Eco Dive Center


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In a Nutshell

  • Professional instructors
  • Eco-friendly organization
  • Take home a snorkel & mask

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required, subject to availability. 7 day cancellation or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Until mammals sprout gills through evolution, sheer willpower, or trout-transplant surgery, snorkeling offers the most enjoyable alternative for underwater breathing. Explore an underwater ecosystem without sacrificing the lungs with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a discover snorkeling class, and take-home mask and snorkel from Eco Dive Center in Culver City (a $178.95 value). Lessons are held every Saturday afternoon.

Winner of the Project AWARE International Environmental Achievement Award in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, Eco Dive Center leads echelons of underwater waders through snorkeling courses designed to buoy confidence. During the three-hour group pool-training session (a $95 value), fledgling flounders are acquainted with snorkeling gear, including a take-home mask (a $59.95 value), snorkel (a $24 value), and fins (free rental). Learn to adjust, clear, and de-fog the mask after an encounter with a mouth-breathing octopus, as well as master the respiration process through the snorkel device. Under the tutelage of professional breathologists, aquatic apprentices don snorkeling fins in the heated pool to practice the art of the foot-paddle and avoid cramps and fatigue. Pupils will surface-dive and clear the snorkel, as well as simulate entering the water from a boat, the beach, or on the back of an agreeable orca. Participants are required to bring along a personal swimsuit, towel, and fanny pack full of waterproof animal crackers.

Eco Dive Center

Eco Dive Center’s dedication to water conservation shines through in its educational programs. The dive team teaches its students not only about scuba diving, but how to properly care for and respect the underwater world. It’s much more than just a water-safety school and aquatics emporium, although it does house dive gear from renowned brands such as Bare and Oceanic in its 5,000 square-foot store. And it does, of course, certify students in both basic open-water PADI skills and more advanced specialties, such as rescue and first-response.

Customer Reviews

Great place and staff. Go prepared to get inspired and involved!
Celeste L. · September 24, 2015
Perfect service!
Martin B. · July 16, 2015
This shop is amazing! Haven't done a dive with them yet but their customer service alone is worth getting certified. very helpful! I am already certified but it has been a few years since my last dive. We purchased 3 open water certifications (birthday gift for my wife and 2 friends) and they will let me dive with them as a refresher dive (just paying for gear). So excited! Highly recommend.
Sean T. · July 14, 2015

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