Oceans are the earth's final frontier, holding thousands of uncategorized species of fish and one plastic bag filled with loose doll hairs. Uncover the mysteries of the deep with this Groupon.
During the two-hour Discover Scuba class, certified instructors impart basic diving and safety information, and show students how to properly fit masks, fins, and boots. After a dive at the Willamette University pool, students take home a personalized high-definition video of their experience.
Open-water certification prepares budding voyagers for dives in natural bodies of water. Students kick off the instruction by reading chapters and watching footage presented in an included dive manual and a video that can be kept for the duration of the five classroom sessions where students discuss the material. As their scuba knowledge expands, pupils head to the Willamette University pool for five controlled dives and eventually trek to the ocean for four open-water plunges during a training weekend in Hoodsport, Washington (lodging is not included with class fees, though discounts are available at The Yellow House). Though HydroSports Dive and Travel provides some rental gear, students must supply their own scuba-quailty mask, snorkel, fins, gloves, and octopus language translator; Groupon holders receive a 20% discount on any equipment purchased during the class. Upon successful completion of the course, participants are presented with a certification card (the $35 fee is not included with this Groupon). Click here to see the class schedule.
HydroSports Dive and Travels certified scuba instructors tap into their enthusiasm for all things aquatic to train nascent sea explorers with thorough diving instruction. The staff formulate a roster of classes that includes a wide range of lessons, from basic tutorials that introduce essential skills to advanced courses that yield open-water certification and the ability to recite Keats underwater. In addition to classes, HydroSports' onsite shop packs an arsenal of equipment from top-quality brands and ample rental gear for self-arranged dives. HydroSports Dive and Travels trainers also organize frequent diving excursions amid marine wonderlands such as Palau, Santa Catalina Island, and Poseidon's living room.
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