What You'll Get
Plunge into the chambers of the sea, frolic among the sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown, and comb the white hair of the waves with today's deal: $125 gets you a two-day scuba class and excursion with Grove Scuba, a $200 value. In addition, you will receive a 10% discount for any purchase you make at the Grove Scuba store. This Groupon puts you in Aquaman's fins for a day to experience first-hand the joys and tribulations in the wacky life of a merperson.
This resort course class you get with today's Groupon is designed for the novice diver; no diving certification or Atlantean DNA is required. You'll start out in the pool for two hours on the first day, learning the finer points of scuba equipment and diving safety. On the second day, you and your friendly, expert, PADI-certified instructor will head out for two, 45-minute guided open-water dives, up to a depth of 40 feet, in the Key Biscayne and South Beach areas. Marvel at the dazzling aquatic wonderland, sprinkled with brilliant anemones; high-five passing sea turtles, commiserate with gentle stingrays, and find a few nemos.
The experience of upsetting carpets of buried stingrays and dodging luminous clouds of jellyfish is an honor normally saved for gilled critters and mammals with blowholes. Raid the party with this deal, and gain the power to breathe underwater. Host a tea party on the ocean floor, feasting on sea-cucumber sandwiches and befriending crustaceans. Get the chance to ask an octopus what plural form they prefer.
Enjoy the serenity of the sea in solitude, or buy multiple Groupons and gather a gaggle to gape at gorging groupers. Grove Scuba is located in Coconut Grove, near the Streets of Mayfair Mall. Call ahead to schedule your dive and discover the breathtaking mysteries of the deep.
Note: This deal is valid for Miami-area dives only. Your dives will be electronically registered with PADI and will count as one of four required dives toward SCUBA certification if you choose to get certified.
Grove Scuba is flooded with five-star reviews on Google:
- Owner/Instructor Bill Lampl and his staff are very friendly, enthusiastic and competent, everything that new divers to the Miami area are looking for in a dive shop. – Robert R.
- We're both busy working but the guys at Grove Scuba are really flexible with arranging class & dive times. Bill is the most patient dive instructor I've ever had. – maaike44
- Safe, fun, clear instruction, incredible divesites, great people - I cannot wait to come back. – George
When you’re immersed in the undersea ecosystem, get out your waterproof Kindle and take notes—you might come up with a great mascot for your local sports team. Dolphins, Marlins, and even Geoducks are all already taken, but here are some possible mascot options from the oceans depths:
- The Kane County Coral
- The Houston Half-Electric-Eels–Half-Great-White-Sharks
- The Melbourne Rugby Club Quietly Dignified Endangered Humpbacks
- The Phoenix Phytoplankton (Oxygenate! Oxygenate! Oxygenate Ohio State!)
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limited to Miami-area dive. Key Largo dive not available with this offer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Grove Scuba
Named Miami’s best dive shop in 2012 by the Miami New Times, the PADI shop doubles as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Training Center, and hosts an array of scuba classes on arts from basic open water diving to capturing submerged ecosystems on film. Their multi-lingual staff can lead courses in English or Spanish, or guide clients of all nationalities through the shop’s gear, from makers such as O’Neill, Aqualung, Oceanic and Pinnacle. Visitors can also shop underwater photo and video equipment from Sealife, Light & Motion, and Aquatica, to avoid the hassle of borrowing cameras from fish.