What You'll Get
Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with today’s Groupon for scuba classes at The Dive Shop. Choose between the following options:
For $199, you get an open-water scuba-certification trip package (up to a $528 total value) that includes:
For $249, you get an open-water scuba-tech package (up to a $638 total value) that includes:
- A PADI open-water scuba course (up to a $299 value)
- An Aeris XR1 NX wrist-computer diving watch (a $339 value)
The Dive Shop sports a PADI five-star ranking alongside legions of passionate instructors to impart diving skills to students while fostering a connection to nature. The PADI open-water scuba course, taken in five classroom and five pool sessions, brings fledgling Cousteaus to the brink of scuba certification, which they can tumble over on an open-water dive. Divers learn how to infiltrate mermaid colonies by practicing their strokes in a heated indoor pool with tanks, a regulator, and weights provided for their sessions as well as educational material for land-based brain stuffing.
Anyone age 10 and older and in good health can take the course, though The Dive Shop holds a special junior open-water course for students ages 10–12. Open-water students must have their own mask, fins, snorkel, boots, treasure maps, and whistle to take the PADI course. Though the required equipment is not included with this Groupon, The Dive Shop offers packages starting at $150, and Groupon customers get 20% off of any gear they wish to purchase.
Knowledge-armed students can finalize their certification during a three-day excursion to Himalaya Bay, Mexico, where they plunge into 27 dive sites below the pristine ocean, enjoying hygienic amenities and Marco Polo strategizing sessions between boat dives and dusky campfires. During a two-day trip, four dives in Lake Pleasant, Phoenix, meld watery depths with the blazing desert scenery surrounding its surface, and The Dive Shop provides wetsuits, tanks, snacks, and other essential equipment on the trip. Underwater breathers opting for the Aeris XR1 NX diving computer enjoy boldly legible readings on air, depth, and the favorite books of local jellyfish, with color-coded safety features in the display.
Although The Dive Shop currently offer a discounts on its PADI course to adults older than 12, this Groupon still represents the best deal available for most individuals. The course is offered to active military personnel for free.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid for option purchased only. 7 day cancellation notice required for trips or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 12 or older. Must sign waiver. Must provide own mask, fins, snorkel, boots, and whistle. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.