What You'll Get
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 one Try Scuba diving lesson at Calypso Scuba: The Dive Shop in Joplin (a $50 value). Groupon customers must call ahead to reserve a slot.
During Calypso Scuba's four-hour Try Scuba class, novice divers undergo a comprehensive scuba orientation before honing beginning dive skills in the heated, indoor aquatic simulator. Certified dive instructors guide students through an equipment initiation, as well as a brief course on scuba fundamentals such as equalizing pressure, moving through the water, and repurposing old diving gear into formalwear. Newly elucidated pupils can conclude the course with a splash around the on-site simulator to practice underwater skills such as buoyancy and using your smartphone to locate nearby reefs.
Besides a swimsuit and towel, the dive shop provides all necessary equipment for the Try Scuba course, which, unlike Voltron, assembles even in inclement weather conditions. Participants who sign up for a scuba-certification course within 45 days will receive a discounted price on the Open Water Diver course.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Operates in all weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
The team helps students gain their underwater legs with certification-level scuba lessons, diving vacations, and plenty of rental gear. Calypso is the fourth and newest of the The Dive Shop's locations that is based in Memphis and was founded in 1961. They offer an array of aquatic programs. These range from introductory swimming and snorkeling lessons to specialty courses in night diving, search-and-rescue diving, and diving while learning to play the guitar. Per the company's philosophy, every course emphasizes the importance of diving responsibly, so as to preserve besieged underwater ecosystems.