Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with today’s Groupon to Capt. Pete's Diving Outfitters in Fort Myers. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a punch card valid for 10 scuba air-tank refills (a $50 value).
- For $149, you get one SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification course (a $329 value). The course includes:
- Three classroom sessions
- Three pool sessions
- Four open-water dives
- Textbook, course materials, and certification card
- Air tank, air regulator, and buoyancy-compensator rental
Capt. Pete Williamson and his staff of certified instructors orient landlubbers to the ways of the sea from a five-star SDI/TDI facility. In the Dive Shop, expert service staff tops off scuba tanks with a full supply of high-grade, unleaded flotation gas. Novice waternauts begin their open-water-certification quest in the classroom, where the Coast Guard–certified Capt. Pete and his sagacious instructors pack students' brains with information on scuba equipment, the physics of diving, and how to persuade skittish boats they're not the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Next, students practice in the safety of a pool before spending a Saturday and Sunday diving into the translucent Rainbow River and participating in the Crystal River's mass manatee migrations.
Underwater adventurers must provide their own masks, fins, snorkels, weight belts, weights, surface-marker buoy (available for $19.99 in the Dive Shop) and regulator mouthpieces ($10.99 in the Dive Shop). The course schedule slots sessions into evening and weekend hours, and more dates may be added as needed.
Capt. Pete’s Diving Outfitters
To say that Captain Peter Williamson has been a scuba fanatic his whole life is somewhat untrue—he lived six whole years before even discovering what scuba diving was. A fan of the sport since the ripe old age of six and an avid diver since the age of 12, Captain Pete has attained three teaching certifications and a USCG 50-ton master’s license to captain a dive boat. When he’s not exploring coral or unpopular Atari game cartridges at the bottom of the ocean, he slings gear from all the major producers of scuba equipment in his dive shop.