Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Today's Groupon to Aqua Safaris gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids. Choose between the following options:
- For $174, you get a scuba certification course (a $349 value).
- For $25, you get a Discover Scuba course (a $68 value).
Scuba neophytes and schooled snorkelers alike can dive into a sea of inspiration at Aqua Safaris, a full-service scuba center minutes from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. With the four-week scuba certification course, budding aquanauts receive four three-hour classroom sessions, four three-hour pool lessons, and up to five ocean dives. All scuba equipment is included, but students will need to purchase their own snorkeling gear, a logbook, a training textbook, and bellyflop insurance. After four weeks, you'll be fully certified and ready to flap your fins at any waterhole across the world.
Those not ready to commit to a full certification can try the Discover Scuba class, a two-hour pool session in which students explore underwater existence for the first time with the scuba instructor right by their sides. Though the class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, it might finally put to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles. And when divers are ready to venture into the bathtub's older brother, the ocean, Discover Scuba participants can enroll in the certification course at a discounted rate.