What You'll Get
In addition to spectacular views, learning to breathe underwater allows humans to save time getting ready for work by sleeping in the bathtub. Engage in maritime multitasking with today's Groupon to Jupiter Dive Center. Choose between the following options:
• For $159, you get an Open Water certification (a $399 value).
• For $199, you get an Advanced Open Water certification (a $429 value).
Jupiter Dive Center's experienced and PADI-certified instructors outfit aspiring sea explorers with equipment and the know-how to safely explore mesmerizing local reefs. The Open Water curriculum includes one classroom study session and one pool dive, followed by two explorations each of confined and open-water ocean settings, with a tutorial in minnow whispering. Both weekend and weekday Open Water certification sessions offer half-day classes for 4–8 pupils. The Advanced Open Water sessions swim exclusively in the briny ocean depths, taking students on five deep-sea dives. After completing all sessions, divers can flash freshly minted PADI certifications from their respective courses to gain VIP access to Davy Jones’s exclusive underwater tree house.
Although Jupiter Dive Center outfits customers with wetsuits, tanks, and gear, open-water divers are required to rent a mask, fins, and snorkel for $75, or apply a $25 credit toward purchasing all three items ($80+) and a logbook ($15). Additionally, Advanced Open Water pupils can apply the $25 credit toward mandatory surface-marker buoys, a reel, and two lights.
Customers can purchase both options, but passing the Open Water certification is required to enroll in the Advanced Open Water certification. Also, customers must have completed four open-water dives within the last 12 months to be eligible for the Advanced sessions; dives taken during the Open Water certification count towards this total.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Subject to availability. Must be 12 or older. Must be 18 or older or be accompanied by guardian. Must sign waiver. Not valid for people with asthma or heart conditions. Classes are non-transferable. For advanced option, must have completed 4 open-water dives in last year. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Jupiter Dive Center
The five-star, PADI-certified staff at Jupiter Dive Center, a waterside school, mentors divers of all experience levels in progressive PADI courses. In the multiday courses, instructors teach to general open-water certifications and specialized styles, such as wreck diving and night diving. Guides also lead certified divers on guided day or night charters into the artificial shipwrecks and coral reefs blanketing the local sea floor. Though specific sites vary according to daily conditions, excursions drift past herds of sea life, including colorful schools of fish, peaceful anemones, and sea turtles out-swimming hares arrogantly napping in their own scuba helmets. Dive-shop staff outfits divers' bodies with high-end scuba gear, such as Scubapro suits and instruments.