Scuba diving reveals hidden underwater mysteries, much like riding in a submarine or burrowing into the exact center of a waterbed mattress. Explore underwater environs without investing in a new bed with today’s Groupon to Scuba Sensations, located in West Rogers Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a Discover Scuba class, with all equipment included (an $80 value).<p>
- For $135, you get a Pool and Classroom Scuba Diver course (a $275 value).<p>
- For $249, you get a Full PADI Scuba Certification package (a $524 total value). This option includes the following:
- Pool and Classroom Scuba Diver course (a $275 value)
- Open Water Certification dives (a $249 value)<p>
Snorkels, masks, and fins are not included in either certification deal, but Groupon holders can get a 15% discount on these requisite accessories from the Scuba Sensations shop.
Scuba Sensations employs a highly trained, mechanically gilled staff to transform full-time land dwellers into underwater explorers. The Discover Scuba class arms neophyte divers with basic scuba technique as they test out their equipment under the supervision of a PADI-certified guide. Taking less time than a full PADI certification, a Pool and Classroom Scuba Diver course includes three classroom sessions, three pool sessions, and two open dives, making it ideal for vacation scuba tours. After completing the Scuba Diver course, seabound students earn the title of PADI scuba diver and the skills required to explore both local lakes and the money-lined floors of neighbors’ ostentatious moats under the supervision of more experienced divers. The full PADI-certification package includes the expanded Scuba Diver course with five classroom sessions, five pool sessions, and four open-water certification dives, which can lead to full Open Water Certification. The course familiarizes scuba scouts with impressively esoteric equipment, such as a dive computer, which is used to coordinate flash mobs with bored crustaceans.
Growing up in deserts of Saudi Arabia, Rami learned what it meant to be endlessly surrounded by a single element in every direction. He just found he preferred water to earth, taking up Scuba diving in 1994, and, after a brief midlife hiatus, making it his career. Now, as the owner and head-instructor of Scuba Sensations, he shares the passion that drove him over land and under sea halfway around the globe. He certifies new divers to go find their own adventures underwater, or helps advanced students hone their skills to take on new submersible challenges.