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 six traditional weeknight open-water-scuba classes and PADI-open-water-book package (a $300 value).
- For $185, you get two executive Sunday open-water-scuba classes and PADI-open-water-book package (a $370 value).
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 open-water courses teach newcomers scuba basics and provide ample time to build confidence through practice dives in Blue Water Divers’s heated swimming pool. During approximately 18 total hours of professional instruction trainees learn to properly enter and exit water, wear and use equipment, and translate basic to intermediate whale songs.
Each traditional open-water-dive class runs about three hours long two nights a week for three weeks, whereas concentrated executive-open-water-dive classes run from about 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two subsequent Sundays; instructors pace each class according to participants’ comfort levels, so lengths may vary. In addition to lessons on diving theory, enrollment in the courses proffers valuable diving knowledge to students via a required home-study-book package that no longer self-destructs upon completed viewing. Personal equipment not supplied by Blue Water Divers—fins, suits, masks, snorkels, boots, weight systems, and Scooby Doo arm floaties—must be provided by the student and can be purchased by Groupon holders at a 15% discount on-site to guarantee proper fit.
Within a year following course completion, underwater explorers seeking uninhibited adventure can speak to Blue Water Divers to purchase a series of open-water-experience diving 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.
201 Rte. 17 S
Rochelle Park, New Jersey 07662