Pacific Wilderness

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Over two weekends, students progress from heated pool to actual open-water ocean dives as they pursue PADI certification

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Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Services must be used by the same person. Mask, snorkel, SCUBA fins, boots & gloves not included. Depending on responses to medical questionnaire, doctor's waiver may be required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $399 for a four-day PADI open-water-certification course on Catalina Island (an $850 value)
  • $249 for a four-day PADI open-water-certification course in San Pedro (a $500 value)

Over two weekends, certified dive instructors teach students the basic abilities, equipment use, and safety protocols for exploring open waters by themselves. On the first Saturday and Sunday, classes convene at an indoor location, with students spending four hours studying course materials and four hours practicing underwater breathing in a heated pool. The second weekend, divers can opt for two four-hour excursions to San Pedro's local beaches or a full-weekend getaway to Catalina Island. The Catalina Island trip includes ferry tickets, transportation, and accommodations at Seaport Village Inn. While in the open water, local aquatic life abounds, with groups frequently sighting eels, bat rays, and sea lions.

Pacific Wilderness

Jacques Cousteau had barely slipped the first scuba tank off his back when Pacific Wilderness opened its doors in 1953. Since then, the shop’s staffers have used their collective expertise to outfit divers with high-quality equipment from brands including Aqualung, Oceanic, Scubapro, Seaquest, and Zeagle.

They also teach PADI scuba-certification courses that range from basic open-water training to advanced rescue diving. Lessons start at the on-land facility's heated pool but progress to weekend-long dives in the waters of Redondo Beach. The shop's scuba-philes also arrange journeys to exotic locales such as the Sipadan Water Village Resort in Malaysia and the secret depths of Camp David's presidential bathtub.

Customer Reviews

18 Ratings

Not Just excellent deal but excellent teacher but patient staff and great deals On gear
Carmen A. · August 19, 2012
Helpful staff-large dive shop with large assortment and good name products.
Mike S. · August 19, 2012
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  1. 1

    Central San Pedro

    1719 South Pacific Avenue

    San Pedro, CA 90731

    +13108332422

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  2. 2

    Avalon

    119 Maiden Ln.

    Avalon, CA 90704

    +13108332422

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