$149 for an Open-Water Scuba-Certification Course ($300 Value) and 10% Off Equipment at Sink or Swim Scuba in Gastonia


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In a Nutshell

  • Get certified to dive
  • Lifetime certification
  • Experienced instructor
  • 10% off equipment

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4/person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Subject to availability. Must be 10 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Must sign waiver. Operates in all weather conditions. Must be able to swim. Personal scuba equipment not provided; personal equipment must meet company safety requirements. May redeem across visits. 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-certification course and 10% off merchandise at Sink or Swim Scuba in Gastonia (a $300 value).

Sink or Swim Scuba trains recreational and technical divers with safe, educational, and exciting dive experiences coupled with informative classes. The two-weekend open-water- certification course meets at Sink or Swim's diveporium to discuss the ground rules of the process and dole out study materials, including books and videos designed to help swimmers study up on scuba facts between dive sessions. Once students are acquainted with dive safety, dive planning, equipment selection, and how diving affects the body, a bus or teleporting mutant transports them to an indoor, confined dive site to practice what they've heard preached. Neophyte aquanauts test their new skills below the open-water waves, returning to the surface to receive a shiny certification sealed in a watertight ziploc bag.

Open-water certification never requires annual renewing, allowing years and years of diving at the sight of any ocean or puddle from now until the distant future. Air tanks, regulators, and wet suits are provided; divers should bring their own masks, snorkels, fins, log book, weights, dive knife, and bubble-bath mix. Gear packages can be purchased at Sink or Swim for $200, and a 10% discount on all in-store equipment empowers students to outfit themselves with high-quality gear for future dives. Students must be proficient swimmers and at least 18 to swim solo; those between 10 and 17 can participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sink or Swim Scuba

Brent Clevenger founded Sink or Swim Scuba in 2006 to provide regular open-water dive experiences to fledging and senior divers alike. He trains neophytes in his full-sized pool, letting them control their buoyancy to drop to the full twelve-foot depth after they master underwater breathing fundamentals in the shallow end. He also oversees scuba certification training during group dives at the Piedmont Dive Rescue Association Lake Norman Quarry. The former dig site provides plenty of underwater excitement with schools of fish and sunken objects to explore, such as the quarry manager's shed which used to house instructions on how not to flood the quarry.

Customer Reviews

Great class!
Mary Elizabeth R. · August 28, 2015
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Thank you very much for your kind words. We enjoy creating safe, happy divers! Let's go diving!!!
Merchant replied · October 14, 2015
Awesome experience! Give it a shot
Tiffany F. · August 21, 2014
Sink or swim scuba team is amazing. They are stick with their guns and know what they are doing. Highly Recomended place.
Mahmut M. · February 21, 2013
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Thank you very much. We work hard to insure the best value and experiences for our customers. We look forward to diving with you soon! Leading the way to underwater adventure!
Merchant replied · March 19, 2013

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