The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can't quite make out what's being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with this Groupon.
- $99 for a scuba certification class ($250 value)
NAUI and PADI instructors lead groups of ambitious aquanauts through open water scuba diver certification courses. A classroom session introduces students to equipment and techniques in the comfort of a heated, indoor pool. After building up their underwater prowess, students explore the open waters of a real lake to earn their certification water wings. All students must provide their own mask, fins, snorkel, and boots, which can be purchased from Westfield Water Sports and Wilderness Experiences for a special student rate or brought in. See the class schedule for more information.
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.