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: for $150, you get the full run of PADI open-water diver certification courses (a $305 value) at Dive Central on Huronia Road.
Certified by the world's largest diving training organization, and located near some of Barrie's best scuba hot spots, Dive Central is perfectly positioned to take students sub-marine. After an in-class or online introductory session, PADI-certified instructors give students as young as 10 years old a chance to test their sea lungs and Marco Polo skills in the safety of an on-site pool. In these confined dives, students will learn a watery cornucopia of aquatic aptitudes, including how to share or replace masks and how communicate in Welsh, the language of whales. Finally, students break Mother Earth's millennia-long stranglehold, striking out for the briny deep in a series of four open-water dives. After the run of classes, which can be completed in three or four days, you'll finally be able to dive to 60 feet with a partner, thus gaining the competitive edge at the neighbourhood apple-bobbing championship.
Freshwater freshmen can either bring their own personal scuba gear (mask, fins, snorkel, and boots) or buy a package the day of classes. Call ahead to schedule your classes.
More than 500 Facebookers are fans of Dive Central.