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April 13, 2013
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. This Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids.
Choose from Three Options
$10 for a Discover Scuba class (a $25 value) $99 for an open-water instruction package (a $249 total value)
- Open-water referral course (a $199 value)
- Equipment rental (a $50 value)
$174 for a complete open-water certification course package (a $348 total value)
- Everything in the open-water instruction package above (a $249 value)
- Lake training certification dives (a $99 value)
Instruction books are an additional $75.
Discover Scuba sessions are designed to give novices a chance to experience moving around at 12 feet below water. Certification classes also require little experience, but students must be able to swim 200 meters and tread water for 10 minutes.
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 over the course of a weekend trip to an area lake.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.