Because they don't have gills, scuba divers carry air tanks and are considered creepy-looking by fish. Be unconventionally beautiful with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a PADI open-water diver-certification course (a $409 value)
Students aged 10 and older are eligible for this course, which incorporates classroom learning and home study into five confined water dives in the pool and four open-water excursions at local dive sites. The course culminates in a certification for dives of up to 60 feet. Rental equipment (BCD, regulator, tank, weights, and even DVDs), a logbook, and pool fees are all included. Students also get to use a dive computer on the day of each dive. Past resort course or Discover Scuba classes may be used as credit toward certification. Each student gets a 10% discount on equipment purchases.
- $20 for a PADI Discover scuba-diving experience class (a $90 value)
The class covers topics such as aquatic safety and underwater skills, from proper breathing to effective motion. Students get to see what it feels like to wear dive gear underwater, with all necessary rental equipment included. Depending on where the class takes place, students may don wetsuits or weight systems.
B & W Dive Co.
PADI instructor Bob Henry dove in the Caribbean, South America, and other tropical locales, but he always returned to his home base—B & W Dive Co., a scuba shop he founded in 1991. Since the ‘90s, his children Amber and Warren have taken the reins, carrying on their dad’s legacy by organizing dive trips and helping students earn their PADI certifications. The shop’s classes cover topics beyond open-water diving, though; they can introduce pupils to scuba basics, such as breathing underwater without trading in their ability to breathe on land, or focus on snorkeling and swimming. Visitors can also outfit themselves for solo underwater journeys with dependable aquatic gear, culled from makers such as Oceanic, Tusa, and Sealife.