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February 2019

Underwater Imaging: February 20 & 24

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Underwater photographers

Learn the secrets to better photos underwater! The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on your first photo dive. And you don’t have to be an experienced diver to do it; snorkelers and new divers can take the course, too! In Level…

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March 2019

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: March 6

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner since you'll require shorter surface intervals. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty. Class will be held at the shop. Sign up today!

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Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation: March 7

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Coral Restoration Foundation

Divers and non-divers welcome. You can both complete the course and earn a specialty certification! The Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs. As scuba divers, the health of aquatic ecosystems is always on our minds and can make a good dive great! Become aware of the fragility of coral reefs, the organisms that make up the reef, and how divers are changing the tide for the better. Sign up now!  

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Dry Suit Diver: March 9 and March 16

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Phoenix, One Quarry Lane
Rawlings, VA 23876 United States

Become a Dry Suit Diver! Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites and extend your dive season. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months. This class will meet on the following dates: Confined water practice: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12 PM - 2 PM @ Gallaudet University MSSD Pool, near the NoMA-Gallaudet Metro Station…

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Fish Identification Course: March 14 – Tropical Western Atlantic

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The Fish Identification Course is a great way to figure out who all those fish were you saw on your recent trip. Learn the basics of Fish ID and become a REEF fish surveyor! This class will help you identify characteristics of common fish families and species and learn fish survey techniques and strategies. Class will be held at the shop. This class will focus on species from the Tropical Western Atlantic, covering Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Sign up…

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Certification Weekend at Lake Phoenix: March 16-17

March 16 - March 17
Lake Phoenix, One Quarry Lane
Rawlings, VA 23876 United States
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Drysuit divers at Lake Phoenix

Join us for a certification weekend at Lake Phoenix in Rawlings, VA. About 3 hours south of DC, Lake Phoenix has great visibility and tons of underwater attractions. It's also the perfect spot to finish your Open Water, Advanced Open Water certification or Specialty Dives. Of course, we always welcome divers who just want to dive with us! And since this is a holiday weekend, you can stay and dive all 3 days if you'd like!

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Underwater Imaging: March 20 & 24

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Underwater photographers

Learn the secrets to better photos underwater! The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on your first photo dive. And you don’t have to be an experienced diver to do it; snorkelers and new divers can take the course, too! In Level…

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: March 23

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner since you'll require shorter surface intervals. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty. Class will be held at the shop. Sign up today!

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Equipment Specialist: March 30

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

Do not miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue! Whether it is a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you will encounter every day. In addition, you will learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repaired and other information that can help…

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April 2019

Certification Weekend at Lake Phoenix: April 20-21

April 20 - April 21
Lake Phoenix, One Quarry Lane
Rawlings, VA 23876 United States
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Drysuit divers at Lake Phoenix

Join us for a certification weekend at Lake Phoenix in Rawlings, VA. About 3 hours south of DC, Lake Phoenix has great visibility and tons of underwater attractions. It's also the perfect spot to finish your Open Water, Advanced Open Water certification or Specialty Dives. Of course, we always welcome divers who just want to dive with us!

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