Baltimore Aquarium Diving: Atlantic Coral Reef Exhbit (1-Tank Dive)

I know a lot of you certified divers have been itching to get wet and so here it is! Come dive with us at the National Aquarium in Baltimore! We are proud to partner with Atlantic Eddge and the National Aquarium in Baltimore to offer the best diving in Maryland— dive in the beautiful Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit and experience all the abundant life from a perspective only a few ever get to experience. Led by professional dive staff, participants will be taught the basics of Aquarium diving before taking the plunge into the world of rays, sharks, and 53 species of fish. As you swim among these fascinating creatures, you will also learn the role divers can play in reef conservation and how to be a steward of our precious natural resources. There is a brief classroom session where we will learn about the Aquarium, its conservation message, the animals we will see, etc. We will then brief at the exhibit, get ready to dive and then hop into the water for a 45 minute dive! You would have to travel around the globe to experience a day of diving like this, but with this fun-filled experience you can have it all right here in your own backyard!

PREREQS:  Must be a Certified Diver (Must bring C Card). Must be 18 years old. GEAR: Divers MUST provide their own full wetsuit, mask, fins and booties - all other equipment is provided by the Aquarium.  You can rent the gear from Atlantic Edge but only from store in Gaithersburg. 

TIME: Please arrive by 1:45.

SCHEDULE:

1:45pm - arrival

2:00-3pm - dive briefing

3:00-3:30pm - tour of dive platform/exhibit

3:30-3:50pm - change into wetsuits

4:00-4:45pm - dive

5:00pm - shower head home

COST: $195. Only 6 spots. You must be paid via Amazon payments to RSVP. First paid basis only. [These spots are only for our group and are being held for one week only. All other spots will be returned to Atlantic Edge.]

CARPOOL: Don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!

- Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.

- Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.

 

PAPERWORK:
In order to facilitate the progress of the dives, it is imperative that all divers have their paperwork complete. Below is a list of necessary items and where these items can be obtained:
PADI Medical Statement
PADI Liability Release
PADI Safe Diving Practices
Aquarium Release
Emergency Contact Sheet

PARKING DISCOUNT:
http://www.aqua.org/d... e.com/training/pdf/AE_Emergency_Contact.pdf]Emergency Contact Sheet [/url]

PARKING DISCOUNT:
http://www.aqua.org/d...

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  • Alberto

    Very interesting experience. Small aquarium tank though

    April 8, 2013

  • Dave

    Tank was smaller then I was hopping for. It easily got crowded if all 8 divers in the water ended up at one end of the tank. It was fun interacting with the kids watching from outside. A few of the Anglefish need a class in Padi safe diving practices. No poking people with dorsal fins, and no biting needs to be added. Some reason if you played, or droped the sand/man made rocks on the bottom on the other fish (yes they totaly love this) the angel fish would get very jelouse. Had a lot of sediment on my suite from the tank, it seems they rely on a filter system to clear it out, but the tank has zero current in it, so it basically just floats around.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Dave

    We are down here, grabbing a bite at La Tasca

    April 6, 2013

  • Alberto

    Ok. Apologies. I didn't read it correctly earlier. Thanks. See you tomorrow!!!

    April 5, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Hi, you only need a drs signature if you answer yes on Pg 1 of the PADI medical release form

    April 5, 2013

  • Alberto

    I just realized we need to provide a medical statement signed by a physician... impossible to get it now... will I be able to dive? Thanks

    April 5, 2013

    • "Adventure G.

      You only need a medical statement if you check yes on certain items on the forms. Call me if u have questions. [masked]

      April 5, 2013

    • Dave

      The instructions said we only needed to sign the release right?

      April 5, 2013

  • Alberto

    I'm leaving from DC area (Adams Morgan). I have 3 seats available if needed. Let me know. See you tomorrow!

    April 5, 2013

  • Dave

    Picking Rebecca up in Arlington at 11:30ish tomorrow, and heading to B-more. Have two seats available if anyone is in the Arlington area and would like to join let me know.

    April 5, 2013

  • Dave

    That was almost painful...... :-(

    March 19, 2013

  • Todd H.

    I'm leaving from Alexandria if anyone wants a ride. You don't need gas money.

    March 15, 2013

    • Todd H.

      I'll have to check with Google but I'm sure it's not out of my way!

      March 16, 2013

    • Kaili

      Nevermind Todd, I'm not going.

      March 19, 2013

  • Kaili

    I am so sorry to do this but I have had something come up that would be really hard to get out of (I am in a friends wedding this summer and she just scheduled an event for that day). Is there any way that I can get a refund? If you can't do it, please let me know who to contact. Thanks.

    1 · March 4, 2013

    • Dave

      Do you still have your spot to give? Where are you located? I confused from your post below stating your friend was cool with it?

      March 19, 2013

    • Kaili

      Sorry, I forgot what I sent in email and what I posted here. I was trying to get out of this trip because a friend of mine scheduled something the same day that I needed to go to (wedding stuff). Anyway, it doesn't matter. I just gave up my spot for the 1:45 so RSVP if you can.

      March 19, 2013

  • Kaili

    Never-mind about the refund. I worked it out.

    March 15, 2013

  • Dave

    I'll fill the spot if available. Rebecca told me a spot might be open? What do I need to do?

    March 7, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    John - just refunded you. This one is different than the one we had a few years ago and cheaper (because it is one-tank).

    February 4, 2013

    • Alberto

      Hi, Wouldn't it be possible to negociate a two-tank dive?

      February 4, 2013

  • John C.

    I joined this for a two tank dive. It only a one-tank dive then I am not interested. How do I get a refund?

    January 31, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    When I did this 2 years ago. It was a 2-Tank dive. You dive in the Atlantic Coral Reef (where all of the internal levels are and the people). Then, they switch us to the Rays/Shark basin. The dive was run by the same company. They do mention the Atlantic Tank and the Rays. Last time I was there, these were 2 different dives. Their info a a little confusing.

    January 30, 2013

  • "Adventure G.

    It's a one tank dive. Sorry forgot to switch title!

    January 30, 2013

  • Todd H.

    Maybe they use tiny twin tanks? Twin 20's??

    January 30, 2013

  • Carole Tangney S.

    Ditto what Alisha said.

    January 30, 2013

  • Alisha R.

    How is 45 mins in the water a two-tank dive?

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    I have done these dives before, and they are really fun. Sure, it's not Belize, but, it's a lot cheaper and a VERY cool thing to do on a Saturday! The most fun that I personally had was talking to a 3 year old boy thru the glass. It was such a kick!

    January 30, 2013

  • John C.

    Please contact me for questions I have Thanks.

    January 30, 2013

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