Baltimore Aquarium Diving: Atlantic Coral Reef Exhbit (1-Tank Dive) (2:45 class)

  • April 6, 2013 · 2:45 PM
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I know a lot of you certified divers have been itching to get wet and we filled up our first class too fast - 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 2:45.

SCHEDULE:

2:45pm - arrival

3:00-4:00pm - dive briefing

4:00-4:30pm - tour of dive platform/exhibit

4:30-4:50pm - change into wetsuits

4:00-4:45pm - dive

6:00pm - shower head home

COST: $195. Only 5 spots. You must be paid via Amazon payments to RSVP. First paid basis only. [These spots are only for our group]

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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  • Earl H.

    The dive was great. The 2:45 turned out to be a 3:45 and my wife ended up spending almost 5 hours in the aquarium (2:30 until we got out after 7). I'm more than a little bothered that this got so screwed up and several of us ended up waiting around for an hour because of this. I'm more bothered that my wife had to wait the extra hour because of this. The only way it could have been worse would have been for them to have messed it up the other direction and put us in the 1:45 and have missed it. The dive shop really messed up the schedule here!

    April 7, 2013

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