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AQUARIUM DIVE The Best Scuba Diving in Maryland

Dive in the National Aquarium in Baltimore

Projected Spring Start for Aquarium Dives 

Email diving@atlanticedge, if you're interested

You will experience more fish in one place than you can imagine and dive with so many species it would take years to see them all in the wild.

That’s right, you heard us—dive in the National Aquarium in Baltimore!  You'd 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.

Atlantic Edge Scuba is proud to partner with the National Aquarium in Baltimore to offer the best diving in Maryland: in the beautiful Atlantic Coral Reef tank, among abundant marine life, from a perspective that only a few will ever get to experience. Led by our professional dive staff, participants will be taught the basics of Aquarium diving before taking the plunge into a world of rays, sharks, and fish, nearly 100 species altogether. In addition to swimming with 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.

The schedule:

There are two scheduled start times to choose from: 2:45pm or 3:45pm. The dive itself is approximately 40 minutes. There are only 6 divers in each group.

Before the dive, you'll attend a one-hour classroom session to learn about the aquarium, its conservation mission, the animals you will see and how to navigate carefully in the tank. Then we will brief at the exhibit, get ready to dive, and enter the tank, which is 13 feet deep, contains 335,000 gallons of saltwater at 76 degrees, and teems with more than 900 fish. 

Prerequisites:

Must be a Certified Open Water Diver. Must be 18 years old. (PADI Scuba Diver Certification does not qualify as certification). If it's been a while since your last dive, we highly recommend a refresher course prior to your dive.  The aquarium is a confined space and proper buoyancy control is a required skill in order to make the dive. 

The dives are normally sold out at least a month in advance, and once a date is registered/paid for it is yours- no refunds or reschedules (like a ticket to a concert or sporting event).

Do You Want to Get a Certification For Your Dive?

You have an option to receive the PADI Aquarium Diver Distinctive Specialty. This certification would count towards Master Scuba Diver if you ever expect to aspire to the highest rating in diving. There is an additional $40 charge for this specialty.

Aquarium Dive Paperwork

Aquarium Dive Description

 Aquarium Dive Paperwork Packet 

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