Spending time underwater means learning to breathe only bottled air, just as spending time on land means learning to breathe at least 6 inches away from your nearest fellow bus passenger. Breathe right with this Groupon.
$30 for a Two-Hour Introductory Discover Scuba Diving Class ($79.95 Value)
Instructors use the Discover Scuba Diving class to introduce complete beginners to scuba basics, such as becoming comfortable in scuba gear and staying calm while breathing underwater. The lesson includes a souvenir digital photo of each student striking an underwater pose.
Blu Water Scuba
Bubbles rush from beneath the diving group’s masks—one of the only nearby signs of moving life—as they float beside the sunken submarine U-352. More than 70 years resting in 110 feet of North Carolinian coastal waters have transformed it into a reef of sorts—rife with small tropical marine life—but the unmistakable shapes of torpedo hatches, a conning tower, and the massive propeller give away its identity. Above and around the hollow hull float Blu Water Scuba’s instructors, guiding a detailed tour to the wreck, which is considered among the most unique wrecks to inhabit American waters.
The dive shop’s owners-cum-teachers regularly plan excursions from their base in D.C. to explore seldom-seen, deeply submerged portions of the Atlantic. To ensure that as many people as possible can share such amazing experiences, they offer basic certification courses in open-water diving as well as in a slew of advanced underwater skills, such as rescue diving. They start training sessions in enclosed spaces such as classrooms, local pools, and senators' private hot tubs, ultimately diving in outdoor locations such as the local Lake Millbrook flooded stone quarry, where they administer certification tests. Apart from full PADI certification, they also teach introductory diving skills in the safety of local pools.