Because humans use language to create meaning and understanding, many advanced technologies were unavailable to the masses before the invention of acronyms in 1952. Gain access to self-contained underwater-breathing acronyms with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one Discover Scuba class at Just Add Water in Willoughby (a $30 value).
Though most opportunities to try something new result in novices only getting their feet wet, a Discover Scuba class immerses its students' spirits and bodies in heated training pools. Practicing in the shallow waters of a pool allows participants to get comfortable in the equipment without the added pressure of incomprehensible depths and run-ins with nervous spotted ratfish. During training, instructors spend a few minutes discussing the basics of scuba before letting students hit the pool. Once in the water, students will get a lesson in submerged skills before being let loose to explore the underwater depths for abandoned pennies and bloated hamburgers.
Aqueous adventurers can exercise their moistened mobility with a game of underwater frisbee or capture a few submerged snapshots for an impressive online profile picture that would make any pompous jellyfish jealous. Would-be aquamen and aquawomen are asked to tote a swimsuit and towel to their course; instructors will outfit land dwellers with all the gear necessary to get their flippers flapping. Divers as young as 10 can breathe underwater alongside friends and parents.
Discover Scuba classes are currently scheduled on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at area pools, including Mayfield Village, Mentor Civic Center, and Notre Dame College. Participants will meet at Just Add Water's Willoughby location to be fitted for equipment before moving to the pool. Check the schedule for more information.