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 $30, you get a three-hour Discover Scuba class (a $60 value) at Planet Scuba, located on Albert Street.
Planet Scuba fills goggles with visions of the ocean's enchanting floor by instructing novice divers and guiding experienced swimmers on nautical journeys. The Discover Scuba course dips beginners into the basics of subaquatic enterprises under the experienced tutelage of PADI-certified instructors who temporarily traded their singing voices for legs. The three-hour class takes place at Planet Scuba's pool, where students float through basic underwater breathing, safety, and movement techniques. A regulator mouthpiece is provided but participants will have to bring their own diving butler.
Christopher Goodwill and Michael Makoid met while diving in the Sea of Cortez. The duo’s shared passion for scuba led them to found Planet Scuba; nowadays, they lead fellow divers on trips to the sea where they first met, as well as to Key Largo, St. Croix, and other exotic locales.
The shop arms patrons for independent dive trips as well with open-water certification courses. During 22 hours of coursework that combine classroom instruction and pool lessons, students learn basic diving techniques, such as removing the helium balloons tied to their wrists. Classes close with an optional overnight dive trip, on which students earn their certification. The gear store—which stocks equipment for snorkeling and swimming as well as diving—can equip aquatic explorers for any kind of expedition.