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

  • Sep 21, 2013 · 2:45 PM
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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 2:45.

SCHEDULE:

2:45pm - arrival

3:00-4:00pm - dive briefing

4:00-5:30pm - tour of dive platform/exhibit

5:30-5:50pm - change into wetsuits

6:00-6:45pm - dive 7:00pm - 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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  • Paul

    It was great meeting and diving with you all yesterday in Baltimore. Sorry I had to bolt afterward but I had to go to a birthday party. Hope to dive with you again soon.

    September 22, 2013

  • Emily J.

    It was great seeing everyone this weekend! Looking forward to diving with you guys again!

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please get in touch with me with your name, weight, and height at [masked]

    September 20, 2013

  • Richard

    is there another upcoming aquarium dive soon? Also, people who have done this, is it worth the $200 for 1 dive? Thanks for the feedback.

    September 20, 2013

  • Paul

    Hello everyone. I just joined the group today. I am taking David's place this Saturday at the aquarium dive. Looking forward to meeting you all.

    September 18, 2013

  • David

    Hey everyone, my job has been busier than expected and it is making it difficult to get away on September 21. Would someone want my spoy at the aquarium dive next Saturday?

    September 13, 2013

  • Christine

    I'm brand new to this meet up but happy to see a group for diving! I'm coming alone (need more friends who dive) but can share a ride or drive. I'm in Herndon, VA and have room for 3 people.

    August 27, 2013

  • Mark

    Am I correct when I read that regulators, BC's, computers and weights are provided? Is that included in the price?

    August 27, 2013

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