Scuba diving has given humans the upper hand in a contentious war with sharks, allowing us to infiltrate the oceans and disable their sand-covered stockpiles of stingray missiles. Join the fight against the Great White threat with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a Discover Scuba session at Aquatic Center of Ocala (a $25 value).
The heated training pool greets small classes of aquatic aspirants wishing to familiarize themselves with the gear and diving techniques required for safe deep-sea spelunking. An experienced staff of coral collectors and squid-attack survivors outfits groups of six to eight divers with vests, masks, oxygen tanks, and other essential gear before leading them in to the water. As new divers move about the marine environment with increasing confidence, instructors may gently test their limits with breathing tutorials and underwater break-dance battles. Discover Scuba is an ideal opportunity for curious divers to test the waters before committing to an open-water session or certification program.
Hydrophilic owners Craig and Mary Clark cultivate personal relationships with their diving patrons by organizing local trips, group activities, and scuba vacations throughout the year. The store, watched over by a terrifyingly life-size shark, supplies swimmers with dive equipment from major brands, and the on-site service center repairs gear damaged in dicey narwhal-harpooning expeditions. Groupon buyers can make a reservation for a Discover Scuba session anytime of the month, subject to availability.