Scuba West

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Experienced divers coach pupils on subaquatic exploring in classroom, heated pool & limestone grotto to award open-water certification

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Promotional value expires Aug 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability and weather. Must be 10 or older. Must fill out medical statement; doctor's signature required if there's health issues. Mask, fins, snorkel, weights, and weight belt not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If foam noodles can be found floating on the surface of almost every pool, think how many perfectly salted meatballs must be at the bottom of the ocean. Discover the sea's sunken treats with today's Groupon: for $149, you get an open-water scuba-diving certification course at Scuba West in Hudson (a $329.95 value). The four-day course meets on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scuba West's expert instructors impart the skills and certification needed for unsupervised journeys into the deep blue during a four-day open-water diving course. Students first attend two days of classroom sessions to soak up guidelines for subaquatic conduct and their codenames for elaborate oyster heists. The second two-day portion of the class outfits pupils with scuba gear before an initial practice dive in the heated onsite pool. Once acclimated to their new gills, guests leap into their sea legs by navigating the limestone formations of Hudson Grotto, conveniently located on Scuba West's complex.

Divers receive their PADI open-water certification following completion of the course, which enables them to explore most bodies of water without a mentor or chartered manatee chaperone. A maximum class size of eight ensures personalized tutelage for all aquanauts. Though most scuba gear is provided, patrons must supply their own mask, fins, snorkel, weights, and weight belt, or rent them for $20 a day on the last two days of the course.

Scuba West

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.

Customer Reviews

I live in Tampa and have been looking for a great PADI certification center. Saw this on Groupon and talked to Rich and Mike about their program at Scuba West. Liked what I heard. I researched several other centers around town. This facility is a 50 minute drive from my house but well worth the trip. One of the best decisions I made in my life. Jeff the owner is great, my instructor Nickol is awesome, and everyone else that works there; are the friendliest people you will ever meet. The actual training is incredible and outstanding. The dive training area that is next to the center is great. I was in the military and worked one of the largest training facilities, for my service component. When you have a training area, it is for “training”. It is to help you with various conditions, so you are trained to the best of your ability. It is a great area to dive and will give you the confidence to dive in pretty much most locations (after your train/dive there). After I got my certification, I felt very comfortable to dive in most conditions, other than just crystal blue waters that are warm... like the Moldova Islands. I was told if you train in the Hudson Grotto and feel comfortable, you can dive anywhere, and I believe this to be true. If you truly want to dive, get certified, have fun, dive in a great training facility, get trained by experienced/outstanding trainers, meet friendly people, meet friendly animals in the Grotto; and will make you feel like you can dive to the greatest extent of your PADI certification experience (anywhere). Then get this Groupon. You will not regret it. This is my question to anyone reading this... Do you remember the first time you are a piece of chocolate? Probably not...we were all pretty young, but I am sure your eyes were wide open and you were exhilarated. It was such an incredible experience, making you want more. Want to have that feeling again? Get this Groupon....take this course. Mark this "Best of Groupon Deals".
Jonathan H. · June 12, 2015
The best place to learn scuba !
Abishek V. · January 6, 2015
They were great instructors who took their time with everyone in the class. It was really helpful that they provided all the gear. I would definitely recommend them for certification class.
Rebecca H. · January 5, 2013

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