Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School

Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School

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Candy G. ·
Reviewed January 27, 2015
Staff is really great there!!


Quang T. · 9 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed January 12, 2015
I attended the Open Water Dive course beginning of January 2015, Ron and Tom were my PADI Master Instructors with the assistance of Keith and Dave. I greatly enjoyed the class with a total of 14 student divers. we went through the knowledge reviews and confined water dives during the 5 week days before practicing the open water dives in the week-end at Lake 288. The weather was cold and the water visibility was very poor but these environments could definitely help you on the next dives you will do on your own with your buddy(ies)... I would recommend that you enroll for the Dry Suit Dive as well in the winter time so you will have extra garments for weather protection, it will definitely help. All you need to purchase on your own prior to the 3rd day are: Snorkel/Scuba Mask & Tube, Scuba Fins (i.e: Zeagle), Scuba Boots, Weight Belt and Weights about 10% of your weights.


Kathryn U. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed March 14, 2018
Loved my experience at Gigglin! Our instructor Doug O. was fantastic! We had to complete our open water dive on a different day with a different instructor and he was fantastic as well. Very patient! Great experience.... I’m hooked and ready to get back in the water!

What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $199 for PADI open-water diver certification course with equipment ($408 value)
  • $25 for a Discover Dcuba diving course ($50 value)
  • $199 for a two-day free-diving clinic ($399 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 the rental of BCD, regulator set, dive computer, tanks and any neoprene that may be needed. The entire course is completed in 31 training hours, and—if they meet the skill requirements—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. Alternatively, students can sign up for a free-diving course, comprising a two-day clinic with equipment included.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Registration required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Age restriction 12 years-old and over. 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. Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, and a weight belt are not provided. 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.

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