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

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In a Nutshell

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

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 Groupon; 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 Groupon 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. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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)

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.

Customer Reviews

Great group of people, had a great experience
Shannon F. · June 8, 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.
Erin M. · May 9, 2016
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    Aquatic Explorers Society

    100 Hurricane Shoals Road Northwest

    Suite J

    Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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    141 E College Ave

    Decatur, GA 30030


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    520 South Fairground Street

    Marietta, GA 30060


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