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 $39, you get one introduction to scuba-diving class (an $80 value) at Dolphin Scuba Center. Dive in at the Sacramento location or the Stockton location.
Strap on your scuba mask and submerge your flippers for aquatic exploration during the Introduction to Scuba class, which covers the basics of using scuba equipment and breathing underwater. Under the watchful eye of a PADI-certified diving instructor, students will master basic concepts and scuba skills in the comfort of the center's 92-degree, indoor, heated pool. The friendly diving professionals will provide you with all the necessary equipment, including a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy-compensating jacket, scuba tank, and regulator. You can use this class toward future diving certification.
You must bring a bathing suit and towel to your lesson. Participants must be 10 years old or older.
Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School
Mike Johnson started at Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School as an entry-level staffer but soon turned his lifelong passion for water into a promising career. Quickly, he became the manager and, at the tender age of 21, the owner of the store—a water-exploration supplier originally founded as a swim school almost 40 years ago.
Today, the PADI five-star facility boasts one of the largest selections of underwater gear in North America, including top brands of scuba, swimming, and snorkeling equipment. Johnson and his team still offer private, one-on-one swimming lessons with certified lifeguard instructors but have branched out into scuba classes. Introductory courses work their way up to professional-level training, all within a pool heated to 92 degrees—the exact temperature of the president’s nightly bath. Students can even test out their newfound skills during scuba-diving trips to the likes of Mexico, the Philippines, and Fiji.