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: for $149, you get a scuba-diving certification course at Scuba West in Hudson (a $329.95 value). The four-day course is held Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Scuba West's experienced staff helps visitors develop their sea legs through the open-water diver certification course, which teaches pupils how to safely navigate aqueous avenues. Although participants must bring their own towels, bathing suits and Koi pocket translators, Scuba West provides all the underwater gear before non-gilled guests dip their little piggies. Throughout the course, a licensed PADI instructor imparts aquatic knowledge through classroom instruction, hones diving techniques in the heated pool, and supervises open-water dives in Scuba West's private 100-foot-deep Hudson Grotto. Class sizes are typically around five to six people, and all lessons are held on a 2.5-acre campus. Once students have completed enough coursework and in-water training, they receive a license and certification logbook, allowing them to take off their flipper training wheels and explore bodies of water without a divemaster chaperone.
Scuba West's expert instructors impart the skills and certification needed for unsupervised journeys into the deep blue. Participants can earn their PADI open-water certifications at Scuba West’s full training facility, which features classrooms, an on-site heated pool, an open-water training site, and a retail area with equipment that can be rented or purchased. Students can further their water skills in courses and get their PADI open-water certification, which enables them to explore most bodies of water without a manatee chaperone.