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Scuba Certification at Aquatic Explorers Society (Up to 58% Off)

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Certified instructors imbue pupils with knowledge and techniques to execute dive skills in certifying open-water sessions

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4 ratings2 reviews
October 27, 2017
Great class. The instructors are very knowledgeable and personable. Looking forward to many more dives with them!
1 ratings1 reviews
June 30, 2017
I do not normally leave reviews for anything, but for this one, I just had too. If you are thinking about scuba, aes is that place to go. Not only are they very knowledgeable, but they are very passionate about what they do. they will not only make sure that you are safe while diving, but they will also help make sure that you have the right gear for you to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. If all of that is not reason enough, everyone there makes you feel like family. At every moment, I felt like I was hanging out with friends. Everyone there was so friendly. everyone that has asked me about getting certified, including my mom and sister, this is where I am sending them. This is hands down the best deal I have ever gotten on Groupon.
1 ratings1 reviews
June 12, 2017
Great Class!
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7 ratings2 reviews
February 12, 2018
I've been wanting to learn scuba for years, saw AES on Groupon, called and talked to Genette, and I'm THRILLED that I chose to use AES! The owners and employees are the best: incredibly patient, very professional, very knowledgeable, and so nice. I would highly recommend AES, Genette and Devon to anyone.
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1 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
Great group of people, had a great experience
1 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
The staff is phenomenal! They did a great job at explaining every part to make me feel prepared for diving in open waters. Some slight minute details were lagging but that comes with the territory and unexpected delays within traveling for the trips the instructors host.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 20, 2020
My son and I loved the experience! Genette and her crew were awesome, and I looking forward to working with AES again to upgrade my diving skills!

What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • $399 for a complete scuba certification with four certification dives for one person ($899 value)
  • $749 for a complete scuba certification with four certification dives for two people ($1,798 value)

Each option also includes the following per person:

  • Tank dive post-certification (valid for up to one year post-certification)
  • $25 credit towards gear purchases

Gear sold and rented separately.

Scuba Gear: An Underwater Survival Kit

Before you dive in for a scuba session, you’ll need to suit up in the proper gear. Preview the more complex parts of your outfit with Groupon’s overview.

Scuba unit: This is the piece that gives scuba diving its acronymic name: the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. It controls your breathing and your depth through an air tank, a dive regulator, and a buoyancy-control device (BCD).

Air tank: This metal cylinder doesn’t just hold the same stuff you breathe above the surface: the air in there is compressed at as much as 3,000 pounds per square inch. Because the water will add still more pressure, tanks are equipped with a device called a burst disk to automatically let air out if needed.

Dive regulator: Essentially, the dive regulator is the interface between you and your air tank, controlling where the air flows at the press of a button. Through one channel, it routes air to your mouthpiece; through another, to the air bladders inside your buoyance-control device (typically worn as a vest or jacket).

Exposure suit: The climate you dive in dictates the type of suit you wear. Wetsuits provide enough insulation for temperate water, and drysuits keep you dry and extra warm via watertight construction. (Because they’re not breathable, drysuits have vents to control the amount of air inside the suit while descending and ascending.) Sometimes divers in tropical waters will wear only bodysuits, which guard against cuts and scrapes but provide no thermal protection.

Fins: Besides winning you instant acceptance into colonies of Aquamen, fins provide a large surface area to press against the water. This increases the impact of each kick, allowing you to move efficiently without using your hands.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must activate by the expiration date on your voucher; course must be completed 90 days from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 7 days in advance. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must sign waiver. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parents or immediate family over 18. Additional fee will apply for any diving excursions outside of Lake Lanier. Gear sold and rented separately. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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