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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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  • A former member
    A former member

    what?? the RSVP is closed? I sent an email but you never responded... my gear just came in the mail today and I was going to RSVP right now! Is there a way you can add me on there? I was really excited for this trip

    May 30, 2013

  • Jane

    Anyone going from DC or somewhere near a metro station?

    May 29, 2013

    • Jane

      Cool! Thank you for your reply! I'll figure something out. Will you be coming back to DC right after the dive?

      May 30, 2013

    • John V.

      Unfortunately I am not. I know I suck lol. My family lives in Baltimore so I'm going to stay for the remainder of the weekend. Sorry :/

      May 30, 2013

  • Jane

    Hi - can you confirm is this event is still on for this weekend? Just wanted to confirm since there hasn't been a response? Thanks, Jane

    May 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can you send me your first and last name, height and weight. Send to my email [masked]

      May 29, 2013

    • Vinnie

      @ "Adventure girls" It would have been nice if you would have diligently answered a couple questions Heather and I asked almost 3 weeks ago. Then you would have had two more people signed up for this event. But NOBODY except for Kenneth (5 days ago) ever responded to anything that was asked. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but as the organizer, you could have been more responsible in your communications with this event. As is, I for one made alternative plans for this weekend once it seemed like no one was running this show.

      May 30, 2013

  • John V.

    I am considering this. Is it still on for Saturday June 1?

    May 29, 2013

    • John V.

      Great! I do want in. i'll rsvp tonight

      May 29, 2013

    • John V.

      where do we meet?

      May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, The event is still on.

    Can you send me your first and last name, height and weight.

    May 29, 2013

  • Becky R.

    have done it already. pricey but fun. great for new divers to add local experience without the quarry muck.

    May 27, 2013

  • Vinnie

    I was very interested in this event and would have made the drive from Richmond for it. But due to lack or response about Heather and my question, I've made other plans already. Maybe the next time.

    May 25, 2013

  • Kenneth D.

    Heather, all scuba gear is provided. you just have to bring mask, fins, gloves and a wetsuit. They may also have some nice reef gloves on hand.

    May 25, 2013

  • Kenneth D.

    I have done this and a wonderful experience. A little on the expensive side, but this runs circles around any other sports in the local area.

    May 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    I'm interested, but need to take a refresher class first. Hope to do this if it is offered again.

    May 20, 2013

  • Jane

    Is anyone driving from DC?

    May 20, 2013

  • Vinnie

    I have the same question as Heather. I am PADI open water and nitrox certified and have the equipment you have listed as required. But currently I do not have a BCD, regulator, dive computer or weights. It does say these would be provided by Aquarium. Like Heather, I'm just confirming

    May 12, 2013

  • JoeyP

    Would like to have made it to this one but I have, unfortunately, other plans already. If we do it again I'll try and make it.

    May 11, 2013

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