Since humans cannot grow gills, it’s nearly impossible to carry on an extended conversation underwater without pardoning oneself to suck the oxygen from a nearby blowfish. Cultivate better underwater manners with today’s Groupon to Pura Vida Divers in Riviera Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a one-hour tooka-diving lesson (a $100 value).
- For $99, you get a four-hour introductory scuba lesson (a $199 value).<p>
Pura Vida Divers—which has a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort rating for its top-notch instruction—expertly guides underwater explorers through their first watery steps into the ocean with scuba- or tooka-diving courses. The tooka-diving excursions forgo the cumbersome oxygen tanks and sharkskin tuxedos that comprise the traditional scuba get-up; instead, divers wear a simple face mask and breathing regulator connected via hose to an air supply that floats overhead. In the course of the one-hour dive, swimmers explore submarine nooks and crannies under the watchful eye of knowledgeable guides, who are keen to point out nearby turtles, rays, and eels that make their home in the verdant reef habitat.
Meanwhile, the beginners scuba lessons are comprehensive and explore the lower depths of the ocean. The four-hour course starts with a short classroom session before student divers head out into progressively deeper waters, slowly building the confidence to dive all the way down to Davy Jones’s locker to deliver secret love notes.
Pura Vida Divers
Pura Vida Divers opens up an underwater world of possibilities with PADI dive training, equipment rentals, and dive tours. Dive lessons focus on a wide range of skills, starting with discover scuba classes all the way up through specialized courses such as coral-reef conservation and underwater photography. After gaining their new skills, divers can take part in wreck or reef diving in Palm Beach or learn how to teach diving themselves.