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Choose Between Two Options
- $129 for a four-day PADI open-water scuba certification course for one (up to a $301 value)
- $249 for a four-day PADI open-water scuba certification course for two (up to a $590 value)
Overall, it takes three weeks for new divers to obtain certification and explore waters on their own. First, instructors lead two sessions at the scuba center. They use textbooks and the PADI head-start video (DVD rental included) to cover scuba skills as well as the basics of equipment use and safety protocols. Students then practice these skills in the pool. The final two sessions take place at Clear Springs Scuba Park ($20 entry fee not included). Here, they don wetsuits or wetgowns before they plunge into the water to test their skills amid real-world conditions.
Check the schedule for the course's available dates and times. Arlington Scuba Center, Inc. supplies all books, tables, support equipment, wetsuits, and testing materials. Students must provide their own approved fins, snorkels, boots, and masks. Equipment packages can be purchased from Arlington Scuba Center's dive shop for $135–$400. Open-water certification students receive a 10% discount on all non-sale items.
Though Arlington Scuba Center, Inc. sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Arlington Scuba Center, Inc.
A PADI five-star diving facility, Arlington Scuba Center, Inc. first opened its doors in 1972. Since then, the shop's scuba instructors have helped countless divers obtain PADI open-water certification. The lessons start within the facility's classroom and pool and eventually progress to natural locations, such as the five-story bathtub at Clear Springs Scuba Park, so students can complete dives in real-world conditions. Aside from this standard certification, the staff teaches advanced courses in which students can train for search-and-rescue missions or float above the hull of a sunken ship. Back on dry land, staffers man Arlington Scuba Center's dive shop, where they sell fins, masks, and other equipment from respected brands such as Aqua Lung and Henderson.