It's July! Time for the Great Annual Fish Count

Make a difference in marine conservation — join REEF’s Great Annual Fish Count! Every July, divers and snorkelers across the world join to learn about marine diversity and conduct fish surveys as a part of REEF’s ongoing Volunteer Fish Survey Project.

In honor of the occasion, Blue Planet will be offering a special on Fish ID classes:

REEF Fish Identification Travel EditionSign up for a Fish ID class in the month of July and once you complete your 2 training dives with Blue Planet on a trip, we’ll give you a free copy of the Reef Fish Identification (Travel Edition): Caribbean, Bahamas, South Florida!

  1. Sign up for the AWARE Fish ID specialty class with us.
  2. You can complete the classroom training with us on Thursday, July 25 or another time; we hold classes every month.
  3. Then join us on any of our trips and we can complete your two training dives. We’ll teach you the basics of fish identification and how to run your own fish surveys and then report your results to REEF.

How does this help conservation efforts?
Once your survey information is submitted online to REEF, the data are processed via REEF’s standardized data management and quality control protocols and then are uploaded into a centralized database that is available on REEF’s website. In addition to use by the general and diving public, the data are available to scientists and resource managers.

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Happy Hour: ANXO Cidery - July 16, 2019

Enjoy summer weather with Blue Planet divers on the patio at ANXO. Share dive stories, meet new buddies and relax with great food and drinks.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 starting at 6:00 PM

Where: ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar (Truxton Circle location: 300 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001)

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PADI Women's Dive Day - July 20, 2019

Join the ladies of Blue Planet for a special Dive Against Debris!

Although pretty much every day is Women’s Dive Day here at Blue Planet, we’re joining divers all over the world to celebrate women in diving! This year we’re heading back to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis for a Dive Against Debris followed by brunch.

When: Saturday, July 20, 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: Travel tips for dive trips - June 25, 2019

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.

Aqua Lung travel gearWhen: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet 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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Happy Hour: Mellow Mushroom - June 11, 2019

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.

RSVP on Facebook or via email.

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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!

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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

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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).

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