The Dive Shop

Monroe Ward

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Veteran instructors gift students with sample of scuba diving in intro class & PADI-certify practiced swimmers through comprehensive course

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Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 8 or older for Discover Scuba option. Must be 10 or older for Certification option. Must be accompanied by a guardian if under 18. Must fill out medical questionnaire that may require a doctor's signature if you have medical condition. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. Must provide own mask, snorkel, fins and boots for certification option. 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 scuba instruction at The Dive Shop. Choose between the following two options:

  • For $49, you get a Discover Scuba class (a $99 value).<p>

  • For $199, you get an all-inclusive scuba-certification class package (a $445 value) that includes:
  • A shorty wetsuit
  • A regulator with alternate air source and gauge console
  • A buoyancy-compensating device with low-pressure inflator
  • Scuba tanks and air fills
  • A PADI crew pack of open-water-diver textbook, computer textbook, and logbook
  • Rental equipment for weekend open-water dives
  • Lake Rawlings scuba-park entry fees<p>

Classes are subject to availability and date restrictions, so check Dive Shop’s class schedule for upcoming sessions before reserving a seat.

Whether just beginning to investigate underwater worlds through diving or cementing skills for full scuba certification, students will find their fins at The Dive Shop’s PADI five-star facility. Divers can earn their saltwater-swimming credentials in an all-inclusive certification course that educates through academic lessons and real-world dives. The Dive Shop, one of the only PADI Instructor Development Centers in central Virginia, begins the two-weekend workshop in the classroom, where students study textual dive information and merfolk culture and diplomacy. Next, swimming skills are solidified during five hours of pool-skills practice, followed by more academic learning. Classes culminate on the following weekend when participants travel to Lake Rawlings for two days of open-water testing, at which time divers can earn their aquatic seals of approval.

During Discover Scuba classes, PADI-certified instructors swim alongside sport-curious attendants for one to two hours of introductory scuba tutelage that imparts basic breathing methods, full-gear swimming techniques, and combinations for opening Davy Jones’s gold-filled lockers. Students take to the simulated open waters of an indoor pool equipped with all necessary implements, and like rookie astronauts, indulge their senses with weightless exploration.

The Dive Shop

Over its 30 year history, The Dive Shop has trained over 10,000 new scuba divers and earned the honor of being a five-star PADI Instructor Development Center, without ever switching owners. The same teachers who helped the first class of students discover the underwater world now aid their children and grandchildren in making the same discovery through Open Water Certification diving courses and introductory lessons. They start beginners off in the safety of local pools, before plumbing the depths of Lake Rawlings during certification dives.

Customer Reviews

Great expereance
Gevik K. · June 30, 2016
Very friendly staff!
Sean E. · June 23, 2014
They had excellent customer service, and we had a great time with them! Definitely thinking of going through them again to get PADI certified.
Christina R. · January 24, 2014
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    Monroe Ward

    9320 W Broad St.

    Suite H & I

    Richmond, Virginia 23294

    804-270-0700

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