Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a scuba-diving-certification course and certification license at Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters (a $435 total value) in Lake Forest. A mask, fin, snorkel, gloves, and boots are needed but not included with this Groupon; however they are available for purchase from Sea Stallion at a $179 base price.
Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters' open-water-certification course gets neophyte divers ready for solo scuba excursions. Two four-hour classroom sessions pour over Scuba Schools International's open-water manual, educating aquatic abecedarians in basic scuba techniques and safety. Supervised by certified staff, students suit up and submerge for two four-hour pool sessions where they'll shore up their book-learning with hands-on experience and therapeutic doses of chlorine. Classes culminate in five teacher-assisted open-water dives.
Students who successfully pass a written test at the end of the course receive a diver-certification card recognized worldwide and in some of the classier parts of Venus. Purchase a total-diving system beforehand to have the cost of the training reduced from the cost of the diving system and to avoid the hassle of renting gills from your goldfish. See Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters' online calendar for class schedules.
Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters
Some of Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters's certified dive instructors fell in love with the ocean after moving to the West Coast from landlocked states, and others caught the diving bug on Caribbean vacations. But no matter how they came to love the sport, all of the instructors translate their passion into superior tutelage to help students earn their underwater independence through SSI-open-water-dive courses from beginner to instructor levels. These same staffers exercise their expertise to sell diving, snorkeling, and underwater-photography equipment from top industry brands, in addition to tweaking existing gadgets to ensure safe below-surface adventures. Though based in the Pacific Ocean, Sea Stallion encourages sea-hopping with yearly excursions to exotic locales, such as the Bahamas, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the recently discovered Eighth Sea.