Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Get all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids with today’s Groupon to The Dive Shop. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a Discover Scuba Class (a $20 value).
- For $99, you get a Beginner Scuba Class (a $220 value).
The Dive Shop’s trained staff instructs aspiring divers during hands-on classes in the heated, indoor pool. The Discover Scuba class offers students 10 and older a three-hour submerged frolic session under the supervision of a diving instructor, allowing them to acquaint themselves with new equipment and submarine perspectives. New divers need no more than a bathing suit and a towel to experience the joys of safe submersion, learn about typical open-water dive equipment, and engage in aqueous recreations of classical Greek tragedies.
The Beginner Scuba Class provides intrepid sea-scavengers 10 and older with all the skills necessary for aqueous adventuring, and it is held on weeknights or weekends during a three-week period. Scuba students are taught how to use sophisticated supplies such as regulators, tanks, and weight belts before plunging into the pool for an instructor-led, confined dive. Participants are required to provide their own personal equipment for this class, including a mask ($45–$89), snorkel ($24–$49), adjustable fins ($79–$189), and wetsuit boots ($54), all available at The Dive Shop store with a 10% new student discount, which is included with this Groupon.
Beginning courses provide classroom lessons as a complement to the watery knowledge imparted by the dives, giving brain juices something to percolate over while not doing underwater cartwheels. Classroom sessions are supplemented by a strongly recommended—though not required—book ($55) and DVD ($30). In order to become certified as a bonafide diver, purchasers must pay an additional $175 to take the open water test.