Scuba diving is the only way left to find hidden treasure, befriend a nautical skeleton, or strap a huge tank to yourself. Explore the possibilities with today's Groupon to Scuba Centers of Michigan in Lincoln Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one Try Scuba session (a $50 value).
- For $199, you get a beginner diver-certification program (a $399 value).
The certified instructors at Scuba Centers of Michigan, which boasts more than 50 years of diving education, train and certify divers in the comfortable environs of an 82-degree indoor pool. Follow the sure-flippered directives of one of the center's 15 staff instructors during the Try Scuba orientation course, which grants students a ticket to an underwater wonderland, where they’ll learn to breathe pressurized air and pick up some basic concepts related to equipment adjustment, pressure equalization, and how to waterproof tweed. Students will spend 30 minutes in the classroom and about two hours in the water.
The group-based entry-level certification program equips submersible recruits with the knowledge and skills to become a safe and comfortable open-water diver and grants participants an internationally recognized SSI certificate. Aside from a provided personal mouthpiece, reef whisperers must supply or purchase a mask, snorkel, fins, and boots (basic equipment package starts at $167) before taking on the 24-hour course like a great white shark takes on a plate of tuna tartar. Held on-site in the pool and classroom, the course prepares students for final testing, which will take place in open water over the course of two days at locations including White Star Quarry and Gilboa Quarry. Divers can alternatively choose a universal referral letter, which will allow students to complete the open-water segment at their choice of location, such as a dive resort or a city fountain. If waterlogged wunderkinds complete five open-water dives and classroom sessions that include a diver portfolio, a full-color manual, and pre-dive analyzer and logbook, they receive a diploma, certification card, and their very own pilot's fins. Along the way, instructors encourage students to make use of the pool for free anytime the store or classroom is open, and after completion, certified divers have unlimited use of the pool at no charge.
Scuba Centers of Michigan
The diver double-checks all her gear before leaving the surefootedness of the boat and falling into the deep water, where she explores shipwrecks and seemingly untouched expanses throughout the Michigan Underwater Preserves in the Great Lakes. The team of PADI- and SSI-certified instructors at Scuba Centers of Michigan helps students prepare for these types of adventures every day, covering advanced topics such as diving at night and how to properly greet a sturgeon. The instructors also start from the beginning, teaching basic open-water diving techniques, which their pupils practice in the onsite heated pool. To complement its courses, the center stocks gear from equipment brands such as McNett, Aqua Lung, and Suunto, and it organizes diving trips to South Africa and Australia.
3280 Fort St.
Lincoln Park, Michigan 48146Get Directions