Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Take a deep breath of aqueous confidence with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a Discover Scuba introductory class at Adventure Scuba in Plano (a $45 value).
Adventure Scuba, a PADI five-star Instructor Development Center, is home to a slew of experienced instructors who train divers during regularly offered classes. The two-hour introductory Discover Scuba class ($45) is a quick way to wet your gills inside the heated indoor training pool. A skilled scuba guru begins the class by debriefing students on technique and safety, as trainees become acclimated to underwater maneuvering in the provided submersion gear. Fledgling Cousteaus can cut through billions of water molecules packing the 18-foot-deep pool like a warm, wetsuit-swathed knife flutter-kicking through a pool of butter. At the end of your instruction, confidently scour the pool's depths with ease in search of sunken treasure or a secret passage to the front of the DMV line.
Armed with a PADI certification from Adventure Scuba, students dive into the depths, floating past forests of coral or ancient shipwrecks alive with schools of phosphorescent fish. Aspiring human submarines ease into the process during beginning training sessions, testing out the waters, familiarizing themselves with the gear, and breathing underwater in the 18-foot indoor heated pool. For more advanced adventurers, instructors break out world-renowned Technical Diving International courses, teaching divers how to descend 180 feet into the water while managing decompression and oxygen use. They can also help clients plan and navigate cave dives for underwater archeological digs for cave-mermen fossils.
Making the world's waterways accessible to everyone, Handicapped Scuba Association directors teach divers with disabilities to swim open waters during weekend dives at Lake Travis. They also organize scuba travel jaunts to Cozumel, Mexico or Dominica, where world travelers swim alongside sperm whales and reverse-scale down sea walls and past bubbling volcanic vents.
2301 N Central Expy.
Plano, Texas 75075