PADI Nitrox Certification Course for One or Two at Scubastop (Up to 53% Off)

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In a Nutshell

A one-day course teaches divers how to use Nitrox diving tanks, which allow divers to stay underwater for longer

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 15 or older. Must be a certified diver. Additional fee for Nitrox EAN manual and processing fee applies. Must sign waiver. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $75 for a one-day PADI Nitrox certification course ($150 value)
  • $140 for a one-day PADI Nitrox certification course for two ($300 value)

The one-day classroom course teaches divers the intricacies of using an enriched-air Nitrox diving tank. These tanks allow divers to stay underwater for longer.

Scuba Gear: An Underwater Survival Kit

Before you dive in for a scuba session, you’ll need to suit up in the proper gear. Preview the more complex parts of your outfit with Groupon’s overview.

Scuba unit: This is the piece that gives scuba diving its acronymic name: the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. It controls your breathing and your depth through an air tank, a dive regulator, and a buoyancy-control device (BCD).

Air tank: This metal cylinder doesn’t just hold the same stuff you breathe above the surface: the air in there is compressed at as much as 3,000 pounds per square inch. Because the water will add still more pressure, tanks are equipped with a device called a burst disk to automatically let air out if needed.

Dive regulator: Essentially, the dive regulator is the interface between you and your air tank, controlling where the air flows at the press of a button. Through one channel, it routes air to your mouthpiece; through another, to the air bladders inside your buoyance-control device (typically worn as a vest or jacket).

Exposure suit: The climate you dive in dictates the type of suit you wear. Wetsuits provide enough insulation for temperate water, and drysuits keep you dry and extra warm via watertight construction. (Because they’re not breathable, drysuits have vents to control the amount of air inside the suit while descending and ascending.) Sometimes divers in tropical waters will wear only bodysuits, which guard against cuts and scrapes but provide no thermal protection.

Fins: Besides winning you instant acceptance into colonies of Aquamen, fins provide a large surface area to press against the water. This increases the impact of each kick, allowing you to move efficiently without using your hands.

Customer Reviews

Donnie is great! I had a ridiculous fall schedule and they were flexible in helping me make sure I got certified before my trip. They're patient teachers and genuinely love diving. Make sure to read the fine print for the Groupon and know how to swim...I realize both are silly things, but both essential for SCUBA and this offer. All that said, it was 100% worth it.
Virginia S. · 6 days ago
I love this crew! They are fun, and thorough. I will be returning for future certifications
Amanda R. · 7 days ago
Love the staff, very patient and go above and beyond! All about safety and fun, highly recommend!!
Freda A. · October 9, 2017
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Thank you Freda! The pleasure was all ours!!
Merchant replied · October 9, 2017

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