Before jumping in the water, a prepared scuba diver will always check the air tanks and load a special underwater water gun that blasts water through water. Get enemies extra wet with this Groupon.
$185 for a PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course ($399 Value)
Students complete the Open Water Diver course over two Groupon-specific classroom sessions, held monthly on a Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., before diving into an indoor heated pool for six hours on the following Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. To complete their certification, pupils make five confined-water dives and four dives into either local lakes in summer or North Florida springs in winter; additional fee for non-local lakes.
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.