$287 for Open Water Diver Certification from Eco Dive Center (Up to $595 Value)

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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.

$287 for Open Water Diver Certification (Up to $595 Value)

Students earn their lifetime open water diver certification and card during the express certification class, which is spread over two weekends. The thorough session, which boasts a 4:1 student-teacher ratio, includes study materials, a pre-class 90-minute fitting for provided diving equipment, all needed scuba gear, two pool sessions, two ocean sessions, and a graduation ceremony. The hours are as follows:

  • First Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • First Sunday from 7 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.
  • Second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Second Sunday from 7 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m., followed by graduation

Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.

Eco Dive Center

Eco Dive Center’s dedication to water conservation shines through in its educational programs—the dive team teaches its students not only about scuba diving, but how to properly care for and respect the underwater world. It’s much more than just a water-safety school and aquatics emporium, although it does house dive gear from renowned brands such as Bare and Oceanic in its 5,000 square-foot store. And it does, of course, certify students in both basic open-water PADI skills and more advanced specialties, such as rescue and first-response.

Eco Dive has led underwater cleanup expeditions off of Santa Monica Pier, removing hundreds of pounds of trash in the process, and has enlisted the help of school children to spruce up local beaches. It has also partnered with area non-profits such as Heal the Bay, an organization that educates the public about reducing water pollution and administering splints if waves sprain their ankles.


Their concern and attention to detail was immaculate and prowess of the sport enviable.

Heather S., Yelp, 12/6/11

The staff at the shop are all welcoming and well-knowledgeable.

Ryan O., Yelp, 6/21/12
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    Culver City

    4027 Sepulveda Blvd.

    Los Angeles, California 90230


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In a Nutshell

Pool and ocean sessions supplemented with study materials headline two-weekend express certification class at earth-friendly center

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Registration required; 3-week advanced registration suggested. 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Must be 18+, or 15+ with written consent from parent or guardian. Must be in good health or have written doctor's consent . Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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