Breathing underwater—like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married—should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. This Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids.
$159 for an Open-Water Certification Referral Course ($324 Total Value)
- Course admission (a $199 value)
- Rental mask, fins, and snorkel (a $50 value)
- Educational materials (a $75 value)
Open-water certification referral classes commence with a three- to four-hour group review and testing period on educational materials each student must pore over prior to class. Trainees then strap on masks, fins, snorkels, and dive gear to practice breathing underwater and communicating by exhaling thought bubbles during two three- to four-hour pool sessions. Burgeoning submergers graduate to full scubateer status on completion of four open-water dives that are not included in this Groupon but may be completed at Pirates Cove Scuba at an additional charge or referred out to other facilities. Partakers should survey Pirates Cove Scuba's class schedule to pinpoint a suitable session.
Pirates Cove Scuba
Pirates Cove Scuba's certified instructors imbue beginning or advanced pupils with the requisite knowledge and techniques for plunging beneath aquatic surfaces and stock a full selection of dive equipment to help them to breathe easier while below. After briefings expound on what participants should expect when underwater, one-hour introductory courses gradually familiarize students with navigating H2O while wearing scuba gear before they explore the unseen depths and sunken pool-noodle wrecks of Pirates Cove Scuba's pool.
Open-water certifications expand on introductory knowledge with further classroom and pool study. Full-certification-seekers conclude schooling during scheduled weekend lake trips, which include four dives in open-water environments that, if properly performed, earn former novices final certification and congratulatory smooches from impressed catfish. To keep divers submerging in style, Pirates Cove Scuba carries equipment from Dive Rite, Henderson, and Seadive, which aquanauts can don on trips to Cozumel and other tropical destinations booked through the dive shop's travel desk.