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 today’s Groupon to The Dive Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a two-hour Discover Scuba Diving class (a $50 value) plus $30 off a follow-up open-water certification course.
- For $48, you get a two-hour Discover Scuba Diving class for two (a $100 value) plus $30 off a follow-up open-water certification course.<p>
Classes are on Saturday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Customers should call ahead to reserve their spot.
The PADI-certified mentors at The Dive Station, a professional-diver and instructor-training facility, coach aspiring amphibians on basic subaquatic skills during two-hour Discover Scuba Diving classes. Teachers outline the principles of taking preliminary plunges before suiting up schools of 8–10 students with all the necessary gear. Pupils then flipper through the heated depths of an indoor pool to hone their form and underwater etiquette, most of which consists of finagling moray eels into flawless bowties. No swimming experience is needed to take this course, though The Dive Station requests that guests arrive 15 minutes early to their two-hour session.
Upon completion of their introductory class, seafaring apprentices will also receive $30 off a follow-up Open Water Diver certification course. These lessons progress amateur divers through academic training and further confined-water training, then plunk them into the true-blue beyond for four open-water sessions and a cuttlefish-herding exam.
The Dive Station
For more than 25 years, The Dive Station has led PADI-certified scuba courses and graduated more than 3,500 students. Their courses range in scope, and include open water certification, advanced open water certification, nitrox diver, rescue diver, and specialty diver courses. They also lead divemaster courses for aspiring pros who wish to take scuba to a professional level, and cave-diving courses for explorers who wish to chart the unknown and possibly glimpse a grizzly bear taking a bath. The Dive Station stays active in the diving community, leading guided diving trips to local spots and exotic international locales such as Puerto Rico, Honduras, and Turks and Caicos.