Today's side deal offers a pleasant alternative to traditional Arizona sand snorkeling: for $199, you get a complete beginner certification course from AZ Divers, a $399 value. Most of the essential equipment you need to dive is included, including a rental mask, fins, snorkel, and boots. Dive like a yellow submarine at the Rancho Santa Fe facility.
Beginner classes start with all the arduous safety drills and classroom instruction necessary before students promptly jump mask-first into AZ's heated, scuba-dedicated pool for five sessions. From there, you'll make your way via subterranean water portal to Lake Pleasant, where you'll log four open-water dives under the careful supervision of AZ's experienced and always flipper-footed instructors. Each underwater leader is certified in scuba and safety procedures such as CPR. After completing the course you will be PADI Open Water certified, allowing you to dive with a buddy to 60 feet. Call ahead to schedule your introductory lesson.
The PADI-certified instructors at AZ Divers lead courses ranging from beginner and advanced open-water certification to more in-depth programs such as master diver, deep diver, underwater video and photography specialists, and professional shark imitator. Their philosophy is built around the notion that divers are always students, there is no benchmark for Scuba training, and students should endeavor to push their level of training higher and higher. Once certified, divers can stretch their new sea legs on diving excursions to exotic locales such as Catalina Island, Playa del Carmen, or San Carlos, Mexico through the academy’s partner and affiliate companies. Both of the Academy's locations rent, repair, and sell high-quality gear from reputable brands such as Sea Dive, Amphibious Outfitters, and H2Odyssey—all renewed every two years.
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