Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you’re confident you can do it. Today’s Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids: for $225, you get a scuba-certification course at Gypsy Divers Aquatic Center (a $455 value). Each course includes:
- In-home scuba study materials and logbook (a $90 value)
- Six sessions of in-pool scuba training (a $240 value)
- Five certification dives (a $125 value)
- Scuba equipment rental
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Since 1982, the seasoned scuba divers at Gypsy Divers Aquatic Center have been extending their aquatic expertise to fledgling ocean floaters in open-water certification courses. Students begin their study with a comprehensive in-home educational kit, complete with a textbook, training DVD, and logbook, dipping a toe into the waters of knowledge from the comfort of a living room or piece of oversize luggage. After dutifully completing home assignments, students travel to the center’s indoor 87-degree pool, where expert instructors introduce them to diving equipment and basic skills during six sessions. Once students are comfortable and toes are sufficiently webbed, classes take to the open sea, where students frolic with the fishes during five dives over two consecutive days. After completing the classes, students receive an official certification, which they may use to assert their expertise or to strike up casual conversation when waiting in line at the DMV.
3651 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604