Americans have always been trailblazers, from laying the track on the first intercontinental railroad to hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, the ocean, with this Groupon.
$150 for PADI Open Water–Certification Course and Manual ($299 Value)
Instructors cover safety basics and scuba fundamentals during a four-hour academic session. They then acclimate students to underwater maneuvering during a four-hour pool dive. Spaced across two days, four open-water dives test each pupil's subaquatic techniques at Clear Spring Scuba Park, Lake Murray, or Lake Elmer Thomas. Participants receive a PADI manual for the course, but must bring their own mask, fins, and snorkel, or purchase them at a student discount from the onsite shop.
The Scuba Shack
At The Scuba Shack, the staff’s family-oriented lessons encourage divers to take social rather than solo ventures into the blue beyond, teaching clients from around Oklahoma at their location on May Avenue. Each instructor carries an impressive résumé of underwater travels. The Scuba Shack is a member of PADI—the Professional Association of Diving Instructors—a scuba certifying agency recognized across the globe with exacting standards for training and safety.
Captaining PADI-certification courses and specialty seminars—which cover topics such as night diving, photography, and fish identification—the instructors take groups on open-water excursions to area lakes and Clear Spring Scuba Park. With trips to dive sites in Fiji and Mexico, they introduce divers to the visual wonder of reefs and aquatic wildlife throughout the world.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Very friendly and helpful people”
“Scuba Shack is great! The staff is friendly and calm when dealing with students that need some extra help. ”
“They are very helpful in finding the right gear. Very knowledgeable in scuba diving”