What You'll Get
Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Gain subaquatic confidence with today's Groupon to Blue Water Divers in Rochelle Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $149, you get an open-water dive-certification program (a $309 value).
- For $149, you get four open-water dives at Dutch Springs, located near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (a $300 value, includes tanks and fills). The facility at Dutch Springs is open for diving from April to October.
Assisting amateur and accomplished aquanauts for more than 18 years, Blue Water Divers is the dream project of Lorraine and Dave Riscinti, who have more than 30 years of combined experience in the dive industry. Modular certification courses teach newcomers scuba basics and provide ample time to build confidence through practice dives in Blue Water Divers' heated swimming pool. During nearly 18 hours of professional instruction, trainees learn to properly enter and exit water, wear and use equipment, and translate basic to intermediate whale songs. Classes typically run two nights a week for three weeks; instructors pace each class according to participant comfort levels. In addition to lessons on diving theory, enrollment in the courses proffers valuable diving knowledge to students via a book-and-DVD package that no longer self-destructs upon completed viewing.
Explorers seeking uninhibited adventure can speak to Blue Water Divers to coordinate open-water dive sessions, which take place at Dutch Springs. This naturally spring-fed lake hosts scuba-diving sessions at up to 100-foot depths with excellent visibility. Certified divers can make muffled exclamations at a variety of fish and aquatic life, as well as explore submerged attractions such as an airplane, a tanker, and an underwater performance of Bill Clinton: My Life, The Musical. First-timers to Dutch Springs are encouraged to read the new-diver page, which breaks down all the basics of the facilities. This Groupon does not cover food, lodging, admission fees, or optional equipment rentals, though it does include a tank and air fills.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 10 or older. New clients only. Must sign waiver. General fair health is required. Persons with certain medical situations may require physician approval. Non-transferable. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.