What You'll Get
The only things separating humans from fish are underwater breathing capabilities and dental-insurance coverage. Today's Groupon further closes the gap between human and halibut. For $10, you get a three-hour introductory scuba course from Aquatic Adventures of Michigan (a $25 value), located in Brighton, about 50 mer-minutes northwest of Detroit.
Aquatic Adventures of Michigan gives terrestrials the sensation of submerged serenity, regardless of their level of experience. In the three-hour Discover Scuba class, students will learn the basics of scuba diving, including its pivotal role in ending the Seven Years' War. They'll then pull up to the pool for a dive, supervised by Aquatic Adventures of Michigan's half-dolphin, half-human instructors, all of whom are certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. As students sink into a world of wet weightlessness, they'll experience firsthand the subaquatic satisfaction known only by scuba divers, astronauts-in-training, and amphibious car mechanics.
Though the aqueous experts at Aquatic Adventures provide students with all the scuba gear they'll need for a dive, students are responsible for bringing a bathing suit and their own towel. Depending on the skills covered by the instructor, this class may be credited toward a future diver certification. All participants must be at least 10 years old. Gill implants are optional but not required.
Four Meetup.com users give Aquatic Adventures of Michigan a perfect five stars:
- The staff are friendly and really want to help you learn. I also felt like they don't hold you back. The instruction moved along at a good pace that I didn't find boring. – David Bavers
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Reservation required. Must be 10 years or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Aquatic Adventures of Michigan
Aquatic Adventures of Michigan is the joint venture of independent dive instructors Kim D. Parker and Tom Rhoad, who, after years of working with other dive shops, yearned for a place where they could stretch their fins, teach scuba their own way, and bellow sea shanties as loudly as they liked. Today, their PADI Five Star IDC facility is fast approaching its 10-year anniversary, and has grown beyond basic PADI training programs to incorporate everything from underwater digital photography to lessons in deep diving, wreck diving, and night diving. The shop's instructors are fully certified in first aid and emergency oxygen use, and provide factory-authorized service to big-name companies such as Poseidon, Genesis Scuba, and Dive Rite.