Learning how to scuba dive gives a person the thrill of breathing underwater without having to spend years as an apprentice goldfish, or decades sitting through Waterworld. Take an educational shortcut with today's Groupon to Columbia Scuba. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get enrollment in the Discover Scuba Splash Party class for one person (a $50 value).
- For $40, you get enrollment in the Discover Scuba Splash Party class for two people (a $100 value).
Divers must be older than 10 to participate.
The PADI-certified instructors at Columbia Scuba lead sub-aquatic students in instructional splash parties, designed specifically for non-certified divers. In a session held at an indoor swim center, poolside pupils familiarize themselves with scuba gear and get a comprehensive overview of diving basics. During the 45-minute party, students take to the synthetic sea, aquatically capering about and learning basic techniques such as descending and ascending. Though all equipment is included, participants should bring their own swimsuits, towels, and mermaid-to-English dictionaries.
Those who find a particular knack for breathing underwater can register for a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification course within 30 days of their class and get a $35 discount off the total cost.