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 $25 you get an introductory discover scuba class at Phoenix Scuba and Water Sports in Lackawanna (a $50 value).
During the dive center's discover scuba class, shorefolk descend beneath the waves of a local heated indoor pool to master ancient underwater breathing secrets. Requiring only a swimsuit but with a towel strongly recommended, this one-hour course provides new divers with a thorough introduction to the basics of scuba equipment and safety.
Led into the pool by Phoenix’s experienced and SSI-certified crew, explorers discover their twin powers of weightless suspension and underwater breathing, ideal for talking about on a first date or recreating classic superhero battles after securing the legally binding marriage paperwork. Discover scuba classes typically take place during weekday evenings, and a reservation is required for participation.
Phoenix Scuba and Water Sports
The Lackawanna headquarters of Phoenix Scuba and Water Sports is situated so that it attracts both Canadian diving enthusiasts who drop in from the Niagara Peninsula as well as divers from throughout western New York State. Recreational-minded beginners hop into an indoor pool to build skills and underwater experience before venturing out to the open water on one of the company's scuba charters. Meanwhile, Phoenix's veteran instructors work with professional divers-in-training who are trying to become certified. Instructional programs are also offered in adaptive diving, which trains those with physical disabilities to safely enjoy the joys of scuba. Through the years, the resident community of adaptive divers has made trips to exotic locales such as the Cayman Islands, where divers explore the ocean's depths and play Battleship underwater.