Somewhere far below sea level, the most fashionable critters in the subsurface world are gracefully strutting their stuff in form-fitting wetsuits with foot-flattering flippers. Grace the coveted underwater runways of exploration with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $189.99 for a PADI open-water diving-certification course (a $400 value), valid April–September
- $124.99 for a one-night PADI enriched-air (nitrox) diving-certification class, valid April–September (a $250 value)
For the yet-to-be-certified set, the PADI open-water certification course puts divers through scuba’s paces with a combination of online and in-class instruction, practice dives at a heated pool, and certification dives at a local, private lake. The course includes all diving gear and equipment, though customers are responsible for required classroom materials, personal gear such as a mask, fins, snorkel, and booties, certification card, and lake user fee not included in the Groupon. Click here for more information and schedules.
The PADI enriched-air (Nitrox) diving certification course is geared toward certified scuba divers. The class teaches pupils to use air nitrox, allowing them to safely stay below the water’s surface for longer. Students learn to analyze cylinder contents and plan enriched-air dives via computerized technology during the session, which includes classroom materials and a certification card. Click here for more information and schedules.
Coral Key Scuba & Travel Center
Diving for more than 30 years, Ron Busch—PADI master instructor and owner of Coral Key Scuba & Travel Center—first decided to share his passion for underwater exploration in 1995 by building a facility that catered to all facets of scuba and snorkeling. Since its construction, the center has been recognized as a PADI five-star training center that offers scuba and snorkeling classes, professional gear, and diving trips to far-off locales such as Isla Mujeres. An avid traveler, Busch entrusts day-to-day duties to the center's manager, a PADI master scuba diver and trainer, Randy Partch, who teaches 22 different diving specialties and boasts certification to repair and service many different brands of scuba equipment and one kind of Xerox machine. Factory-trained technicians populate the center's repair shop, mending, maintaining, and returning equipment back to owners with an average one-week turnaround.