Scuba diving is the only way left to find hidden treasure, befriend a nautical skeleton, or strap a huge tank to yourself. Explore the possibilities with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an introductory discover-scuba class at Atlantis Divers (a $50 value).
Atlantis Divers trains the Manchester Volunteer Rescue Squad Dive Team and underwater law-enforcement officials, but also plunges novice Nemos underwater to help strengthen their sea legs and prepare them for the life aquatic. Within a controlled, shark-free environment, the discover-scuba course submerges students feet first into pools of scuba-diving knowledge. Top-notch trainers enthusiastically educate on important dive-to-survive techniques. All basic equipment is included in this Groupon, but pupils are asked to bring swimsuits, towels, and the desire to free the rest of the Monkees from Davy Jones’ locker. The discover-scuba class is usually taught on a dedicated Saturday each month, as well as on Fridays and Saturdays that have "open water" scheduled.
Bahamas native David M. Hay spent his youth exploring the world of underwater wrecks while on dives with his father. Laura Schild Hay became enamored with sea creatures at an early age. David fervently kept up with diving, racking up nearly 6,000 logged dives working as a dive instructor and assisting West Virginia State police with underwater criminal investigations. Laura, on the other hand, cultivated her love for biology by breathing regularly and earning a doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She rekindled her passion for marine life in 2000 when she learned to scuba dive in northern California. Two years later she wandered into a Maryland dive shop seeking diving opportunities, where dive instructor Dave escorted her into the seas and, eventually, down the aisle.
Along with David W. Hay, the diving duo founded Atlantis Divers in 2005, where their certified team coaches beginners, fallen dolphins, and advanced ocean explorers alike. In addition to public safety training by Public Safety Diving instructors, who currently serve on police- and rescue-dive teams, Atlantis Divers educates pupils with 10 scuba classes. There, instructors abet apprentices with courses focused on managing dive emergencies and learning how to prepare wreck dive equipment.