Somewhere far below sea level, the most fashionable critters in the subsurface world are gracefully strutting their stuff in form-fitting wetsuits with foot-flattering flippers. Grace the coveted underwater runways of exploration with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a Try Scuba scuba-diving experience at Midwest Aquatics in Overland Park (a $40 value). Classes are scheduled twice a month—the first Sunday of each month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the third Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.—with more class times based on demand.
Midwest Aquatics allows students to experience their first taste of scuba diving in a safe and controlled environment, with nautical instructors bestowing underwater know-how through the Scuba Schools International curriculum. First an informational session covers diving essentials such as equipment adjustment, pressure equalization, breathing, and bribing dolphins for navigational assistance. After suiting up in all the necessary diving gear students are led to the pool by one of Midwest Aquatics's scuba sages where they spend one–two hours in the water.
At Midwest Aquatics, no one lounges poolside. Instead, students, 10 years old or older, learn scuba skills such as buoyancy control, underwater breathing, and aquatic movement in an on-site pool custom built for diving. Highly certified and trained instructors draw on more than two decades of scuba experience to teach underwater exploration in courses that range from introductory scuba sessions to open water dives, complete with off-site certification dives in locales such as Bali, Curacao, and local brewery tanks.
7565 W 160th St.
Overland Park, Kansas 66085