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 to Midwest Aquatics in Overland Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $20 you get a Try Scuba scuba-diving experience (a $40 value).
- For $32, you get a Scuba Max MK-103 Spider Eye scuba mask (a $69.95 value).
Midwest Aquatics lets landlubbers try their first taste of scuba diving in a safe and controlled pool environment. Like a teacher who lets kids eat books instead of read them, Try Scuba's nautical leaders become crowd favorites by using the Scuba Schools International curriculum, a program that lets beginners dip their flippers in the water without committing to intensive scuba-certification training. The one-hour underwater experience begins with a basic informational session covering diving safety essentials such as equipment adjustment, pressure equalization, breathing, and bribing dolphins for navigational assistance. After suiting up with all the necessary diving gear provided, participants are led to the pool by one of Midwest Aquatics' scuba sages to test their newfound subaqueous savvy in the water. Alternatively, opt to own your very own clear, black, blue, or yellow Scuba Max MK-103 Spider Eye scuba mask. A perfect gift for budding divers or a shark who wears contacts, the MK-103 sports easy-adjustment buckles, all-direction swivel functions, and push-button adjustment.
Try Scuba sessions are scheduled twice a month— on the first Sunday of each month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on the third Thursday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.—with more sessions scheduled based on demand. Customers must provide their own swimsuit and towel.
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 66085Get Directions