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 $24, you get a Try Scuba group class at Castaway Scuba Adventures (a $50 value).
Castaway Scuba Adventures’ licensed instructors prepare students as young as 8 years old for sea submersions using Scuba Schools International–certified training tactics. During introductory group classes of no more than 10 students, seasoned flipper wielders introduce students to subaquatic exploration within the shark-free confines of a 6-foot-deep pool. Students dip toes in the world of underwater acrobatics with provided snorkel equipment and scuba gear, all the while learning basic hand signals, mask-clearing techniques, and methods for tacking and grooming sea horses. Teachers then adjust students’ buoyancy levels so that they may frolic beneath the surface with toys and slates or compete in underwater games of hopscotch.
Students who develop an appetite for diving's delights can progress onto Open Water courses, where dedication and continued avoidance of jellyfish pyramid schemes will win them SSI certification. The center also hosts scuba excursions to aquatic destinations in locations like Cape Canaveral, West Palm Beach, and the Florida Keys.
Castaway Scuba Adventures
At Castaway Scuba Adventures, owner Marta Mullen and her team of underwater aficionados have stood as gatekeepers to the ocean for the past ten years. Amongst her many personal accolades, Marta is a platinum instructor through Scuba Schools International (SSI), a globally recognized organization on par with the likes of PADI or NAUI. This means that Marta and her staff can effectively train students of all experience levels, including those seeking certification and those planning a blind date with a svelte piece of coral. Aside from instructional programs, every month Castaway Scuba Adventures organizes two or three local diving trips to complement its pair of annual international getaways.