Advanced Open-Water Certification Course or Open-Water Diver Certification Course at Maximum Scuba (Up to 51% Off)

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Sarah M. ·
Reviewed April 27, 2016
there are a few reasons that I chose to use this dive shop for my certification: 1) my boyfriend recommended them and 2) they had a groupon deal :-) After going through the certification class I would whole-heartedly recommend them! Our instructors (because it will vary) were the owner (Jeff Gordon) and Daniela Petrescu. Our class was all women, and they even told us that they get a high number of women taking their courses (and I understand why). I was nervous about getting into the water, not because I don't like the water, but because I have been a swimmer all my life and so the idea of making sure to not hold my breath was a little concerning to me. After doing the portion in the swimming pool before getting in the lake I had no worries and actually some of the exercises they had us do made us prepared for anything that might happen in the water. The instructors were so easy to work with, and definitely know their stuff! The common question all weekend was "Do you want to hear a joke?" ;-) I will be going back to them for quite a few more certification levels, and to join some of their dive vacations they plan throughout the year!


Rhea B. ·
Reviewed June 14, 2014
They are so nice & patience with new learners. I will def get another certification from Maxium Scuba!


David B. ·
Reviewed May 28, 2014
Great place would never go anywhere else.

What You'll Get

The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn’t meant to be dry. Douse yourself in adventure with today’s Groupon to Maximum Scuba. Choose between the following options:

  • For $99, you get a PADI advanced open-water certification course (a $200 value). The class includes the following:
  • Equipment rental
  • Textbooks
  • Five open-water advanced adventure dives
  • Certification to dive up to 100 feet
  • 10% discount on equipment purchases

  • For $149, you get a PADI open-water diver certification course (a $300 value). The course includes the following:
  • Equipment rental
  • Textbooks
  • DVD rental
  • Pool fees
  • Certification to dive up to 60 feet
  • 10% discount on equipment purchases

Lake entrance fees ($30–$35) are not included in today’s Groupon.

Maximum Scuba’s team of aqua explorers leads groups through PADI scuba classes, equipping students with the tools to further their subaquatic careers. Swimmers still getting the lay of the sea can opt for the PADI open-water certification course, plunging at least five times into a heated outdoor pool before moving on to four dives in the open water. Coupled with academic sessions, the class introduces underwater neophytes to the joy of breathing underwater with the aid of textbooks, at least four open-water dives, and mermaid drill sergeants. Suited up in regulator systems, fins, and booties, lake-floor scourers learn to dive with a certified buddy, traversing a depth of 60 feet.

The PADI advanced open-water certification sends previously open-water-certified divers on five different, advanced adventure dives, plumbing the depths during deep dives to discover ocean-floor wrecks or Atlantis’s lost ductwork. Participants select the theme for each dive, which can range from nighttime diving to underwater photography. During these aqueous jaunts, underwater cowboys learn how to navigate using kick cycles, visual landmarks, and time while mastering the use of dive computers and dolphin lassos.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3/person, may buy more as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reserv reqd for certification courses. Must be 15+ for open water class, 10+ for PADI Junior Advanced Divers. Must be 13 or older; under 16 accompanied by guardian for certification course. Advanced Diver course valid only for those with PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification or qualifying certification from another organization or dive shop. $30 lake fee for $149.00 class, $35 fee for $99 class apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Maximum Scuba

Maximum Scuba's team of PADI-certified instructors caters to all levels of aquatic adventurer with a wide roster of name-brand equipment and all-inclusive classes. PADI open-water certification courses employ textbooks and at least four open-water dives to acquaint underwater neophytes with the joy of subaquatic breathing, enabling them to finally explore timeshare options in Atlantis. The PADI advanced open-water certification course sends previously certified divers on five adventure dives, plumbing watery depths to discover ocean-floor wrecks. Other specialty classes deepen underwater adventures and arm explorers with the know-how to defeat Blackbeard's ghost by teaching skills in spearfishing and technical or cave diving.

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