Scuba technology has given mankind exciting new methods of analyzing shipwrecks, studying marine life, and cheating at Marco Polo. Play to win with today's Groupon: for $20, you get the two-hour PADI Discover Scuba Diving course at Scuba Emporium in Orland Park (a $40 value). Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights, as well as Saturday mornings.
A scuba resource for more than 35 years, Scuba Emporium gives customers the opportunity to learn to dive in a safe environment and under the wetsuited wing of a PADI-certified instructor. A two-hour course in a pool (or pool-like conditions) gives clients a firm introductory handshake with the world of underwater breathing while also providing a unique weightless feeling similar to ballooning on an empty stomach or playing double-dutch on the moon. Participating in the intro scuba class does not automatically certify students to take to the ocean, but if instructor and pupil opt to practice the basic skills used in the PADI Open Water Diver course, that training can potentially be credited toward future certification.