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What You'll Get
Scuba diving has allowed humans to explore uncharted terrain and discover which of its majestic wildlife is delicious. Dive in to this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a Try Scuba session (a $50 value)
- $199 for a group diver-certification program for beginners (a $399 value)<p>
During the first half hour of the Try Scuba sessions, novice divers spend time in the classroom, where instructors introduce them to the equipment and proper breathing and moving techniques. Then, for another two hours, students take to the pool where they start in the 3-foot shallow end and work their way to the deep end, if they’re comfortable doing so. The instructors require that students come with basic swimming skills and bring their own swimsuits and towels.
The PADI- and SSI-certified dive center’s beginner program consists of six four-hour group classes, followed by four certification dives spread across two days. Classes include practice in the heated onsite pool, which students can also access for unlimited free practice during open hours. Approved mask, snorkel, scuba fins, and boots are not included, available for purchase on-site. For flexibly scheduled class times, students can upgrade to the Executive course for a $200 fee.
For class times of both programs, see the schedule.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person for certification option. Limit 4/person for 'Try Scuba' course option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Not valid for private courses. Scuba equipment for certification option not included, must provide mask, snorkel, boots, and scuba fins; all available for purchase at Scuba Centers of Michigan. Basic swimming skills required. Must be medically fit or approved by doctor for scuba. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.