Like mastering a musical instrument, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice, dedication, and secondary gill development. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get an introductory discover scuba-diving experience (a $35 value) at Adventure Sports on East Central Avenue.
Adventure Sports provides 385,000 gallons of deep, heated pool water for a realistic scuba-training experience despite the landlocked land on which it sits. The discover scuba-diving experience is a one-time, roughly 1.5-hour introductory course to the world of scuba diving. With training from a PADI-certified instructor, you'll learn the basics of using scuba gear, including the mask, fins, snorkel, weights, tank, and suction cups. All Adventure Sports instructors are up to date with training in CPR and first aid.
Learning to scuba dive in a completely controlled environment is far preferable to learning to dive in the murky depths of the sea, because clean and clear water allows you to see tell whether writhing fronds are seaweed or submerged wigs without touching them. All scuba gear and air fills are provided for new students, so you needn't worry about whittling and nailing together an air tank at the last minute. If necessary, you may have to provide or purchase a hood and gloves for training dives. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
You must be 10 years of age or older to participate. Before starting, you must fill out a waiver and medical-history form.