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Blue Planet Scuba

1755 S St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
202-527-9419

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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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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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…

Find out more »

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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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…

Find out more »

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!

Find out more »

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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