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 two-hour Discover Scuba class at Salty Dog Dive Center (a $60 value). Lessons are held on Sundays in August and on Saturdays and Sundays from September 1 to September 18, when this Groupon expires. Salty Dog will be closed August 14 and August 28.
Diving doyenne Una Stites leads a team of nine other PADI-certified instructors, who deploy more than 100 years of combined experience to guide scuba students toward a future of underwater adventures. During the six-person class, instructors impart techniques and tips for subsurface paddling before escorting pupils to the on-site saltwater pool, where tanks and other necessary equipment stands at the ready. Behind a fence painted with a jovial blue octopus, students practice their newly acquired diving knowledge and Morse code dolphin clicks in a safe and friendly environment.
A full-service dive shop offers equipment purchase, rental, and repair, allowing for future waterlogged excursions or air-tank bench presses. Although additional training and services are not included with this Groupon, Salty Dog Dive Center also offers escorted dive vacations and scuba certifications.
1730 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19808