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 Between Two Options
- $125 for an open-water scuba certification course (a $250 value)
- $142 for an open-water scuba certification course and chartered dive trip (a $300 value)
Upstate Scuba co-owner Robbie Bogan creates a wake of diving knowledge for students to learn the aquatic ways of scuba during year-round introductory and advanced classes. The four-week open-water course lets divers earn certification while practicing techniques in the facility's pool. Later, students head out to one of the local lakes to perfect those skills in the great blue yonder. Though breathing underwater can feel a little strange at first, it quickly becomes second nature after a bit of submerged practice. With the second option, scuba students will embark on a chartered dive trip to a local waterway.
This Groupon also entitles customers to a more than 30% discount on scuba equipment.
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.