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 $60, you get a Discover Scuba course, including an open-water dive and all necessary equipment, at Freedom Scuba USA in Baldwinsville (a $170 value).
Freedom Scuba's staff instructor, Carl Sanfilippo, who has been on more than 3,000 dives, imparts budding aquanauts with a variety of submarine skills during the Discover Scuba course. Under the supervision of a teacher certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, participants practice in the facility’s pool, which shelters them from Aquaman's pushy time-share sales. Aspiring amphibians learn to use their snorkels and regulators to breathe underwater while maneuvering before diving into open water, where they reach depths of up to 40 feet. All necessary equipment, including a buoyancy-compensating jacket, mask, fins, and a prom dress made of tuna-fish scales, is included. The scuba skills and safety rules students learn in this course can give them the confidence to eventually pursue full Open Water Diver certification or pet a dolphin without asking first.
74 Oswego St.
Baldwinsville, New York 13027