If foam noodles can be found floating on the surface of almost every pool, think how many perfectly salted meatballs must be at the bottom of the ocean. Discover the sea's sunken treats with today's Groupon: for $147, you get two scuba diving certification classes, two pool sessions, two days of certification dives in Lake Pleasant, and a certification card (a $325 value) at Phoenix Scuba.
Let metaphorical gills soak up an oxygenating supply of knowledge from Phoenix Scuba’s experienced staff of aquatic explorers. Each open-water course guides students through classroom instruction (a $175 value, usually held the first weekend of the month), training dives in a heated pool, and supervised certification dives in Lake Pleasant that are likely to lead to the discovery of a slew of underwater supervillain lairs. Nautical newbies can utilize their new Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) open-water manual, student folder, Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) tables, logbook, provided rental equipment, and suddenly evolving webbed feet to successfully acquire a scuba certification card (a $150 value). Mingle with aquatic life without casually hopping into the lobster tank at the grocery store with the newfound prowess acquired at Phoenix Scuba.
Students must be at least 10 years old, and those with medical issues must have a doctor’s signature with a medical statement to participate. Price includes all necessary rental gear.
- Steve and Kelly were great! They were willing to work with our schedules and provided one on one instruction when needed. We've been on 2 trips with this dive shop and were very satisfied with the accommodations. – Lori, Yahoo! Local
- Phoenix Scuba certified me in 2005. I am now totally hooked on scuba diving. – David, Google Maps
By their estimate, Kelly and Steve Fischer have taught thousands of people how to scuba-dive. As the course director and IDC staff instructor, respectively, at Phoenix Scuba, they draw from more than a decade of expertise to lead a team of master dive instructors, certified open-water instructors, and assistant scuba instructors. These coaches all follow the PADI curriculum to teach students basic through advanced diving skills, such as navigating underwater or bartering with dolphins. Open-water and advanced open-water certification courses lead the way with hands-on lake dives, and can open the door to specialized courses such as rescue diver or NITROX enriched air certifications.
Phoenix Scuba's instructors don't just limit their instruction to local waters: the school has also led extended trips to dive sites in the waters of Belize, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Fiji, among others.