Humans have long envied fish for their ability to breathe underwater and swim naked without everybody getting all weird about it. Get slippery with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$225 for a PADI open-water-certification package (a $527.75 total value)
- Two-week open-water-diving course (a $269 value)
- Quarry open-water dives (a $135 value)
- Student book (a $76.50 value)
- DVD with refundable deposit (a $46.75 value)<p>
$12 for a one-hour scuba-discovery class (a $25 value)
For PADI courses, students must complete their workbooks before commencing their two-week open-water sequence. Led by a PADI-certified instructor, the course includes classroom instruction on basic dive theory and diving practice in the heated pool. The course culminates in a series of certification quarry dives. Students must provide their own mask, fins, boots, and snorkel. For class times, see the open-water-class schedule.
One-hour scuba-discovery classes are held in a heated pool, where students using provided scuba equipment experiment with breathing underwater and learn basic diving techniques. For more information, see the FAQs.<p>
Central Coast Dive Center
Tommy Evans, who has been diving since 1983, shares the beauty of the underwater world through his hobby—aquatic photography—and his business: Central Coast Dive Center. At the PADI-award-winning center, dive instructors can introduce students to diving basics, such as operating the air tank and making sure its full of laughing gas. They also can prepare them for PADI-open-water certification and other more advanced certificates.
Students can practice in the onsite heated pool, or in natural waters on the center’s trips to Little Cayman, Cabo San Lucas, and other tropical locales. To complement its classes and trips, the center stocks gear from high-end brands, such as Atomic Aquatics, Zeagle, and Henderson. Central Coast Dive Center is also a training center for "The Original Zombie Apocalypse Diver Specialty."