Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Today's Groupon gives you all the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids: for $20, you get a Discover Scuba Diving course (a $50 value) at Gigglin' Marlin Divers on Richmond Avenue.
The aquatic, wavy road to sublime underwater destinations and adventures begins with a solid beginner's course, such as Gigglin' Marlin Divers' two-hour Discover Scuba Diving. Led by PADI-certified instructors, divers destined for greatness are eased into the heated pool and introduced to underwater existence, which feels about the same as floating in outer space next to Kenny G. Subaqueous explorers ages 12 and older can pick the scuba master's mind for rudimentary concepts and principal skills. If student and instructor also choose to practice techniques from the PADI Open Water Diver course, credit may be applied toward the course and an internationally recognized certification.
Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School
As the indoor swimming arm of the Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School scuba-diving school—recently named Houston's best by the Houston Press—Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School entices water persons with a saltwater pool of titanic proportions. The facility's 75-foot long, up to 15-foot deep heated saltwater pool plays host to a crowded schedule of activities. The watery fun includes swim instruction for those less than 1 year old as well as adults. Regular times are also set aside for lap swimmers and indoor scuba sessions in which divers explore the saltwater pool's mysterious depths.
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
2211 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas 77098Get Directions