Basic Scuba-Certification Course or Scuba-Skills Refresher Course at Aquatic Sports (Up to 56% Off)

West Portland Park

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Humans have long envied fish for their ability to breathe underwater and swim naked without everybody getting all weird about it. Get slippery with this Groupon.

Choose between Two Options

  • $247 for basic scuba certification course and Oregon marine ID card (up to a $495 value)
  • $79 for one scuba-skills-refresher course (up to a $179 value)

The four-week certification course covers equipment fitting, safety procedures, and Oregon state scuba certification. Students must bring their own snorkeling equipment, including mask, flex snorkel, mesh boat bag, diving fins, and boots. Scuba refresher courses help experienced-yet-rusty divers learn new scuba techniques and get re-acquainted with their diving skills.

Aquatic Sports

The experienced instructors at Aquatic Sports make it clear that they aren't in the business of simply doling out scuba certifications—they want to turn amateur divers into lifetime scuba explorers with safe, sensible training. Their teachers lead students in a heated pool through comprehensive refresher courses and basic scuba-certification courses that set divers on the path to independent diving. Alternatively, in the more advanced three- or four-week open-water-certification course, tank-breathers undergo classroom instruction for skills review and lessons in open-water conditions, as well as pool instruction for topics such as scuba emergencies and safety procedures.

Once they're ready to safely plumb the ocean depths, scuba-course grads can join scuba trips, with Aquatic Sports' staff handling all booking and arrangements. Before heading out to dive the Columbia River or the neighbor's above-ground pool, you can gear up at the in-house scuba shop, stocked with brand new diving and underwater photography equipment.

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    West Portland Park

    10803 Southwest Barbur Boulevard

    Portland, Oregon 97219


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In a Nutshell

Students can earn Oregon state scuba certification in a four-week safety course, or brush up on old skills in a scuba refresher class.

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 27th, 2013. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1/ visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required at least 2 weeks in advance. Must sign waiver. May redeem across visits. Scuba gear provided. Customer must provide own snorkeling gear or rent scuba diver regulation snorkel gear ($150 fee) for basic certification course. $69 class material fee not included. Open water dive with Aquatic Sports optional at $150. Student may choose to do a referral open water with another facility; cost will vary depending on the facility. All classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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