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 a non-certification introductory Try Scuba Diving class at Divers West in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (a $35 value).
The NAUI-certified instructors at Divers West pass on their amphibious adaptability to students in an engaging and safe environment. At a pool filled to the brim with aqueous know-how, trainees lap up essential scuba skills such as donning an air tank, breathing through a mouthpiece, and using fins to ward off cloying sea urchins. Though the class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, it might finally put to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles. While breathing underwater can feel a little strange at first, it quickly becomes second nature after a bit of submerged practice. Post-class, prepare to be able to shower for hours, retrieve all the coins from the bottom of every fountain, and defuse nuclear bombs perched perilously above an abyssal alien city.
Divers West outfits each subsurface voyager with all the gear necessary to explore their new life as a human-air-tank hybrid. Ambitious swimmers may forward freshly harvested knowledge to earn open-water certification or acquire specialty expertise, such as night diving, underwater photography, or dolphin telepathy.
Participants must sign a waiver and provide their own swimsuits and towels.