What You'll Get
Scuba diving is like playing the tuba; if you go too low too fast, someone's bound to get the hiccups. Prevent diaphragm revolts with today's Groupon to Dixie Divers in Deerfield Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a snorkeling trip (a $40 value).
- For $169, you get a scuba certification course (a $350 value).
Dixie Divers' experienced, PADI-certified instructors help scuba and snorkel students explore Florida's reefs, and meet marine wildlife while perfecting fin-flapping skills. Dixie Divers' Lady Go Diver boat shuttles snorkelers to two reefs and a historic shipwreck over the course of three-and-a-half hour trips. After feasting on goldfish crackers and soft drinks, thalassic troupes will swim through the Nursery Reef, admiring endangered hawksbill turtles, tiny moray eels, and octopi dressed in adorable footie pajamas. Dixie Divers provides snorkeling equipment to each trip goer, as well as drinks and snacks, but recommends bringing along a swimsuit, towel, light jacket, camera, and sunscreen.
Scuba enthusiasts can dive deeper into their passion for the sea with an open-water certification course, which teaches them how to use diving equipment, reduce air consumption, and safely descend into bottomless barrels of root beer. Training groups meet three times per week for approximately two hours, with a new class starting each Tuesday. All students will be provided with the necessary textbooks, but participants must provide their own masks, snorkels, fins, and weight belts, which can all be purchased at Dixie Divers' retail store. Graduates acquire globally recognized PADI certification and may earn college credit.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation req'd; subject to avail. Subject to weather. Must be 10+ for scuba certification. Must sign waiver. Doctor's signature req'd for clients with certain medical conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dixie Divers
The PADI-certified instructors at Dixie Divers lead small scuba certification classes and ferry experienced divers to local dive sites aboard their boat, the Lady Go Diver. The vessel also shepherds snorkelers to the historic wreckage of the SS Copenhagen and through the Nursery Reef where they can get acquainted with playful wildlife through a series of secret handshakes.
During certification classes that progress to the level of master diver, small groups endeavor through classroom, pool, and open water training, and advanced diver certification includes adventure dives and trips down as deep as 100 feet. Divers stock up on all things aquatic at Dixie's full-service dive shop, which offers everything from equipment rental and repair to gear sales for activities such as scuba diving, lobstering, jellyfish racing, kayaking, and spearfishing.