Four-Day PADI Open-Water Scuba Certification on Catalina Island or in San Pedro from Pacific Wilderness (Half Off)

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Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $449 for a four-day PADI open-water-certification course on Catalina Island (an $899 value)
  • $249 for a four-day PADI open-water-certification course in San Pedro (a $500 value)

Over two weekends, certified dive instructors teach students the basic abilities, equipment use, and safety protocols for exploring open waters by themselves. On the first Saturday and Sunday, classes convene at an indoor location, with students spending four hours studying course materials and four hours practicing underwater breathing in a heated pool. The second weekend, divers can opt for two four-hour excursions to San Pedro's local beaches or a full-weekend getaway to Catalina Island. The Catalina Island trip includes ferry tickets, transportation, and accommodations at Seaport Village Inn. While in the open water, local aquatic life abounds, with groups frequently sighting eels, bat rays, and sea lions.

Pacific Wilderness

Jacques Cousteau had barely slipped the first scuba tank off his back when Pacific Wilderness opened its doors in 1953. Since then, the shop’s staffers have used their collective expertise to outfit divers with high-quality equipment from brands including Aqualung, Oceanic, Scubapro, Seaquest, and Zeagle.

They also teach PADI scuba-certification courses that range from basic open-water training to advanced rescue diving. Lessons start at the on-land facility's heated pool but progress to weekend-long dives in the waters of Redondo Beach. The shop's scuba-philes also arrange journeys to exotic locales such as the Sipadan Water Village Resort in Malaysia and the secret depths of Camp David's presidential bathtub.

Reviews

The staff/teachers were friendly and professional, the gear we rented was relatively new, and the Catalina portion of the certification was amazing.

Matthew V., Yelp, 8/22/12

Outside of the fun shopping, the instructors are amazing. They are the #1 reason why I will always go to PW.

Angela B., Yelp, 3/27/12
  1. A

    Central San Pedro

    1719 South Pacific Avenue

    San Pedro, California 90731

    310-833-2422

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  2. B

    Catalina Island

    119 Maiden Ln.

    Avalon, California 90704

    310-833-2422

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In a Nutshell

Over two weekends, students progress from heated pool to actual open-water ocean dives as they pursue PADI certification

The Fine Print

Expires May 29th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 14 day cancellation notice required or fees may apply; cancellation fee varies based on option selected and time of cancellation, see the Catalina Island and San Pedro FAQs for details. Services must be used by the same person. Mask, snorkel, SCUBA fins, boots & gloves not included. Depending on responses to medical questionnaire, doctor's waiver may be required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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