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.

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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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PADI/GoPro Evolution Contest

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?

Visit the PADI site for details and the official contest rules.

 

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Seminar: The Physiology of Extreme Diving - April 23

Seminar: The Physiology of Extreme DivingThe 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

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Movie Night: Our Planet - April 16th, 2019 - POSTPONED TBD

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)

RSVP: on Facebook or via email

Bring a lawn chair or pillow and some beverages! We’ll have popcorn and other snacks.

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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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