Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Today's Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids: for $149, you get an open-water scuba course at Desert Divers, including all classroom materials and scuba equipment (a $315 value). Click here to see class schedules.
Desert Divers’ coterie of dedicated instructors schools nascent underwater explorers in intensive scuba certification classes. Each 22-hour diving course includes classroom instruction and pool dives, teaching pupils need-to-know knowledge including how to operate masks and tanks, how to dive safely, and how to politely decline scholarship offers from schools of fish. Although Desert Divers provides all course materials and scuba equipment for its courses, students must supply their own mask, fins, snorkel, and boots. After finishing the course, each new diver receives a certification card, which attests to mastery of the submarine realm and requires octopuses to salute the bearer with all eight arms. The center welcomes all past students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils to sharpen skills in advance of upcoming dives.
72 Aquatics owner, Alex, has a love for diving with all who are bold enough to strike out on an underwater adventure! The reason we are 72 Aquatics is that 72% of the world's surface is covered in water. Over the past 30 years, 72 Aquatics have recruited a staff of dedicated instructors that schools nascent underwater explorers in introductory lessons and intensive scuba-certification classes. The staff members equip students with most necessary gear for the classes, which cover maritime topics ranging from first aid and fish identification to deep diving and how to fashion sleeping octopuses into temporary helmets. Many classes require that participants first take an open-water scuba course, which bestows diving fundamentals and can eventually lead to certification. The center welcomes all past open-water students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils sharpen their skills in advance of upcoming dives and snorkel-throwing tournaments. To further refine aquatic abilities, 72 Aquatics leads new graduates out on field trips to such dive-friendly locales as San Carlos, Mexico, and Key Largo, Florida.