Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you’re confident you can do it. Today’s Groupon to Captain Rob’s Scuba Diving in Dania gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids. Choose between the following options:
- For $199, you get an Open Water Diver PADI scuba certification course (a $499 value).
- For $259, you get an Advanced Open Water Diver PADI scuba certification course (a $525 value).<p>
All dive equipment is included for both courses, though students will need to purchase the course textbook.
Helmed by the eponymous PADI-certified instructor, Captain Rob’s Scuba Diving teaches aspiring mermen and women the skills necessary for successful underwater exploration. Students spend the first day of the three-day Open Water Diver certification course in the classroom and an outdoor pool, modeling scuba gear in a safe and controlled environment. On day two, Captain Rob brings them aboard the Six Pak Steffy, a 27-foot vessel, for two open-water dives during the course of three to four hours. Day three involves two more open-water dives; certification is granted after participants pass four quizzes and one final exam.
The advanced certification furthers superhuman mastery of breathing underwater with five open-water dives in two days. Students will plunge to depths of 100 feet during the deep dive and uncover forgotten pet algae during a wreck dive. Other possible dives include a drift, peak-performance buoyancy, navigation, and Captain’s choice. Call Captain Rob’s Scuba and Diving for more information.
Captain Rob's Scuba Diving
Rob—a licensed Coast Guard captain and PADI-certified master scuba diver trainer—is affectionately called Captain Rob by his clients. His eponymous company helps the uninitiated to explore underwater with PADI-certification classes that focus on open-water dives in open water. From his 27-foot boat, a Grady White called Little Bugga, the captain launches expeditions beneath the waves. His encyclopedic knowledge of the area's ecology, which includes marine life, shines as he explains it in detail to divers. He also uses his decades of experience to teach new boat owners how to fish or captain their vessel through turbulent waters and car washes.