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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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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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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Dive Against Debris - September 23, 2018

Join us for a special AWARE Week Dive Against Debris!

Volunteer your time and save $75 off the Dive Against Debris Specialty! Help clean up the Chesapeake and Sandy Point State Park and earn a specialty certification while you’re at it.

Dive Against Debris for Women's Dive DayWhen: Sunday, September 23, 2018 starting at 9:00 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: Loving Local Diving - August 21, 2018

You don’t have to hop on an airplane to experience great diving! Come learn about the best local sites and the pros’ secrets to exploring them. We’ll discuss dive conditions, attractions, what gear to bring and the skills you need to make the most of the experience. The local dive season is in full swing — plan your next weekend adventure now!

When: Tuesday, August 21; 7:00 PM

Where: Blue Planet shop

RSVP via Facebook or email

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PADI Women's Dive Day - July 22, 2018

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.

Dive Against Debris for Women's Dive DayWhen: Sunday, July 22, 2018 starting at 6:00 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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Halloween Weekend at Dutch Springs - October 28-30, 2017

Pumpkins. And zombies. Underwater.

Join Blue Planet for a weekend of Halloween fun at Dutch Springs! In addition to our regular classes, we’ll be running a couple of new specialties in honor of the season.

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Open Water + Advanced Open Water (stay and dive all 3 days!)
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving
  • Zombie Apocalypse Diver
  • plus other specialties

Contact the shop to sign up!

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PADI Women's Dive Day - July 15, 2017

Dive Against Debris + Ladies’ Day Out in Annapolis

Andrea with studentAlthough 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 hosting a Dive Against Debris followed by a day touring around beautiful Annapolis.

Dive Against Debris

Join us early Saturday morning at Sandy Point State Park for a Dive Against Debris. You can earn a PADI Specialty while helping keep the Chesapeake Bay clean. Please register in advance so we can share the appropriate information with you.

Ladies’ Day out in Annapolis

Once we’re done with the cleanup, we will head into Annapolis for brunch and tour around the city. Details coming soon!

Send us an email to let us know you’re interested. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

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PADI Women's Dive Weekend - July 16-17, 2016

Although pretty much every day is Women’s Dive Day here at Blue Planet, we’re joining PADI in celebrating women in diving and reaching out to future lady divers!

Saturday, July 16: Celebrate Women’s Dive Day at Blue Planet!

Blue Planet women diversStop by the shop on Saturday between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM to…

  • check out the latest scuba and snorkeling gear for ladies
  • learn about scuba training and travel opportunities

Meet other women divers and celebrate our love of all things aquatic! Blue Planet’s dive professionals will be there to answer your questions and share our passion for diving.


 Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17: Join us for a weekend of diving at Dutch Springs

Join Blue Planet at Dutch Springs for a class or just to get underwater!

  • Dutch Springs. Photo by Derek FreresClasses and dives led by some of the ladies of Blue Planet
  • Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Drysuit Diver courses
  • Underwater photo booth
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy workshop
  • Underwater Photography workshop
  • Dinner Saturday night at Bethlehem Brew Works

RSVP on Facebook today!


We want your pictures!

Send us your favorite dive photos with you and your girlfriends and we’ll highlight them on the Blue Planet website!

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Monthly Certification Weekends

Join us for an open water certification weekend at Lake Phoenix, Virginia or Dutch Springs, Pennsylvania. Both sites have great visibility and tons of underwater attractions. They’re also the perfect spots to finish your Open Water or Advanced Open Water certification.

Join us for the whole weekend to:

Complete your Open Water Diver certification dives
$275 includes instruction, gear rental for the weekend and your certification card with PADI. Entry fees to the scuba park are not included.

Advanced Open Water Diver certification
$295 covers your course materials, instruction and your certification fees with PADI. Entry fees to the scuba park are not included. Rental gear is available.

Open Water/Advanced Open Water certification + Dry suit rental
Add $100 to rent a dry suit, undergarments, and a pool session to check for fit and orient you to its use.

Open Water/Advanced Open Water certification + Dry Suit Specialty
Add $200 and get your first specialty! Includes dry suit, undergarments, course materials, a pool session and an extra dive at the lake. (This is a savings of $50 off the regular course fee!)

Rescue Diver
$295 covers your course materials, instruction and your certification fees with PADI. Entry fees to the scuba park are not included. Rental gear is available.

Dive with a Divemaster
(1-day) $100 includes 1-3 guided dives with a PADI professional plus tank, weights and air fills. This is a great opportunity to work on skills or just get back in the water. Entry fees to the scuba park are not included.

Specialty training
Have a PADI Specialty you’d like to do? Just let us know!

Fun Diver
Of course, we always welcome divers who just want to dive with us and not do any training!

LODGING: If you’re staying overnight Saturday, you can camp on site or stay at one of the many hotels nearby.

Send us an email if you’d like to join us and we’ll be in touch with more details.

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