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 this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$175 for an open-water scuba-certification course (a $350 value)
- Taught by NAUI instructors
- Includes open-water dives and rental of standard scuba equipment<p>
$225 for open-water scuba-certification, dry-suit, and nitrox courses (a $680 total value)
- Open-water certification course (a $350 value)
- Dry-suit class (a $175 value)
- Nitrox class (a $155 value)
- Includes open-water dives and rental of standard scuba equipment.<p>
Though both options include rental of standard scuba equipment, students must provide their own mask, fins, snorkel, and course books.
Combining classroom instruction with practical dives, certification classes teach students the skills needed to venture out on their own into open water. Dry-suit classes train already-certified divers in the basic techniques and skills for using and maintaining an insulated, waterproof dry suit—the ideal option, beyond sharing a submarine with a polar bear, for diving in cold water. Similarly, nitrox classes survey the necessary elements to breathing a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen to maximize bottom time and air-supply efficiency. After learning topics such as gas-mixing procedures, safe handling of air tanks, and the use of air dive tables, students must pass an exam and complete two dives to earn their nitrox certification.<p>
The NAUI-trained diving instructors at Cuzins Outdoors specialize in turning ocean-shy beginners into full-fledged scuba masters. Students stretch across a wide spectrum of age and experience, training in the program that best suits their individual needs, from introductions to recreational diving to advanced certification courses. In basic classes, pupils learn to submerge in the controlled setting of the Cuzins swimming pool, whereas more experienced divers can team up with an expert teacher to add to their existing skills with specialized training in areas such as ice diving and exploring wrecks. Cuzins Outdoors also rents and sells equipment and gear, even altering wetsuits to mend a busted zipper or add tweed elbow patches.