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International Coastal Cleanup - September 22, 2019

Join the Blue Planet Stream Team in cleaning up our adopted portion of Rock Creek Park as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup!

WHEN: Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: Meet up in the parking lot across from Peirce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station.

WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

IMPORTANT: Please click here to be directed to an online waiver which all attendees must complete!

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just email the shop!

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Rock Creek Clean-up - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Join the Blue Planet Stream Team and Rock Creek Conservancy in the fight against plastics and marine debris as we clean up Rock Creek. Start your Sunday off with some good karma and enjoy our nation’s third oldest national park!

When: Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: Meet up in the parking lot across from Pierce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

RSVP: Please sign up by clicking here and RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just email the shop!

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Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Join the Blue Planet Stream Team, the Rock Creek Conservancy and the Alice Ferguson Foundation for the 11th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, in coordination with the 31st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: Meet up in the parking lot across from Pierce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

RSVP: Please register online by clicking here and then RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just email the shop!

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We Need Your Old Masks, Snorkels and Fins!

Great reef preservation projects are going on and one is in Raja Ampat in Indonesia. An Australian activist, Norm Van’t Hoff, and others have organized a program run by locals to own and protect their beautiful reefs from poaching, over-fishing, damage from dive boats, and now, one more threat – an explosion of Crown Of Thorns Starfish (COTS). We don’t know why, but the COTS infestation is destroying large parts of the reef, as they did in the Great Barrier Reef. 

Dr. Phil Dustan, from the Award-winning film “Chasing Coral,” is an internationally renowned marine biologist who specializes in reefs. He and colleagues in Raja Ampat have developed a kit that injects a weak vinegar solution (harmless in small amounts to the ocean environment) into COTS, causing them to die.  Much like Lionfish in the Caribbean, the COTS are a threat, with no effective predator.

The locals are now being enlisted to eliminate COTs, but when the injector kits arrived in the islands, they went unused because most locals don’t own snorkeling gear – a mask alone is worth a week’s wages. What they need now are diving masks, snorkels and fins so the kits can be used.

Two of our divers, Bruce Butterworth and Jan Fine, are traveling to Raja Ampat in March to help with the effort. Blue Planet is collecting your old or unused masks, snorkels or fins for them to bring to the locals to use. It doesn’t matter how they look – if they work, they’re fine!

So, please bring them into Blue Planet any time. We will have a special bin for collection at our Holiday party on December 17th.

If you want more information or want to contribute in other ways, please contact Bruce at brbutterworth@gmail.com

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Blue Planet Scuba Holiday Party

Blue Planet Holiday PartyCome celebrate the holidays with all of your dive buddies at Blue Planet! This year we’re holding the party at Cotton & Reed, DC’s first Rum distillery. We’ll recount adventures from 2018 and look ahead to a new year. Plus we’ll be announcing our dive travel plans for 2019 and beyond!

Silent Auction

We’ll be holding a silent auction to raise money for our fabulous friends at REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation). Come ready to bid on some awesome items that our suppliers have generously donated, including:

  • Suunto EON Core dive computer
  • Aqua Lung Legend LX regulator
  • DAN DEMP class
  • PADI classes
  • Apeks Lifeline spools
  • dive lights from Big Blue and SeaLife
  • Atomic Aquatics mask, fins and snorkel
  • FLIP 3 Filter Set for GoPro cameras from Backscatter
  • Tickets to the DC Dive Show
  • safety equipment from DAN
  • plus more from Fourth Element and Innovative Scuba

Bring your Old or Unused Masks, Snorkels & Fins

We’ll also be collecting old or unused masks, fins and snorkels to help the locals in Indonesia battle the invasive Crown of Thorns Starfish. Click here for more info on the project.

RSVP today!

Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Looking forward to seeing you!

When: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm

Where: Cotton & Reed, 1330 5th Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

RSVP on Facebook or via email.

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Rock Creek Cleanup - November 23, 2018

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity after the Thanksgiving Feast? Join Blue Planet divers to clean up Rock Creek! Work off those calories while giving back to our community by keeping our waterways clean.

When: Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: Meet up in the parking lot across from Pierce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station. See map here.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

RSVP: Please RSVP on Facebook, or just email the shop!

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International Coastal Cleanup - September 16, 2018

Join the Blue Planet Stream Team in cleaning up our adopted portion of Rock Creek Park as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup!

WHEN: Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: Meet up in the parking lot across from Peirce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station.

WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just email the shop!

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Shop Closed for Memorial Day Weekend 2018

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, we want to thank all the brave men and women who gave their lives while serving to protect this country, especially the families they left behind.

In honor of Memorial Day, Blue Planet Scuba will be closed on Saturday May 26th. We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday May 29th.

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Rock Creek Cleanup - Monday, January 15, 2018

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity for the MLK Day of Service? Join Blue Planet divers to clean up Rock Creek! Honor Dr. King’s legacy and give back to our community through keeping our waterways clean.

When: Monday, January 15, 2018 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: Meet up in the parking lot across from Pierce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station. See map here.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Facebook event page, or just email the shop!

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Rock Creek Cleanup - Sunday, November 26, 2017

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity after the Thanksgiving Feast? Join Blue Planet divers to clean up Rock Creek! Work off those calories while giving back to our community by keeping our waterways clean.

When: Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: Meet up in the parking lot across from Pierce Mill on Tilden Street right before it crosses Beach Drive and turns into Park Road. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro station. See map here.

What to bring: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (you may get wet). Bring yard gloves if you have them. And don’t forget water — in a reusable container, of course.

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Facebook, or just email the shop!

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