Scuba diving has allowed humans to explore uncharted terrain and discover which of its majestic wildlife is delicious. Dive in to this Groupon.
$189 for a PADI Open-Water Certification Course ($399 Value)
In the open-water certification course, PADI-certified instructors lead groups of novice divers through the fundamentals of open-water scuba diving. Rental equipment of BCD, wetsuit, regulator, weights, and an air tank is included. Classroom sessions teach the ins and outs of the wet suit, tank, and regulator operation, and five pool training dives and four beach dives help students learn to safely navigate the sea’s swirling waters. At the end of each course, students receive their own PADI open-water certification card.
Though personal gear is not included, Signature Scuba's store outfits students with everything from masks and snorkels to fins and booties at a student-discount price.
With the proliferation of the internet and the expansion of cheap global airfare, humanity has begun to lose its sense of adventure. There’s little left to explore on the earth, but that all changes when you head underground. That’s where the oceans come in. Driven by a desire to see the ocean's wondrous creatures and otherworldly environments, the instructors at Signature Scuba have been charting undersea expeditions for years and years. Today, they strive to rekindle that love of discovery in their students with PADI-certified courses in open water diving. Through classroom sessions, pool diving practice, and teacher-guided open-water excursions in Catalina, students grow comfortable in their gear and in the water. Soon, they’re able to jet off at their teacher's referral in search of natural wonders during explorations of warm-water locales such as Hawaii or their uncle's hot tub.