Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside the house outside your house with today’s Groupon: for $169, you get a two-day scuba-certification package at Adventure Diving in Crystal River (up to a $399 value). Students must rent or purchase equipment from Adventure Diving for an additional fee. The package includes the following:
- 16 hours of open-water training during two weekend days
- Student kit with logbook, mask antifog solution, and registration forms
- CD-ROM for home study
- Boat, captain, and air-fill fees
- Dives in Crystal River or the Rainbow River ($3 admission fee to Rainbow River park is not included; $5 starting on January 1, 2012)
- Four certification dives
- International certification with digital photo and diploma<p>
Divers will need to provide their own mask, fins, snorkel, weights, and weight belt or rent them from Adventure Diving at a cost of $49 per night.<p>
The staff at Adventure Diving has maintained a perfect safety record for more than 35 years, and the instructors instill this regard for responsible diving in each of their scuba-certification students. The two-day course package includes a grab bag of necessary supplies such as a logbook, mask antifog solution, manual of trout table etiquette, and boat fees. Throughout 16 hours of open-water training, burgeoning divers plumb the depths of Crystal River and the Rainbow River in a series of four certification dives that hone their skills. At the end of the course, new merpeople receive their international certification and diplomas, and, should they desire to further hone their underwater training or dolphin pickup lines, a 10 percent discount toward the advanced-diving program. Furthermore, those who purchase two Groupons can make their duos trios by bringing a third person for $139.
Though Adventure Diving sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Since 1973, Adventure Diving has transformed land walkers into underwater explorers with dives and scuba lessons. Its location in the Crystal River puts adventurers on the doorstep of the "Manatee Capital of the World," and regular snorkeling trips lead guests into the crystal-clear waters for a chance to glimpse the adorable creatures. Adventure Diving's scuba-certification courses combine online learning and practical lessons to enable solo excursions. A full slate of above-water activities keep feet dry and collectable water wings in their original packaging, allowing visitors to soak in sunset cruises, airboat rides, horseback adventures, and helicopter tours.