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July 2019

Underwater Imaging: July 17 and July 21

July 17 @ 6:00 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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Rescue Diver Course: July 18, July 21 and July 27-28

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands

July 20 - July 27
Arawak Bay Inn, 62, Salt River Road
Christiansted, St Croix 00820 Virgin Islands (U.S.)
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Join Blue Planet for another week of world-class diving in St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Croix’s rich culture and history, along with its beautiful beaches and exciting recreational activities, create an experience unlike any other in the Caribbean. Whether you are newly certified or an advanced diver, diving is easy, accessible and offers an array of experiences for everyone. Dive a wreck, wall, pier and reef all in one day! We'll also be offering coral…

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PADI Women’s Dive Day

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21409 United States
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PADI Women's Dive Day 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 Park, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409 We can do a picnic brunch on…

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Dry Suit Diver: July 20 and July 27

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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, July 20, 2019 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM @ Gallaudet University MSSD Pool, near the…

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course: July 24 and July 27-28

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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Fish Identification Course: July 25 – Tropical Western Atlantic

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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 Dutch Springs: July 27-28

July 27 - July 28
Dutch Springs, 4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020 United States

Join us for a certification weekend at Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA. About 3 hours north of DC, Dutch Springs 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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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: July 27

July 27 @ 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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DAN DEMP: July 28

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Program from Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a great way to integrate the knowledge and skills from several of DAN's premier training programs into a single course. A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency. This DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN courses: Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries Basic Life Support First…

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August 2019

Project AWARE Specialist: August 1

August 1 @ 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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Assistant Instructor Course: August 2-4, 2019

August 2 - August 4
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Assistant Instructor assisting a student

Ready to take your professional diver rating to the next level? As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume additional teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience on your way to becoming a scuba instructor! This course will meet over 3 days: Friday, August 2 Saturday, August 3…

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Assistant Instructor Course: September 20-22, 2019

August 2 - August 4
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Assistant Instructor assisting a student

Ready to take your professional diver rating to the next level? As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume additional teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience on your way to becoming a scuba instructor! This course will meet over 3 days: Friday, September 20 Saturday, September 21…

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Equipment Specialist: August 4

August 4 @ 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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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: August 7

August 7 @ 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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Rescue Diver Course: August 8, August 11 and August 17-18

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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Instructor Development Course: August 9-11 & 23, 2019

August 9 - August 11
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Students practicing alternate airsource ascents_PADI

Become one of the most sought-after dive professionals in the world -- a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Once both are completed, candidates may go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification. You must also be a EFR Instructor to attend the IE. 1. EFR Instructor course:…

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Dry Suit Diver: August 10 and August 17

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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, August 10, 2019 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM @ Gallaudet University MSSD Pool, near the…

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course: August 14 and August 17-18

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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Fish Identification Course: August 15 – Tropical Western Atlantic

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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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Explore Hawaii on the Kona Aggressor II – WAITLIST

August 17 - August 24
Kona, Hawaii kona, HI United States + Google Map
Kona Aggressor II

Join Blue Planet for the best diving in Hawaii! The Big Island’s volcanic underwater topography is a diver’s wonderland. Lava tubes, bommies, arches and huge craters like “Au Au Crater,” create a spectacular backdrop for Hawaii’s many indigenous species of Butterfly fish. Photographers will delight in the many subjects like Spanish Dancers, turtles, mantas and frogfish. Click here for details.

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Certification Weekend at Dutch Springs: August 17-18

August 17 - August 18
Dutch Springs, 4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020 United States

Join us for a certification weekend at Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA. About 3 hours north of DC, Dutch Springs 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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Emergency First Response: August 18

August 18 @ 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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Underwater Imaging: August 21 and August 25

August 21 @ 6:00 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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Rescue Diver Course: August 22, August 25 and August 31-September 1

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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: August 24 and August 31

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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, August 24, 2019 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM @ Gallaudet University MSSD Pool, near the…

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Emergency First Response Instructor: August 24-25

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - August 25 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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EFR class

Planning to become a PADI Instructor? Or perhaps you want to expand your expertise and earn additional income? Blue Planet Scuba provides qualified individuals with the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children, CPR & AED courses. Why become an EFR Instructor? CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on…

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: August 24

August 24 @ 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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Advanced Open Water Diver Course: August 28 and August 31-September 1

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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Labor Day Getaway to Roatan

August 31 - September 7
Roatan, Cocolobo
West End, Roatan Honduras
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Labor Day Getaway to Roatan

Join Blue Planet for a week of world-class diving in beautiful Roatan! Escape your worries and relax on this beautiful island where amazing dive sites are only minutes away. Explore West End, a funky beach community with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, or retreat to Cocolobo, our new home away from home surrounded by tropical gardens and amazing sea views. Click here for details.

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Certification Weekend at Dutch Springs: August 31-September 2

August 31 - September 2
Dutch Springs, 4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020 United States

Join us for a certification weekend at Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA. About 3 hours north of DC, Dutch Springs 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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September 2019

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: September 4

September 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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Fish Identification Course: September 5 – Tropical Western Atlantic

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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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Specialty Instructor Training: September 7-8, 2019

September 7 - September 8
Dutch Springs, 4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020 United States
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DPV

Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots of choose from – so get going. All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications. PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and…

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DAN DEMP: September 8

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Program from Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a great way to integrate the knowledge and skills from several of DAN's premier training programs into a single course. A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency. This DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN courses: Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries Basic Life Support First…

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Underwater Imaging: September 11 and September 15

September 11 @ 6:00 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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Rescue Diver Course: September 12, September 15 and September 21-22

September 12 @ 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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Wreck Diving in North Carolina

September 13 - September 15
Olympus Dive Center, 713 Shepard Street
Morehead City, NC 28557 United States
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Wreck diving in NC

Join Blue Planet for a long weekend of world-class wreck diving off the coast of North Carolina. Swirling schools of silvery fish and docile sand tiger sharks await you. We’ll be diving from Morehead City, which is conveniently located and has access to wrecks famous for sand tiger sightings. Click here for details.

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Dry Suit Diver: September 14 and September 21

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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, September 14, 2019 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM @ Gallaudet University MSSD Pool, near the…

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Project AWARE Specialist: September 17

September 17 @ 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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Advanced Open Water Diver Course: September 18 and September 21-22

September 18 @ 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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Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation: September 19

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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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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Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys

September 21 - September 25
Key Largo, Florida Key Largo, FL United States + Google Map
Coral Restoration Foundation

Join Blue Planet in the Florida Keys for two days of hands-on training in coral reef restoration and monitoring with the Coral Restoration Foundation plus one day of recreational diving. This is your chance to “get your hands dirty” and give back to the beautiful coral reefs that we all love! Click here for details.

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Certification Weekend at Dutch Springs: September 21-22

September 21 - September 22
Dutch Springs, 4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020 United States
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Join us for a certification weekend at Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA. About 3 hours north of DC, Dutch Springs 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.

Find out more »

Emergency First Response: September 22

September 22 @ 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: September 28

September 28 @ 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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October 2019

Instructor Development Course: October 4-6 & 18, 2019

October 4 - October 6
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Students practicing alternate airsource ascents_PADI

Become one of the most sought-after dive professionals in the world -- a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Once both are completed, candidates may go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification. You must also be a EFR Instructor to attend the IE. 1. EFR Instructor course:…

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Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach

October 5 - October 9
West Palm Beach, Blue Heron Bridge
Rivieria Beach, FL United States
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Goliath grouper

Join Blue Planet on Florida’s Palm Beach and Singer Island for the annual spawning aggregation of Goliath groupers. Just a 2.5 hour flight from DC, you can fly down Saturday and be back in town by Wednesday and still get up to 13 great dives in! Click here for details.

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Saba: Stunning Above and Below

October 12 - October 19
Queens Gardens Resort & Spa, Troy Hill Drive 1
The Bottom, Saba Netherlands
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Saba

Join us in one of the Caribbean’s best keep secrets! Saba is the perfect escape for divers and non-divers alike. Explore beautiful underwater sites sculpted by the island’s volcanic history, teeming with marine life. Disappear into the cloud forest at the summit of Mt. Scenery or splash around in crystal clear tide pools. The charm of this idyllic island and its friendly people will make this one trip you won’t forget! Plus we’ll be there for the annual Sea &…

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Specialty Instructor Training: October 26-27, 2019

October 26 - October 27
Dutch Springs, 4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020 United States
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DPV

Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots of choose from – so get going. All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications. PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and…

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November 2019

Mahahual, Mexico: Choose Your Adventure

November 2 - November 9
Mahahual Mahahual, Mexico + Google Map
Beach at 40 Cannons in Mahahual

Join Blue Planet for a week or long weekend of diving and relaxing in beautiful, quiet Mahahual, Mexico. The southern end of the Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect place to get away from it all: gorgeous beaches, great diving and snorkeling, mysterious cenotes and plenty of top-side adventure. For those staying all week, we’ll also visit Mayan ruins, kayak through the mangroves and explore the nature and culture of the Yucatan. Learn more here.

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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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December 2019

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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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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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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