Similar to tickling a bear without losing an arm, the art of breathing underwater requires years of practice and dedication. Introduce your lungs to aqueous awareness with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a Discover Scuba course at Aquatic World in North Syracuse (a $25 value).
A PADI five-star dive center, Aquatic World appoints experienced dive instructors to guide pupils aged 10 and older through the beginning stages of underwater exploration in two-hour Discover Scuba courses. In the initial classroom session, a veteran diver introduces students to safety procedures and basic dive concepts, including hand gestures considered rude in fish culture. Groups of up to six then suit up in provided equipment and trek to the onsite pool, where they plunge into shallow waters to practice aquatic maneuvers under the instructor's steadfast gaze. To qualify for the pool portion, participants must be able to swim and breathe through their mouth, nose, or gills. Though discovery courses offer students a hands-on orientation to scuba, they do not result in dive certification.