Breathing underwater, like eating fireworks, constructing a monument, and getting married, should only be attempted if you're confident you can do it. Acquire the skills to mingle with mermaids with today's Groupon to Scuba Lessons Inc., valid at dive sites in Avon Park, Kissimmee, De Leon Springs, and Palm Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a Discover Scuba pool session (a $129 value).
- For $89, you get a Discover Scuba open-water session with an adventure dive and video (a $203 value).
Scuba Lessons sends aquaphiles safely below the surface, helping them learn the ins and outs of the waterlogged realms beneath the waves. During a half-hour to one-hour pool session, the Discover Scuba lesson teaches fledgling divers important safety guidelines and techniques to get acquainted with the equipment involved in diving, including the mask, regulator, and English-Merspeak phrase book. Skill-building games make the learning experience memorable and fun, and amateurs are taught scuba tricks of the trade, such as how to clear a mask while submerged and the best way to tell a clingy remora that you feel it's just time to move on.
Adroit aquatic explorers anxious to breathe under genuine ocean water can opt for an open-water adventure dive. A saltwater dive off a West Palm Beach explores the sodium-seasoned wildlife of destinations of Blue Heron Bridge, and a freshwater dive in Lake Denton offers aquanauts a chance to fraternize with salt-eschewing turtles trying to watch their blood pressure. Groups are sent swimming with an underwater camera to capture wildlife encounters and an underwater video to replay the experience from the comfort of a landlocked couch. Studied swimmers can also try various aqua missions, which test photography, fish identification, peak performance buoyancy, and underwater archeology skills while the more rebellious sea creatures play hooky.