$399 for a Scuba-Certification Course with Catalina Island Getaway from PCH Scuba in Burbank (Up to $843.10 Value)

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Reviewed October 21, 2014
Great business! The class section was in Burbank, the pool section not too far away, and then the open water was in Catalina -- all a very good experience. The hotel you stay at in Catalina is a little shabby, but hey, you're there to dive, so you're barely there.


Kyle R. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed December 3, 2017
An incredible experience I will never forget thanks to PCH Scuba.


Joe D. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed November 7, 2017
Brett and team are awesome. Super detailed and thorough. No one in our group felt unsafe at any point in our dives.

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. Get all the skills you need to mingle among the mermaids with today's Groupon: for $399, you get a weekend PADI Open Water diver scuba-certification course and a weekend getaway to Catalina Island from PCH Scuba (up to an $843.10 value). A scuba cylinder rental with refills and weights ($65) and a mask with a snorkel ($50–$70) are not included in the price of today's Groupon. Included hotel rooms are based on double occupancy and can be shared with another Groupon holder or upgraded to single occupancy for an additional $140.

PCH Scuba's sole focus is educating divers and perpetuating passion for the sport. With today's deal, prospective aqua tourists will participate in the PADI Open Water diver course, which starts with a full weekend of scuba education and training overseen by instructors who have attained master scuba diver trainer status, a rank that compels sea lions to stand at attention whenever the trainers enter a room. The initial watery weekend consists of a review of academic materials, two four-hour pool sessions, and additional training as needed.

During the second weekend, students meet at the ferry to embark on a trip to Avalon, Catalina Island, for two days of scuba experiences, with a two-night hotel stay included in the package to give students a place to dry out, rest up, and practice their porpoise impressions. The ferry trip to the island is also included in the price of today's deal.

Although PCH Scuba does not sell equipment, it will assist students find the best prices for their purchases. PCH Scuba also keeps students informed of special events after certification, providing new adventures with new friends telling old stories about ancient sea kingdoms.

Customers loved this deal last year, earning PCH Scuba a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required. Subject to availability and weather. Must sign waiver. Must be in fair health; physician must sign waiver for some medical conditions. Must be 10 or older. Valid only for dual-occupancy rooms. Food not included. Extra fee for mask, snorkel, and scuba cylinder rental and fills. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About PCH Scuba

Trips and training form the centerpiece of PCH Scuba's services for area hydronauts. Programs range from beginner-level certification to search-and-recovery training, and adventures journey both close to home and as far ranging as Fiji. The Open Water Diver course makes for a fun and accessible first foray beneath the waves, incorporating a deep-delving adventure to Catalina Island, which is named after the third queen of Spain: Queen Island. The staff leads explorations of San Diego's collection of wrecks and adventures on chartered dive boats. Whatever sort of wave-blanketed voyage the aquatic adventurer desires, PCH's community of Master Scuba Diver–certified teachers and dive leaders are eager to chaperone.

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