What You'll Get
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 $149, you get a dive certification with open-water training (a $399 value) at Jupiter Dive Center.
With a five-star rating from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the Jupiter Dive Center fortifies shorefolk with the skills necessary to chase underwater dreams. Classes begin with online training and a practice stint in the pool before freshly minted mariners slap on their eye-patches and head out to the open ocean for four separate qualification dives. Jupiter’s experienced and PADI-certified dive instructors have logged hundreds of hours in the briny deep, and dive boats are captained by old salts who know the region’s shoals and riptides like the fronts of their peg legs. Students are responsible for masks, snorkels, and fins, which can be rented from the facility for $50, and Jupiter provides wetsuits, scuba gear, and a list of common crustacean phrases.
Must be at least 12 years old, and students up to 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
- The boats are up to date, the captains know the area and water better than the back of their hands, and the professionalism of all the crew make you feel safe and easily assisted. – ksaxby, TripAdvisor
- JDC always takes the diver into consideration when going to dive destinations. The captain checks the visibility and current to ensure the divers have the best experience possible given the variables. – Jupitermermaid, CityVoter
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. By appointment only. Must be at least 12 years or older. Under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Not valid for people with asthma or heart conditions. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. 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.