Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Foster self-assurance and condition lungs with today's Groupon at At The Water's Edge in Westfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a discover scuba class (a $25 value).
- For $115, you get snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins), plus a two-hour snorkeling class (a $230 value).
At The Water's Edge's dive masters shepherd flocks of neophyte Nemos through scuba and snorkeling classes, teaching would-be Cousteaus the ropes regarding safety techniques, equipment usage, and the handling of actual ropes. The two-and-a-half-hour discover scuba class begins with 30 minutes of on-land instruction where students will get their metaphoric feet wet trying out the tanks and other equipment before plunging into the on-site pool for more than two hours of educational submersion. For those interested in traversing the world by way of the water's surface, the snorkeling package equips aquatic enthusiasts with professional-grade snorkeling gear including the choice of a mask, dry snorkel, custom fit fins, and an equipment travel bag, before leading them on a safe, two-hour lesson in the fine art of breathing through a straw.
At the Water's Edge's classes are open to participants aged 14 and older, and are kept at a ratio of four students to one instructor, ensuring each swimmer gets the time and attention he or she needs to master the mechanics of submarine maneuvering. Designed with beginners in mind, both classes accommodate Groupon holders looking to stretch their gills, prep for hydrovacations, or win back true loves from the arms of an amorous octopus.