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November 2019

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: November 13

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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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Underwater Imaging: November 14 and 17

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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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The Best of Indonesia…In Style

November 17 - November 28
Sorong, Indonesia Sorong, Indonesia + Google Map
Dewi Nusantara

Join Blue Planet as we explore the heart of the Coral Triangle between Ternate in Halmahera and the mega-diverse Raja Ampat region. The trip will visit muck sites, oceanic and inshore reefs. We’re especially excited to be joined by Dr. Richard Smith, a marine biologist and photographer who has run extensive dive trips throughout the region. Indonesia + the Dewi + Richard = OMG OMG OMG!!! Click here for details.

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November Happy Hour: Lauriol Plaza

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lauriol Plaza, 1835 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Happy Hour

Pretend you're on a dive trip with a frozen margarita! Join divers in a relaxed atmosphere talking about past and upcoming trips; meet new dive buddies and ask any questions you may have to Blue Planet Staff that will be hanging out too! RSVP on Facebook or via email.

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Fish Identification Course: November 20

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

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 Caribbean fish families and species and learn fish survey techniques and strategies. Class will be held at the shop. Sign up now!  

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Rescue Diver Course: November 21, 24 and 29-30

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Rescue Diver course

Take your skills to the next level with the Rescue Diver Course - the most challenging and rewarding continuing education course you will find! Materials: Pick up your course pack at the shop. It includes the Rescue Diver manual and DVD, the Diving Accident Management slate and a pocket mask. Knowledge Development: Read the PADI Rescue Diver Manual, complete the Knowledge Reviews and watch the PADI Rescue Diver Video. Prepare an emergency assistance plan for the location where open water scenarios will be held. Class will meet…

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Dry Suit Diver: November 23 and 29

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Phoenix, One Quarry Lane
Rawlings, VA 23876 United States
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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, November 23, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Gallaudet University MSSD Pool, near the…

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course: November 27 and 29-30

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Scuba diver and reef

Continue your dive training with the Advanced Open Water Diver Course - increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so that you can become more comfortable in the water and experience different types of diving. Materials: Pick up your course pack at the shop. It includes the PADI Advanced Open Water Manual, slate, surface marker buoy and whistle. Knowledge Development: Read the chapters associated with the dives you'll be doing in the PADI Advanced Open Water Manual and complete the Knowledge Review for each. Class will meet Wednesday,…

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CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

November 28 - November 29
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Sorry, we're closed

The shop will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll be back to business as usual on Small Business Saturday, November 30. Looking for something to do on Friday or over the weekend? #OptOutside and join us for some diving at Lake Phoenix or for our Rock Creek Cleanup! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Certification Weekend at :Lake Phoenix: November 29-December 1

November 29 - December 1
Lake Phoenix, One Quarry Lane
Rawlings, VA 23876 United States
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Join us for a certification weekend at Lake Phoenix, Rawlings VA. About 2.5 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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Rock Creek Cleanup

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peirce Mill Park, Tilden Street NW and Beach Drive
Washington, DC United States
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Volunteers clean up Rock Creek

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity after your Thanksgiving feast? Join Blue Planet divers to clean up Rock Creek and #OptOutside! Work off those calories while giving back to our community by keeping our waterways clean. Learn more and sign up here!

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December 2019

Emergency First Response: December 1

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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EFR

Emergency First Response skills (First aid and CPR) are great skills for everyone, especially those involved in adventure sports...just in case. This class also meets the prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses. In the EFR Primary & Secondary Care course, you'll learn: BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level AED (automated external defibrillator) use Preventing and caring for shock Spinal injury management Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk Basic first aid and…

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: December 4

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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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Weekend Getaway to Culebra

December 7 - December 11
Culebra Culebra Puerto Rico + Google Map
Culebra beach

Join Blue Planet for the ultimate escape…and you don’t need a passport! Culebra has remained a hidden gem for diving in the Caribbean. This tiny, laid-back island boasts beautiful reefs and tons of marine life accessible to divers of all experience levels. And with one of the top 5 beaches in the world, you can truly get away from it all.  Click here for details.

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Equipment Specialist: December 8

December 8 @ 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. Class will be held at the shop. This class will meet: Friday, December 8, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sign…

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Underwater Photographer / Video: December 11 and December 15

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Diver with GoPro

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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Project AWARE Specialist: December 12

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
Project AWARE

The underwater world needs heroes! Through the Project AWARE Specialist certification class, you can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. You CAN make a difference! Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting, and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference. Class will be held at the shop Thursday, December…

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Project AWARE Specialist: December 12

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Divers and non-divers welcome. You can both complete the course and earn a specialty certification! The underwater world needs heroes! Through the Project AWARE Specialist certification class, you can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. You CAN make a difference! Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting, and most importantly, you…

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Raja Ampat, Indonesia Liveaboard

December 14 - December 21
Sorong, Indonesia Sorong, Indonesia + Google Map
Indonesia onboard the Samambaia

Join Blue Planet as we explore some of the best diving in the world in the mega-diverse Raja Ampat region. The trip will visit muck sites, oceanic and inshore reefs from the beautiful Phinisi liveaboard. Don’t wait — this trip will fill up fast! Click here for details.

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Fish Identification Course: December 19

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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 Caribbean fish families and species and learn fish survey techniques and strategies. Class will be held at the shop. Sign up now!  

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: December 21

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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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Belize Aggressor IV

December 28, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Belize City Belize City, Belize + Google Map
Blue Hole, Belize on the Belize Aggressor IV

Join Blue Planet for the best diving in Belize! A liveaboard is the ideal way to visit Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, Turneffe Reef and of course, the world-famous Blue Hole. With up to 5 dives a day, there is ample opportunity to explore the beautiful walls and reefs the country is known for. And a trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle or a canopy…

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February 2020

Volivoli, Fiji

February 15, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Volivoli, Volivoli Beach Resort
Rakiraki, Viti Levu Fiji
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Soft coral in Fiji

Join Blue Planet for another week of world-class diving in beautiful Fiji. We’re headed to the Suncoast, close to The Vatu-I-Ra Passage—now a marine protected area famous for its abundance and diversity of marine life—which is arguably the best diving in the country. Come dive, relax, explore and enjoy the paradise that is Fiji. Interested in extending your trip? Join us for a visit to New Zealand! Click here for to learn more and sign up!

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April 2020

Galapagos Aggressor III

April 23, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Galapagos San Cristóbal, Ecuador + Google Map
Hammerheads on the Galapagos Aggressor

Join Blue Planet on the trip of a lifetime! Tour the Galapagos Islands on board the Galapagos Aggressor III and dive with playful sea lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf islands for thrilling diving to see hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, clouds of tuna and much more. Click here for to learn more and sign up!

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May 2020

Galapagos Aggressor III

May 21, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Galapagos San Cristóbal, Ecuador + Google Map
Marine Iguana on the Galapagos Aggressor

Our April trip sold out so we booked another one! Join Blue Planet on the trip of a lifetime! Tour the Galapagos Islands on board the Galapagos Aggressor III and dive with playful sea lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf islands for thrilling diving to see hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, clouds of tuna and much more. Click here for to learn more and sign up!

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Rock Creek Cleanup – November 29, 2019

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Blue Planet Scuba
1755 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

(202) 527-9419
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CLOSED Saturday, August 31 for Labor Day Weekend

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