Not participating in outdoor adventure sports can lead to decreased adrenaline levels, atrophied high-fiving muscles, and diminished abilities to recognize the smell of fear. Experience the excitement with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a scuba certification class from Westfield Water Sports in Southwick (a $265 total value) that includes:
- Six four-hour classroom sessions (a $210 value)
- Five open-water dives (a $55 value)<p>
Westfield Water Sports’ veteran scuba gurus school aspiring aquanauts during comprehensive scuba certification courses in a heated indoor pool. Students learn the essentials of scuba diving and underwater exploration over the course of six four-hour sessions that, like most werewolf transformations, occur on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. After completing classroom instruction, students venture off for a weekend to complete open-water dives and finally attain Poseidon-like mastery of the seas.
Although Westfield Water Sports provides essential gear, students will have to buy their own personal gear such as masks, snorkels, and fins, which will come in handy for post-certification dives and winning hide-and-seek matches by submerging into nearby hot tubs. Students may also rent certified equipment from an outside location.
Westfield Water Sports and Wilderness Experiences
Westfield Water Sports and Wilderness Experiences—a kayak, SUP, camping, and scuba gear shop as well as a camping store and adventure emporium—dispatches a staff of certifiable adventure-seekers to lead sojourners into the great outdoors with scuba classes, kayak classes, dive and non-dive world travel, and rock-climbing excursions. An all-around outdoorsman, camp director T. Scott Cook leans on his doctorate of Leadership Development in Adventure Education to develop nature excursions, including far-flung trips where groups snorkel in the Cayman Islands or evolve gills in the Galapagos. Back home, the summer camp’s elaborate ropes course builds teamwork between coworkers, and caving adventures allow guests to delve into mysterious depths or apartment swap with a black bear.
526 College Hwy.
Southwick, Massachusetts 01077