Before humans learned to scuba-dive, octopi could burgle homes with impunity, escaping into the ocean with their arms full of stolen Victrola records as homeowners watched helplessly from shore. Take a bite out of crime with today’s Groupon.
$135 for a PADI Open Water Diver course (a $275 value)
- Beginners learn basic diving skills
- Practice during confined-water dives
- Explore in open-water dives
- Scuba certification
- Home-study materials
- Ages 10 and older
- 8 or fewer students per class<p>
$99 for a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (a $200 value) * Learn underwater navigation * Practice deeper water diving * Choice of three adventure dives * PADI Adventures in Diving manual and DVD * Ages 15 and older * 8 or fewer students per class<p>
Scuba Instruction by Dennis Buice
Dennis Buice, a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, unlocks the ocean's depths for students during diving courses that follow the PADI curriculum. Scuba-diver classes start out by introducing students to diving in monitored, shallow water, and advanced sessions span a spectrum from PADI open-water certification to professional training in the rescue-diver course. PADI specialty courses explore focused subjects such as snapping underwater photographs or maximizing underwater time by using enriched air nitrox. Kids’ classes or Discover Scuba lets youngsters and newbies breathe underwater for the first time in the safety of a pool filled with less than 6 feet of water and no starving sharks.