If foam noodles can be found floating on the surface of almost every pool, think how many perfectly salted meatballs must be at the bottom of the ocean. Discover the sea's sunken treats with today's Groupon: for, $129 you get a five-class open-water scuba-certification course at Tiger Shark Scuba in Arlington (a $285 value).
Tiger Shark Scuba's instructors ready divers to explore the deep with a variety of basic and specialty certification courses. During the five-class Open Water Scuba Diver course, novices master basic submersion skills and earn entry-level SDI certification so they may safely dip into the watery blanket covering 70% of the globe. Coaches tap their knowledge in three environments, spending a day in the classroom and two in a pool before chaperoning students to a lake for the final two lessons and underwater tea party. Pupils develop equipment savvy and an understanding of human physiology, which intersect to help them create safe dive plans and fine-tune weighting systems to control buoyancy. In addition, divers learn the best practices for marine conservation alongside tips for befriending the indigenous kelp populating the ocean floor. Although the center provides advanced gear such as air tanks and gauges, students must bring their own mask, mouthpiece, snorkel, fins, and boots to class, which they may purchase with a 10% discount at Tiger Shark Scuba's on-site retail shop.
151 SW Plaza
Arlington, Texas 76016