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 introduces you to the skills you need to mingle with the mermaids: for $25, you get a Discover Scuba class at Phoenix Scuba and Water Sports in Lackawanna (a $50 value).
SSI-certified instructors set up landlubbers for aquatic adventures in approximately one-hour scuba classes. Decked out in scuba gear, new divers learn the basics of the equipment and safety techniques as they forage for rare state quarters in the heated indoor pool. After descending into the water, students slowly get to know the weightless feeling of undersea inhalation, similar to a space walk. All equipment is provided, leaving amateur seafarers responsible for only their swimsuit, towel, and decorative gills. Phoenix Scuba and Water Sports also offers adaptive diving for individuals with disabilities; customers can contact the staff for more information.
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.