Somewhere far below sea level, the most fashionable critters in the subsurface world are gracefully strutting their stuff in form-fitting wetsuits with foot-flattering flippers. Grace the coveted underwater runways of exploration with today’s Groupon to The Scuba Shop in Mesa. Choose between the following options:
- For $124, you get a PADI open-water certification course for one person (a $378 value).
- For $199, you get a PADI open-water certification course for two people (a $716 value).<p>
Each course includes: * Classroom instruction and five pool dives (a $179 value for one person; $159 value each for two people) * PADI open-water student manual with eRDPML (Electronic Recreational Dive Planner Multi-Level) * Use of dive gear (BCD, computer, regulators, tanks, and weights) during confined water (pool) sessions only * Four check-off dives in Lake Pleasant (a $199 value/person)<p>
The experienced dive instructors at The Scuba Shop, an authorized PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) scuba-training center, educate and certify beginners in the art of open-water scuba diving. Open-water classroom instruction teaches nautical newbies necessary skills, with large indoor training rooms and a 50-foot glass-wall viewing area to watch fellow divers or stage stare contests with dry spectators. Students don masks, fins, snorkels, and waterproof candy necklaces to explore the nonmurky depths of the shop’s indoor heated pool, which maintains a soul-stirring 90 degrees year-round. The confined pool waters give way to open-water adventures during four dives at Lake Pleasant, where certification is completed. Consult a list of frequently asked questions for more information on certification.
This Groupon does not include: * Purchase of masks, fins, boots, and snorkel (cost $179+; open-water students get a 10% discount) * PADI Certification Picture Card (PIC; costs $22.87 for a lifetime certificate photo) * Rental of dive gear at Lake Pleasant (costs $59 for students) * Required DVD (costs $29.79, couples can share)
The Scuba Shop
Manned by a diverse and experienced dive staff, The Scuba Shop hosts scuba classes for all skill levels in a 10,000-square-foot facility that boasts an indoor training pool kept heated to a cozy 90 degrees year-round. There, unseasoned and uncertified divers practice essential skills in a controlled environment before moving into the unpredictable motions of open water or an aboveground pool being carried away by giant ants. In addition to its vast array of training opportunities, The Scuba Shop sells high-quality equipment that divers can use on personal expeditions or on trips the shop organizes to exotic diving destinations.
1122 S Greenfield Rd.
Mesa, Arizona 85206