Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Today's Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids: for $39, you get a Learn to Scuba Dive course at the The Scuba Shop's Mesa location (a $99 value). This course is the in-class step toward becoming a PADI-certified open water diver.
Submerge bodies and breathless anticipation into The Scuba Shop's temperature-controlled state-of-the-art training pool, where a friendly, certified dive staff can lead landlubbers to a lifetime of underwater exploration. Fins, weights, a buoyancy control device (BCD), a dive computer, and tanks are provided in the comprehensive Learn to Scuba Dive course, which students can complete using their choice of three-week, five-week, or accelerated programs. A snorkel and mask are not provided, but you can purchase them from the Scuba Shop for 10 percent off. Each program will teach the skills necessary to prepare for open-water dive training and, thus, receiving PADI certification, which licenses finless beings to explore water bodies and celebrity jacuzzis the world over. Additional class materials, such as the course manual, picture for certification card, and DVD, must be purchased separately. See the flexible course schedule to plan your class.
- The SCUBA Shops' unique location within the swim school gives it several advantages over more traditional dive centers. Most notably, the state-of-the-art facility has been designed to cater to and appeal to adults and children alike. – East Valley Living
The Scuba Shop
Manned by a diverse and experienced dive staff, The Scuba Shop hosts scuba classes for all skill levels in a 10,000-square-foot facility that boasts an indoor training pool kept heated to a cozy 90 degrees year-round. There, unseasoned and uncertified divers practice essential skills in a controlled environment before moving into the unpredictable motions of open water or an aboveground pool being carried away by giant ants. In addition to its vast array of training opportunities, The Scuba Shop sells high-quality equipment that divers can use on personal expeditions or on trips the shop organizes to exotic diving destinations.