$229 for a Scuba-Certification Course with Rental Gear and Four Ocean Dives from Dive N Surf ($459.99 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Over the course of two back-to-back weekends, students work to earn their scuba certification through guided pool and ocean dives

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Must be 12 or older. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Under 18, must have parent or guardian sign waiver. Must complete medical questionnaire. Not included:PADI E-learning $146. Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, SMB & Dive Bag ($300-$500) %15 off at Dive N Surf for Groupon customers. PADI E-learning Crew Pack $51.99 & Dive Planning Slate $ 14.99.Parking, air fills, baggage handling and gratuity are not included for beach, boat or Catalina Dive Days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$229 for a scuba-certification course ($459.99 value)

  • Five pool sessions
  • Four ocean dives
  • Rental gear including wetsuit, tanks, and weights
  • Certification cards

Weekday classes are also available. PADI E-learning pack, mask, snorkel, fins, and some other gear not included.

Scuba Gear: An Underwater Survival Kit

Before you dive in for a scuba session, you’ll need to suit up in the proper gear. Preview the more complex parts of your outfit with Groupon’s overview.

Scuba unit: This is the piece that gives scuba diving its acronymic name: the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. It controls your breathing and your depth through an air tank, a dive regulator, and a buoyancy-control device (BCD).

Air tank: This metal cylinder doesn’t just hold the same stuff you breathe above the surface: the air in there is compressed at as much as 3,000 pounds per square inch. Because the water will add still more pressure, tanks are equipped with a device called a burst disk to automatically let air out if needed.

Dive regulator: Essentially, the dive regulator is the interface between you and your air tank, controlling where the air flows at the press of a button. Through one channel, it routes air to your mouthpiece; through another, to the air bladders inside your buoyance-control device (typically worn as a vest or jacket).

Exposure suit: The climate you dive in dictates the type of suit you wear. Wetsuits provide enough insulation for temperate water, and drysuits keep you dry and extra warm via watertight construction. (Because they’re not breathable, drysuits have vents to control the amount of air inside the suit while descending and ascending.) Sometimes divers in tropical waters will wear only bodysuits, which guard against cuts and scrapes but provide no thermal protection.

Fins: Besides winning you instant acceptance into colonies of Aquamen, fins provide a large surface area to press against the water. This increases the impact of each kick, allowing you to move efficiently without using your hands.

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