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Rock Creek Cleanup Campaign

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity after your Thanksgiving feast while also maintaining social distance? Join Blue Planet Scuba for a independent clean up of Rock Creek and #OptOutside! Get to know one of our favorite local greenspaces while giving back to our community by keeping […]

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The 2020 Dive Gift Guide Is Here!

As the New Year rapidly approaches we are beginning to look hopefully look towards more diving ahead! To celebrate the brighter times ahead this holiday season we have put together a gift guide with all of the things you or your favorite diver would love […]

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Drysuit Diving: A Hassle Or A Whole New Way To Dive?

Photo: Byron Conroy With COVID-19 upending much of the world’s diving plans for the year, many of us are looking for ways to get in the water closer to home. For a lot of us, this means we need to think about drysuits!  Unfortunately, drysuits […]

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What's The Deal With Sunscreen?

You’ve probably seen headlines popping up all over saying things like “Palau is first country to ban ‘reef toxic’ sun cream,” “People over Coral: Florida could ban sunscreen bans,” and “Hawaii Passes Bill Banning Sunscreen that can Harm Coral Reefs.” Or maybe you watched our "Friday […]

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Fall Certification Weekends

Fall is here but there is still lots of diving to be done!  While we still don't have access to our normal training pool, we can conduct in-water classes at nearby scuba parks! Join us for a weekend getaway to Lake Phoenix in southern Virginia or Dutch Springs in […]

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Aware Week 2020

It’s that time of year again...AWARE Week is right around the corner! For AWARE Week 2020 we are going to take a look at how COVID-19 has impacted the oceans and dive into how we can ensure we are still actively doing all we can […]

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Reef Fish Out Of Water 5k!

Feeling like a fish out of water? Trying to figure out what to do with your newfound land legs? Why not put your dried out dive gills to work for a great cause! REEF, our favorite marine community science organization, is hosting a virtual Fish […]

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Women's Dive Day 2020

July 18, 2020 will mark the 6th annual PADI Women’s Dive day! Diving has traditionally been a sport dominated by men. Even today, women are still far outnumbered in many types of diving, shops, clubs and training organizations. Globally, Women’s Dive Day helps women divers […]

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Plastic Free July!

It’s Plastic Free July! This month we encourage all of you to challenge yourself when it comes to your use of plastics. If you have been thinking about making a switch from a traditional plastic based product to a non-plastic based one, learning how to […]

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The dive industry has a racism problem. In her 2019 article “Finding Color Below the Surface,” Mariah Shore asked the following question:  “Why did I rarely see people who looked like me in the dive community? Where were all the women of color? Of all […]

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