Scuba diving is a much safer alternative to deep-sea exploration than dropping into the shark-infested Indian Ocean in the submarine you fashioned from your non-buoyant dining room set. Learn to plunge into the depths without damaging your oak-aged furniture with today's Groupon: $12 for a one-hour scuba-diving lesson at Aqua Hut, located on Reynolds Road (a $25 value). Non-gilled humans must be at least 10 years old to dive.
Winner of Toledo City Paper's 2008 Best Dive Shop honor, Aqua Hut staffs a sea-savvy staff to teach rookie snorkelers the basics of scuba diving. Today's deal gives you an hour with a professional scuba sensei for an introductory class. Underwater explorers should bring their own towel and bathing suit, but Aqua Hut will supply all the scuba equipment, including mask, fins, snorkel, Catfish-to-English dictionary, and boots. Owner and SSI-certified instructor Jeff Davis has been plunging into watery abysses for 30 years and has consulted Fox News as a scuba expert. More than 10,000 divers have received his team's comfortable, considerate training on how to safely navigate underwater.
Use this opportunity to one day explore historical shipwrecks and exquisite sea creatures in the temperate oceans, or to defeat the sea gorillas' devious plot to rule Lake Erie. Divers who stick with the training may even get the chance to join the Aqua Hut crew when they head to Papua New Guinea in November 2011. Call ahead for appointment—Aqua Hut has open slots Monday–Thursday in the morning and Friday–Saturday in the evening.
Aqua Hut was named Toldeo City Paper's Best Dive Shop in 2008.