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What You'll Get
Somewhere far below sea level, the most fashionable critters in the subsurface world are gracefully strutting their stuff in form-fitting wetsuits with foot-flattering flippers. Grace the coveted underwater runways of exploration with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a PADI open-water certification course (a $408 value)
- $20 for a Discover Scuba course (a $50 value)
The open-water diver certification course consists of three phases: classroom and home study to learn scuba basics, five confined water dives to exercise scuba basics, and four open-water dives to review skills and explore. Enrollment includes diving-equipment rental and course materials. The entire course is completed in 31 training hours, and students swim away as PADI-certified scuba divers.
Gigglin' Marlin Divers’ friendly yet surprisingly serious instructors guide students through the Discover Scuba Diving course from the safe depths of an indoor heated saltwater pool. A brief video or flip chart introduces divers to necessary techniques before they learn firsthand about buoyancy control, breathing underwater, and the funny faces that best benefit from wearing a swim mask.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 12 or older. Not recommended for people with Asthma, Diabetes, Cardio-pulmonary issues. All participants must be able to swim 200 yards, non-stop, using any type of stroke. Extra $34 lake fee not included. Must provide own snorkeling gear or available for purchase on-site for $150+. $40 refundable deposit required for DVD rental. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School
As the indoor swimming arm of the Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School scuba-diving school—recently named Houston's best by the Houston Press—Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School entices water persons with a saltwater pool of titanic proportions. The facility's 75-foot long, up to 15-foot deep heated saltwater pool plays host to a crowded schedule of activities. The watery fun includes swim instruction for those less than 1 year old as well as adults. Regular times are also set aside for lap swimmers and indoor scuba sessions in which divers explore the saltwater pool's mysterious depths.