The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can't quite make out what's being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
$199 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification Course with Dives ($500 Value)
The PADI open-water scuba-certification course with dives is composed of independent study with books, a review with an instructor, pool training, and four open-water-certification dives. Scuba gear and tanks are provided, but there is an additional fee for basic course materials. Customers must provide their own wetsuit, mask, fins and snorkel. Additional $43.99 fee for DVD rental is a deposit and refundable upon return of the materials.
Squalo Divers, a PADI Five Star Dive Center, works in tandem with top industry brands such as Aqualung, Mares, and GoPro to outfit divers so they can explore underwater ecosystems. Equipment such as tanks, depth gauges and buoyancy-control devices prepares landlubbers for underwater travel without tricking a whale into swallowing them. Alternatively, the shop’s maintenance services can whip older gear into working order before each aqueous adventure.
Taught by certified instructors, Squalo Divers' courses run the gamut of scuba instruction, ranging from basic open-water certification to emergency-responder techniques. Courses incorporate cutting-edge training materials—including dependable gear and online study aids—and are taught in English or Spanish. The scuba center also offers trips to explore local waterways renowned for their extensive array of marine life.