Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. This Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids.
Choose From Three Options
- $149 for an open-water scuba course, including all classroom materials and scuba equipment (a $315 value)
- $19 for a Discover Scuba course, including rental gear (a $50 value)
- $19 for a Refresher Scuba course (a $60 value). Bring your own equipment or rental gear is available for an additional fee.
The 22-hour intensive open-water diving course includes classroom instruction and pool dives, teaching pupils need-to-know knowledge including how to operate masks and tanks, how to dive safely, and how to politely decline scholarship offers from schools of fish. Although Desert Divers provides all course materials and scuba equipment, students must supply their own mask, fins, snorkel, and boots for the open-water course. After finishing the course, each new diver receives a certification card, which attests to mastery of the submarine realm and requires octopuses to salute the bearer with all eight arms. During the two-hour Discover Scuba class, attendees learn the basics of underwater breathing in a shallow, controlled pool. The two-hour Refresher Scuba course is designed for already certified divers who haven't been under the sea in a while. Click here to see class schedules.
Michael Huhn founded Desert Divers to share the love of diving he cultivated while swimming among the menagerie of colorful sea life in the warm, limpid waters of the Sea of Cortez. Over the past 30 years, he’s recruited a staff of dedicated instructors that schools nascent underwater explorers in introductory lessons and intensive scuba-certification classes. The staff members equip students with most necessary gear for the classes, which cover maritime topics ranging from first aid and fish identification to deep diving and how to fashion sleeping octopuses into temporary helmets. Many classes require that participants first take an open-water scuba course, which bestows diving fundamentals and can eventually lead to certification. The center welcomes all past open-water students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils sharpen their skills in advance of upcoming dives and snorkel-throwing tournaments. To further refine aquatic abilities, Desert Divers leads new graduates out on field trips to such dive-friendly locales as San Carlos, Mexico, and Key Largo, Florida.