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What You'll Get
Scuba diving has allowed humans to explore uncharted terrain and discover which of its majestic wildlife is delicious. Dive in to this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a semiprivate PADI Open Water Diver certification course (a $575 value)
- $299 for a semiprivate PADI Open Water Diver certification course and two underwater scooter dives (a $1,025 value)
Beach Cities Scuba’s semiprivate Open Water Diver course is imparted over the course of four days, which can be tailored to fit the needs of each student. 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.
Newly certified students can strut their subaqueous stuff during two dives aided by an underwater scooter. Students must provide their own mask, snorkel, logbook, glove, and fins, which can be purchased at a discount through Beach Cities Scuba’s store for up to $165 in savings; all training materials are theirs to keep. Textbooks and materials are not included and are available for an additional $70, which will be waived if mask, snorkel, logbook, glove, booties and fins are purchased on site.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required at least one week in advance. 24hr cancellation notice required or a fee up to the cost of the Groupon may apply. Must be at least 12 years of age, under 18 must have guardian consent. Must bring own mask, fins, logbook, gloves, booties, and snorkel (Required equipment to start your course). Can purchase online or on site at Beach Cities Scuba and receive up to a $165 credit towards tuition costs (your price could reduce to $139). Must sign waiver. Classes must be used by the same person. Wetsuit will be provided. Pool sessions only valid at Cypress and Laguna locations. 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!