, April 23 starting at 7:00 PM
Where: Blue Planet shop
In lieu of our monthly happy hour and in honor of Earth Day, we’re going to mix it up with a movie. Join your dive buddies to catch an episode or two of Our Planet, a new documentary series on Netflix from the makers of the Planet Earth and Blue Planet series.
Voiced by Sir David Attenborough, the series will showcase the world’s incredible species and most at-risk habitats in ways they have never been seen before—from ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests.
More than just a showcase of the planet’s wonders, Our Planet aims to inspire people around the world to understand the natural world as never before. WWF worked with Netflix and Silverback Films to ensure Our Planet is supported by the latest ground-breaking science and highlights the Earth’s most pressing challenges.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Blue Planet’s shop (1755 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009)
Bring a lawn chair or pillow and some beverages! We’ll have popcorn and other snacks.
There’s never been a better time to invest in a new dive computer!
For a limited time, save on the Suunto Zoop Novo — only $299!
Offer valid March 15-May 15, 2019.
Looking for a computer with more features? Check out the new, lower prices on these best-sellers:
Vyper Novo – $599.95
D4i Novo – $649.95
D6i Novo – $999.95
And get the wireless tank pressure transmitter for only $399.95
Interested in our upcoming adventures? Curious what a Blue Planet trip is like? Or maybe you need help planning your own getaway? Join us to learn more about our 2019+ travel schedule to some of our favorite destinations.
We can also help you book your own trip anywhere in the world; stop by and we can chat about options.
When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM
Where: Blue Planet Scuba (1755 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009)