Scuba diving is the only way left to find hidden treasure, befriend a nautical skeleton, or strap a huge tank to yourself. Explore the possibilities with today's Groupon for a diving course from Lancaster Scuba Center in Lancaster. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a Discover Scuba class (a $30 value).
- For $220, you get an open-water-diver certification course (a $440 value).
Lancaster Scuba Center's licensed aquatic explorers prep aspiring divers for the azure abyss with informative, in-water diving classes. The single-session Professional Association of Diving Instructors' Discover Scuba course lets amateur aquanauts dip into the safe shallows of a swimming pool before easing them into the deep end in search of feral drain covers. Students cover scuba basics, such as breathing underwater and spotting mythical cities, in a safe and controlled environment and need only bring a swimsuit, towel, and release form to participate.
For more comprehensive undersea guidance, a five- to six-week open-water-diving certification course, held once per week, equips pupils with a lifetime diving certification for depths up to 60 feet. Broken into three parts, the course ferries swimmers from the classroom to the confined water dives of a heated indoor pool before plunging students into the depths of a local diving lake where novice Jacques Cousteaus can put their newly acquired navigation skills to use. Educational materials and in-pool exercises teach diving protocol and safety, and an array of nonaqueous tools, such as an open-water-dive manual, diving log, and educational DVD, keeps track of liquid progress. Lancaster Scuba Center provides divers with rental gear; however, personal equipment such as masks, snorkels, fins, boots, and weight belts must be brought or purchased by each student. Check the course schedule for upcoming class times.
PADI-certified scuba instructor John Walker opened Lancaster Scuba in 1993 to encourage others to explore underwater ecosystems. Today, the center is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center, which means Walker and his staff are teaching the next generation of scuba instructors. Of course, if you just want to learn how to safely scuba dive for leisure, the center has an array of courses for beginners and mermaids alike. On top of everything, Lancaster Scuba has a store with scuba gear, an on-site cylinder filling station, and an eco-friendly approach that earned it a PADI Green Star Award.