Before jumping in the water, a prepared scuba diver will always check the air tanks and load a special underwater water gun that blasts water through water. Get enemies extra wet with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for a PADI open-water scuba-certification class, including books and equipment rental (a $425 value)
- $29 for a PADI Discover Scuba diving experience with equipment (a $75 value)
During Discover Scuba diving sessions, students learn to don their scuba equipment, breathe underwater, and some of the basic skills and safety maneuvers required for open-water certification.
PADI open-water dive classes, for ages 10 and older, incorporate a classroom or online component, pool dives for mastering basic scuba skills, and open-water dives for earning certification. As they learn, students gain familiarity with dive computers and other standard gear.
Sugar Land Dive Center
Sugar Land Dive Center’s store boasts scuba gear from brands such as Atomic, Oceanic and Sea Life, but their signature product is an intangible: a sense of confidence underwater. The PADI five-star dive center’s courses impart just that. After classroom-based instruction, the center’s open water instructors teach divers to breathe underwater and handle their complex gear by practicing in a pool. The program then culminates in a series of real open water dives, which result in open water certification more useful than its earlier incarnation, certification to open water that’s in an aluminum can.
Sugar Land Dive Center also teaches more specialized courses that can transform open water-certified divers into future rescue divers and PADI instructors. For a fusion of dive practice and vacation, students can also travel the world on international scuba trips, which whisk participants to locales such as Cozumel and Fiji.