What You'll Get
Scuba diving is the only way left to find hidden treasure, befriend a nautical skeleton, or strap a huge tank to yourself. Explore the possibilities with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a semiprivate PADI Open Water Diver certification course (a $575 value)
- $389 for a semiprivate PADI Open Water Diver certification course plus an Adventure Diver course (a $1,175 value)
Beach Cities Scuba's semiprivate Open Water Diver course is imparted over the course of two weekends, which can be consecutive or spread out to fit each student's schedule. After a brief Wednesday-night orientation, the first weekend starts with a classroom session, which covers the basics of equipment usage and quizzes students on the favorite colors of all known fish, before taking to the safe confines of a pool for five pool dives. Four subsequent dives take place in the open ocean, giving each student the chance to dive off the edge of a boat or from the beach.
After students receive their lifetime certification card, the Adventure Diver course unveils new concepts and techniques in different diving environments. Groupon customers choose three separate adventure dives in specializations such as night diving, wreck diving, and underwater videography. Students must provide their own mask, snorkel, and fins, which can be brought from home or purchased at a discount through Beach Cities Scuba's store; all training materials are theirs to keep.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 12 or older. Must sign waiver. Mask, fins, and snorkel required prior to start of course, available for purchase on-site. Pool sessions valid only for Cypress and Laguna locations. Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Beach Cities Scuba
The instructors and professional staff at PADI five-star instructor training center Beach Cities Scuba introduce students to the big blue with PADI-certified diving courses for divers of all levels. They have certified over 2,957 PADI divers each of the last two years, have certified over 21,000 PADI divers since the company's inception. They certify newbies with basic open-water courses and teach advanced divers in specialty courses such as Deep Diver, Rescue Diver, and Shark Therapy. They also teach rebreather divers, public safety divers, and technical divers from all over the world. They operate out of seven convenient locations and sling necessary gear in onsite stores, from wetsuits and facemasks to spear guns. Beach Cities Scuba also connects divers through its dive club and hosts exotic dive trips to locations such as Indonesia, Fiji, and Cozumel. In 2013, they won the #1 Padi Diver Acquisition and Padi Diver Retention awards. Best of all, there are seven locations to support you!