$20 for a Discover Scuba Diving Class ($50 Value) or $185 for a Scuba-Certification Class ($375 Value) at Columbia Scuba

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

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In a Nutshell

  • PADI five-star center
  • Experienced instructors
  • Class & pool sessions
  • Safe, controlled environment

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Promotional value expires Mar 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy mult as gifts. Reservation reqd. 48hr cancel. for Discover Scuba class or fee up to Groupon price may apply. 7 day cancel. notice for certification course or $100 fee may apply. Must be 10 or older. Must be accompanied by guardian if under 18. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Scuba diving is the only way left to find hidden treasure, befriend a nautical skeleton, or strap a huge tank to yourself. Explore the possibilities with today's Groupon to Columbia Scuba, located on Alpine Road. Choose between the following options:

  • For $20, you get a Discover Scuba Diving class (a $50 value).
  • For $185, you get an open-water scuba-certification class (a $375 value).

Boasting a five-star rating as an instructor-development center from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Columbia Scuba’s certified instructors impart the fundamentals of scuba diving on aspiring aqua explorers. Discover Scuba Diving classes brief dolphin-free humans on underwater-breathing basics and equipment, then guide students into the kelpie-free waters of the controlled indoor pool. Columbia Scuba provides all the necessary gear and equipment for the one- to two-hour introductory course.

For more serious scuba pupils, Columbia Scuba offers an open-water certification class, which includes three classroom sessions, five confined water dives, and four open-water dives. During the instructional classroom sessions and confined-water dives, scuba newbies will gradually build the confidence required to high-five sea turtles and outwit wily mermaids before testing their skills below open-water waves. Students of scuba will receive the necessary study materials and the use of a scuba unit during pool and open-water training; however, students must provide their own basic diving gear, including mask, fins, snorkel, boots, mesh bag, and rubber ducky. Call ahead to make a Discover Scuba Diving class appointment or check out the online schedule for certification class times.

For Groupon customers who enjoy their Discover Scuba Diving experience and would like to enroll in open-water certification, the $20 value can be applied toward the cost of the $375 course if enrolled within 60 days.

Columbia SCUBA

Mankind was never meant to breathe underwater, but the instructors at Columbia SCUBA defy such limitations, helping students of all sorts—from small children to disabled adults—explore the forbidden depths. As young as 8, kids can start training with PADI Bubblemaker classes, using equipment suited to their smaller size, and swimmers of all ages can join Discover Scuba sessions to learn the basics of diving in the safety of a pool. For students looking to become certified divers, open-water diving and specialty diving courses test practical skills in unique environments, such as submerged shipwrecks filled with sunken coupons, whereas trips to the Florida springs or Caribbean convey the majestic experience of communing up close with marine wildlife.

Customer Reviews

The people at Columbia Scuba are very helpful and very nice.
Liz T. · June 11, 2015
Cool people
Abdulrahman A. · February 16, 2015
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The store carries pretty much everything you need as a diver. I've found their suggestions necessary gear spot on.
NELSON N. · January 21, 2015
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    Northeast Arcadia Lakes

    2645 Alpine Rd.

    Columbia, South Carolina 29223

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