Practice makes perfect, so it’s only logical that you’ll get better at breathing water as time goes on. Take the next step to achieving your non-drowning underwater dreams with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a Discover Scuba Diving class (a $25 value) at Atlantis Outfitters in Uniontown. All equipment is included as part of the class. Introductory classes are held once a month, so check the schedule ahead of time.
As Akron/Canton’s only PADI 5-star instructor-development center, Atlantis Outfitters offers the highest quality of support, equipment, and training for scuba divers during its four-hour Discover Scuba Diving class. The shop’s skilled staff of veteran divers will begin with a short academic session and demonstration before securely strapping their aquatic apprentices into fins, a mask, and a snorkel. Once you plunge into the safe, typically shark-free confines of a local indoor pool, you’ll practice techniques for exploring a watery world of fish that got away, singing whales, cartoon octopi playing rib bones like marimbas, and glacier sweat. The diving class can also be applied toward your diver’s certification; speak with your instructor if you’re interested in mastering the art of scuba.
Atlantis Outfitters is a three-time champion in CityVoter’s Best Sporting Goods of Akron/Canton category, having struck gold in 2008 and placing in the top five ever since. Though the class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, it might finally put to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles. Though breathing underwater can feel a little a strange at first, it quickly becomes second nature after a bit of submerged practice. Post-class, prepare to be able to shower for hours, retrieve all the coins from the bottom of every fountain, and diffuse nuclear bombs perched perilously above an abyssal alien city. Call ahead to schedule a class time.
Reservations required. Must be at least 10 years old, meet minimum medical requirements, and sign a waiver and medical statement (available online).
CityVoter placed Atlantis Outfitters on its Top 5 Best Sporting Goods list from 2008–2010 and gave it an average of five stars:
- They care about their customers, can be trusted. – Rick H.
- Went from beginner to Instructor rating with Atalntis [sic] Outfitters, top notch instruction and service. Great people to deal with and dive with! – masterpilot
- I've taken some classes through this store and was impressed with their instructors. – Fishie