Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for a Try Scuba or Try Snorkeling class for one (a $45 value)
- $39 for a Try Scuba or Try Snorkeling class for two (a $90 value)
- $75 for a Try Scuba or Try Snorkeling class for four (a $180 value)
During 90-minute classes, expert instructors assist six to eight students in strapping on fins and snorkels or full scuba equipment before they test out their gear in an indoor training pool. For more experienced explorers who wish to embark on full-scuba certification, the full value of the Try Scuba class can be applied toward Scuba Ventures' full-certification Open Water Diver course ($364).
With more than 13,000 divers certified under their tutelage since 1975, Scuba Ventures' instructors, dive-control specialists, and dive masters guide pupils through the three steps toward scuba certification. Students first learn diving and safety fundamentals during classroom training and practice sessions in Scuba Ventures' heated indoor pool. Then teachers whisk them away on two-day open-water training trips to locales such as the Caribbean or Lake Ouachita where, upon successful completion, they earn an open-water certification card and a free back scratch from a puffer fish.
Instructors also teach an array of training courses ranging from spearfishing sessions to lessons in underwater photography. Scuba Ventures also sponsors dive trips throughout the year, which guests can stock up for by renting or purchasing brand-name gear from the shop.