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September 2019

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 – WAITLIST

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.

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Dive Against Debris

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21409 United States
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Divers preparing for a Dive Against Debris

Join us on for the International Coastal Cleanup and a special Dive Against Debris! It's AWARE Week! It's the International Coastal Cleanup! There are so many reasons to come to Annapolis Saturday morning to Dive Against Debris and remove trash for the Chesapeake. When: Saturday, September 21, 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 the beach following the dive, or head into downtown Annapolis. Carpooling is recommended! We’ll put…

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International Coastal Cleanup

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Peirce Mill Park, Tilden Street NW and Beach Drive
Washington, DC United States
Blue Planet Stream Team for Rock Creek Conservancy

Join the Blue Planet Stream Team in cleaning up our adopted portion of Rock Creek Park as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup! Learn more and sign up here!

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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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Seminar: Using and Choosing a Dive Computer

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Syncing a Suunto D5 computer with pod

Do you want to stay down longer and enjoy the surroundings? Dive computers enable you to do that and should be at the top of every beginner or advanced diver’s list! Whether you’re picking out your first computer or you’re ready to replace your old one, this is a great opportunity to learn about key features, latest advancements and answer the questions: What do the numbers on the screen mean and why should I care? RSVP via Facebook or email

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Fall Clearance Sale!

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Mark your calendar and get ready to come on in to the shop on Saturday, September 28th for our Fall Clearance Sale! We've pulled together discontinued or overstocked items that need to go and are offering them at super-low prices. This is a one-day sale so be sure not to miss it!

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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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Certification Weekend at Dutch Springs: October 19-20

October 19 - October 20
Dutch Springs, 4733 Hanoverville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020 United States
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Dutch Springs group

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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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

Adventure along Mexico’s Costa Maya

November 2 - November 6
Mahahual Mahahual, Mexico + Google Map
Beach at 40 Cannons in Mahahual

Join Blue Planet for a 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. Learn more here.

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Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation: November 7

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

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. Class will be held at the shop Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Sign up now!  

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Certification Weekend at Lake Phoenix: November 9-10

November 9 - November 10
Lake Phoenix, One Quarry Lane
Rawlings, VA 23876 United States
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Join us for a certification weekend at Lake Phoenix in 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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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver: November 9

November 9 @ 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: November 10

November 10 @ 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, First Aid for Hazardous…

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Underwater Imaging: November 12 and November 17

November 12 @ 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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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

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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