What You'll Get
Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you’re confident you can do it. Mingle with the mermaids with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a Try Scuba class (a $50 value)<p>
In a two-hour session, certified teachers cover basics, such as diving techniques, proper equipment use, and safety. Instruction in a swimming pool allows students to experience diving in a controlled environment and under direct instructor supervision. Intended for beginners and first-time divers, Try Scuba also serves as an introduction to the Open-Water Certification course (not included).
- $50 for a guided boat trip and Scuba dive for two people (a $100 value)
- $95 for a guided boat trip and Scuba dive for four people (a $200 value)<p>
Experts lead three-hour dive trips that whisk previously certified divers to local scuba-diving hotspots on Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. Dive locations include memorable underwater locales with nicknames such as “the hot hole” and “the graveyard.” Customers must already have earned scuba certification to participate in boat trips. First-time divers and those without certification should enroll in the Try Scuba class.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Classes must be used by the same person. Not valid toward rentals. Must be SCUBA certified for guided trips. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Upstate Scuba
In 2003, underwater overachiever Robbie Bogan embarked on a new endeavor would have him regularly shifting back and forth between the thrill of exploring shipwrecks to the gravity of teaching CPR and marine rescue techniques. The experienced cofounder of Upstate Scuba had created a scuba school that teaches both recreational scuba diving and tactical and emergency diving. As a result, the people who frequent the Upstate facility comprise a diverse student body.
First-timers arrive and are soon dunked into the pool during Try Scuba courses; search-and-rescue personnel often show up for instruction on the latest underwater navigation or night diving. The curriculum includes opportunities to gain certification, which can be used to participate in Upstate Scuba's open-water trips to nearby lakes. As dealers of top-notch equipment, Robbie also teachs divers safe use of breathing apparatuses and how to scare away sharks by impersonating Steven Spielberg.