When fish mastered the art of breathing underwater, humans tried to prove their supremacy by competing with these skilled sea creatures in deep-sea tea-party contests. Try the latest invention in below-sea-level breathing with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a three-hour introductory indoor scuba-diving class (a $99 value) and 10% off merchandise at Benthic Scuba Centre on Lauzon Parkway.
Benthic Scuba Centre, Essex County's only PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Center, is a haven of underwater exploration with a large selection of scuba gear, a variety of certification classes, air fills, equipment, and giant squid rentals. Today's Groupon is good for a three-hour introductory PADI scuba-diving class, which includes video classroom instruction and a 1.5-hour supervised class in the pool, with all scuba equipment and rainbow-striped arm floaties provided. This controlled submersion teaches students how to breathe underwater, what it feels like to move in scuba gear, and the basics of what they’ll need to dive in the salty deep—skills that help prepare for a full scuba certification class. Benthic employs a staff with more than 40 years of diving experience, including certifications in octopus boxing, and uses only top-of-the-line equipment.
Benthic Scuba Center
At Benthic Scuba Center, a PADI Five-Star Development Center, a knowledgeable staff draws on more than 40 years of collective experience as they unlock the ocean's depths for seafaring visitors. Certified instructors lead all levels in dive courses such as Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and Air Diver Specialty. In addition to instructing divers, the centre also houses a vast selection of diving gear from top brands including Sherwood Scuba, Poseidon, and Oceanic, and loans rental equipment ranging from wetsuits and hoods to gauges and rubber duckies. The staff can also repair and maintain equipment to ensure safe aqueous excursions.